DEATH NOTICES

Published Friday, July 3

Nellie Corinne (Warren) Olson
Nellie Corinne (Warren) Olson, 90, of Hastings died on July 1, 2015, at Tabitha in Lincoln. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, July 7, at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings. Private burial will be held in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Dolores L. Zavodny
David City resident Dolores L. Zavodny, 82, died Wednesday July, 1, 2015. Rosary is 6 p.m. Sunday at Kracl Funeral Chapel in David City. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's School gymnasium with the Rev. Bernard Kimminau officiating. Burial is at St. Mary's Cemetery in David City.


Published Thursday, July 2

Evelyn I. Krueger
Hastings resident Evelyn I. Krueger, 90, died Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 6, at Zion Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Warneke officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery at Blue Hill. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Wilma A. Woodside
Wilma A. Woodside, 97, formerly of Hubbell, Neb., died June 29, 2015, at Geneva, Neb. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at United Methodist Church in Chester. Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home in Belleville, Kan., in serving the family.
Greggory Peterson
Former Hastings resident Greggory Peterson, 53, of Wymore died Tuesday, June 30, 2015. Funeral services will be10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 4, at the Church of Christ in Wymore with Clayton Lundstedt officiating. Interment will be in the Blue Springs Cemetery. Laughlin-Hoevet Funeral Home in Wymore is handling arrangements.
Linda A. Sears
Blue Hill resident Linda A. Sears, 60, died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the Blue Hill Community Center in Blue Hill. There will be no visitation as Linda's wishes were to be cremated.


Published Wednesday, July 1

Kasely L. Anderson
Kasely L. Anderson, 2, of Lawrence, Nebraska, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, in Hastings, Nebraska, due to an accident at her home. Services were Friday, July 3 at the United Methodist Church in Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Pastor Dan Albers officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery at Lawrence. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Pauletta Lampman
Hastings resident Patricia Pauletta Lampman, 92, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, Nebrasla. Services were Thursday, July 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Hastings with Rev. Greg Lindenberger officiating. Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.


Published Tuesday, June 30

Clara M. Devitt
Clara M. Devitt, 89, of Edgar, died Sunday June 28, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Edgar. Pastor David King will be officiating. Inurnment will be in the Edgar Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar is in charge of the arrangements.
Maxine Hockenberry
Former Doniphan resident Maxine Hockenberry, 103, of Grand Island died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society in Grand Island. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Doniphan with the Rev. Kelly Karges officiating. Burial will be in Cedarview Cemetery at Doniphan. Apfel Funeral Home is caring for the family.
Marsella Ewer
Marsella Ewer, 100, of Omaha, formerly of North Platte, died Friday, June 26, 2015, in Omaha. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Pleasanton Cemetery in Pleasanton. The Rev. Seung Ho Park will officiate. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.
Marion A. Sanders
Red Cloud resident Marion A. Sanders, 73, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with the Rev. Dan Albers officiating. Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Amy Plock
Harvard resident Margaret Amy Plock, 94, passed away Monday, June 29, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be Thursday, July 2, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Harvard United Church of Christ with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Burial will be at the Fairmont Community Cemetery at Fairmont, Neb. Book signing will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. with family present at the Harvard United Church of Christ. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home in Harvard is in charge of the arrangements.


Published Monday, June 29

Mona B. Hansen
Hastings resident Mona B. Hansen, 82, formerly of Davenport, died Friday, June 26, 2015, in Hastings. Mona's wishes were to have her body donated to science. Memorial services are 11 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church in Davenport with the Rev. Mike Anderson and Rev. Paul Knott officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date at Spring Creek Cemetery in Ruskin. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is handling arrangements.
Irene V. Ensign
Former Blue Hill resident Irene V. Ensign, 89, of Hastings died Friday, June 26, 2015, in Lincoln. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church in Superior with the Revs. Don and Margaret Olson officiating. Burial is at Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Superior. Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson is handling arrangements.
Lorene E. Johnson
Sutton resident Lorene E. Johnson, 91, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Sutton Community Home in Sutton. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Federated Church in Sutton with the Rev. Mary Scott officiating. Interment is at Sutton Cemetery in Sutton. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Tuesday at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton.


Published Saturday, June 27

Terry "Herbie" Robertson
Harvard resident Terry "Herbie" Robertson lost his battle with cancer on October 14, 2014. A Celebration of Life will be Thursday, July 2, at 2:30 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Dorothy Aspegren officiating. The family requests that those attending the service dress casually. Terry preferred comfort over fashion. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Robert Degener
Red Cloud resident Robert Degener, 80, died Friday, June 19, 2015, at his home in Red Cloud. Services were Tuesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud with the Rev. Ronald Kuehner officiating. Interment is at Emanuel Cemetery north of Cowles.


Published Friday, June 26

Cindy J. Menke
Cindy J. Menke, 56, of Lawrence, Nebraska, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary was June 26, and Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 27, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Lawrence with Father Thomas Bush officiating. Burial will be at the Guide Rock Cemetery, Guide Rock, Nebraska. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Eunice Jean Sanders
Former Blue Hill resident Eunice Jean Sanders of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died May 24, 2015. A committal service will be held July 17 at 10 a.m. at the Roseland Cemetery. A lunch will follow at the Bladen Fire Hall.
Dustin Tate Hogan
Former area resident Dustin Tate Hogan, 42, of Omaha died Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at his home in Omaha. Celebration of Life is 10:30 a.m. Monday at Adams County Fairgrounds in Hastings with the Rev. Renee Johnson officiating. Interment is at Woodruff Cemetery in Woodruff, Kan. There will be no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.


Published Thursday, June 25

Alvin Dee "Al" Howard
Former Superior resident Alvin Dee "Al" Howard, 89, died January 25, 2015, in Gilbert, Arizona. H 1995, Al moved to Mesa, Arizona, as a snowbird, visiting Hoodsport in the summer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, at 1:30 p.m. at Superior United Methodist Church. Pastor Warren Schoming will be officiating. Inurnment will be held at the at Nelson Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Navy. Williams Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of the arrangements.
Doris Loraine Johnson
Doris Loraine Johnson, 96, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Services are 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, at the Porter Funeral Home in Lenexa, Kansas. Burial will be at the Minden Cemetery in Minden.
Cindy J. Menke
Lawrence resident Cindy J. Menke, 56, died Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Rosary is 7 p.m. Friday at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Lawrence. Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church with Father Thomas Bush officiating. Burial is at Guide Rock Cemetery in Guide Rock. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.


Published Wednesday, June 24

Kellei Bruns
Superior resident Kellei Bruns, 54, died Monday, June 22, 2015, in Lincoln.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior with the Rev. David Johnson officiating. Inurnment is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is in charge of arrangements.


Published Tuesday, June 23

Nancy E. Hersh
Former Kenesaw resident Nancy E. Hersh, 74, died Saturday, June 20, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village. Services will be Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kenesaw with Rev. Paul Duffy officiating. Burial will be in Kenesaw Cemetery. Nancy's wishes were to be cremated. Apfel Funeral Home in Kenesaw is in charge of the arrangements.
Clarice JoAnne (Fredrickson) Christensen
Clarice JoAnne (Fredrickson) Christensen, 82, of Blair died June 18, 2015, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha. Services will be Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Blair.


Published Monday, June 22

Avis Leona (Hall) Schmidt
Avis Leona (Hall) Schmidt, 99, died June 16, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Franklin, Nebraska. A celebration of life service for Avis L. Schmidt was Saturday, June 20, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Franklin, Nebraska, with Pastor Nancy Cole officiating. Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin was in charge of service arrangements.


Published Saturday, June 20

Duane Dean Heckman
Former Hastings resident Duane Dean Heckman, 61, of Destin, Fla., died June 1, 2015. Private services were held in Destin, Fla.


Published Wednesday, June 17

Vonda Lee Crowe
Vonda Lee Crowe, 68, of Bladen died Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at the Perkins Pavilion in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Bladen with Pastor Connie Karr officiating. Interment will be at the East Lawn Cemetery in Bladen. Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud is serving the family.
Ruth Selma Klein
Hastings resident Ruth Selma Klein, 87, died Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Marcus J. Mackay and Pastor Benjamin Siebert officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Mary "Lynn" Stenson
Kansas resident Mary "Lynn" Stenson, 68, died Monday, June 15, 2015, in Belleville, Kansas. Rosary is 7 p.m. Friday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Superior with the Rev. Brad Zitek officiating. Megrue-Price Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Stanley C. Mankin
Stanley C. Mankin, 72, of Trumbull died Saturday, June 13, 2015. Celebration of Life Service will be 11 a.m. Friday at All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island. Daniel Naranjo will officiate. Private family burial will be prior to service time in Greenwood Cemetery.


Published Monday, June 15

Karla Kaye Kusek
Hastings resident Karla Kaye Kusek, 50, died Sunday, June 14, 2015, at her home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, June 18, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Doniphan with Father Joseph Faulkner officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.
Byrl Erickson
Superior resident Byrl Erickson, 96, died Friday, June 12, 2015, in Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with clergy Missie Wilt officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is in charge of arrangements.
Donna A. Albrecht
Davenport resident Donna A. Albrecht, 88, died June 10, 2015, in Lincoln. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Christ's Lutheran Church in Davenport. Burial is at Davenport City Cemetery. Urbauer-Price Funeral Home in Davenport is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin L. Harms
Hartington resident Marvin L. Harms died January 29, 2014, in Coleridge. Services were Sunday, June 14, at the Hartington City Cemetery with the Rev. Amanda Jertson officiating. The Hartington VFW Post No. 5283 and the American Legion Riders provided military honors. Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington was in charge of arrangements.


Published Saturday, June 13

Sandra Jane Plambeck
Sandra Jane Plambeck of Richland, MI, 79, died in hospice care on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from complications relating to Alzheimer's disease. Sandra's life will be remembered with a small family gathering and memorial services in both Nebraska and Minnesota later this summer. The Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.


Published Friday, June 12

Edna V. Jobman
Aurora resident Edna V. Jobman, 90, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015, at Memorial Community Care Center, Aurora, Nebraska. Services will be Monday, June 15, 2015; 11:00 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, Aurora with Pastor Karl Larson officiating. Burial will be Monday, June 15, 2015; 9:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to Messiah Lutheran Church, Aurora, Memorial Community Care Center, Aurora or Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be Sunday, June 14, 2015; 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. with family present at the funeral home, in Hastings. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Ronald D. Uldrich
Milligan resident Ronald D. Uldrich, 82, died Thursday, June 11, 2015, in Fairmont.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at First Congre-gational United Church of Christ in Geneva with the Rev. Eldon Nicholson officiating. Burial with military rites is at Milligan North Cemetery in Milligan. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home-Kotas Chapel in Milligan. Memorials may be given to the family to be designated at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to www.farmerandsonfuneralhome.com
Clinton G. Gerlach
Former Rosemont resident Clinton Gerald Gerlach, 88, of Santa Monica, Calif., died July 11, 2014, in Santa Monica. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill with the Rev. Mark Diehl officiating. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.


Published Tuesday, June 9

Gary L. Morse
Juniata resident Gary L. Morse, 66, passed away Saturday June, 6, 2015, at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, Nebraska. A celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there will be no viewing or visitation. Interment will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Nebraska. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is handling arrangements.
LaVerne Brunke Schmidt
Former Franklin resident LaVerne Brunke Schmidt, 89, of Stromsburg died Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Midwest Covanent Home in Stromsburg. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church in Franklin with the Rev. Kuehner officiating. Interment is at Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin. Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.


Published Monday, June 8

Robert L. "Bob" Spady
Robert Lloyd “Bob” Spady, 71, of North Platte, NE, passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ.Cremation was chosen. A Christian Wake Service will be 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Celebrant Father Jim Novakowski. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation, Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Catholic School Endowment Fund or the Miss Nebraska Scholarship Fund in Bob’s name. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.
Lula M. (Poppe) Bell
 Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 10, 2015, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Deshler at 10 a.m. The officiant will be Pastor Brian Francik. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 9, at Deshler Memorial Funeral Home in Deshler, NE, from 1-7 p.m. Burial will be in the St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery Deshler. Condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com, Deshler Memorial Funeral Home of Deshler, NE is in charge of arrangements.
Roger G. Hellwege
Roger G. Hellwege, 78, of Grand Island went to his heavenly home on Friday, June 5, 2015.
A celebration of Life Service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home, 2929 S. Locust Street, Grand Island. Reverend Paul Dunbar of Faith Lutheran Church will officiate. Burial will be in Grand Island City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Gary L. Morse
Juniata resident Gary L. Morse, 66, died Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.Celebration of life will be held at a later date. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there will be no viewing or visitation. Interment will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to his family for a later designation. Condolences may be sent to www.dewittfuneral.com.
David L. Bell
Harvard resident David L. Bell, 71, died Sunday, June 7, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Harvard.


Published Saturday, June 6

Bettie P. Mead
Former Juniata resident Bettie P. Mead, 71, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Bryan LGH Medical Center West, Lincoln, Nebraska. Services will be Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Harold C. Warner
Hastings resident Harold C. Warner, 92, died Thursday, June 4, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Services were Monday, June 8, 2015, at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Adam Sughroue officiating. Burial was in Parkview Cemetery. Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.


Published Wednesday, June 3

Floretta M. "Ty" Thomsen
Floretta M. "Ty" Thomsen, 87, of Lincoln died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Lincoln from Alzheimer's disease. Memorial Mass and inurnment for will be held at a later date in Holdrege, Nebraska. The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Volkmer
Longtime Hastings resident Mary Volkmer, 58, died Friday, May 29, 2015, in Clayton, North Carolina. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2015 at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
David R. Hall
Hastings native David R. Hall, 66, of Lexington died Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Cozad, Nebraska. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service with military honors will be Friday, June 5, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Loren Lindeman officiating. Berryman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles F. Damico, Jr.
Former Hastings resident Charles F. Damico, Jr., died May 29, 2015, in Omaha. The family will receive friends Friday, June 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with vigil service at 7 p.m., all at the West Center Chapel of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86 St., in Omaha. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.


Published Wednesday, June 3

Floretta M. "Ty" Thomsen
Floretta M. "Ty" Thomsen, 87, of Lincoln died Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Lincoln from Alzheimer's disease. Memorial Mass and inurnment for will be held at a later date in Holdrege, Nebraska. The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.
Mary Volkmer
Longtime Hastings resident Mary Volkmer, 58, died Friday, May 29, 2015, in Clayton, North Carolina. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2015 at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
David R. Hall
Hastings native David R. Hall, 66, of Lexington died Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at Cozad, Nebraska. Cremation was chosen. A memorial service with military honors will be Friday, June 5, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Loren Lindeman officiating. Berryman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles F. Damico, Jr.
Former Hastings resident Charles F. Damico, Jr., died May 29, 2015, in Omaha. The family will receive friends Friday, June 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with vigil service at 7 p.m., all at the West Center Chapel of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86 St., in Omaha. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery.


Published Tuesday, June 2

Margaret Caroline Little
Margaret Caroline Little died at College View Assisted Living in Hastings on Saturday, May 30, 2015, after a battle with multiple myeloma and Parkinson's disease. A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Private interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is handling arrangements.
Clair Duval
Bladen native Clair Duval died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 5, at the Bladen United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dan Albers will be officiating. Burial will be held in the Plainview Cemetery in Bladen, Nebraska. Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud is in charge of the arrangements.
Wilbur R. Heil
Wilbur R. Heil, 83, of Rockville died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at CHI Health, Good Samaritan in Kearney. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 4, at the United Methodist Church in Loup City with the Rev. Jim Koontz officiating. Burial will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City with military honors by the Loup City American Legion Post No. 48. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements.


Published Monday, June 1

Sheila L. Hendrickson
Shickley resident Sheila L. Hendrickson, 79, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, in Lincoln Nebraska. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Stockholm Lutheran Church in Shickley with Pastor Jon Jensen officiating. Graveside services are at Swedish Cemetery in Shickley. Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva is in charge of arrangements.
Glenda L. Bell
Harvard resident Glenda L. Bell, 62, died Friday, May 29, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village.
Memorial service will be Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Harvard United Methodist Church in Harvard with Pastor Chad Cassel and Pastor Travis King officiating. Glenda's wishes were to be cremated. Burial will be at a later date. Apfel Funeral Home, Harvard is in charge of the arrangements.
Edward J. Lipovsky
Fairfield resident Edward J. Lipovsky, 94, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Rosary is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church in Deweese with Father Thomas Bush officiating. Burial is at Fairfield Cemetery. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Wilbur R. Heil
Rockville resident Wilbur R. Heil, 83, died Sunday, May 31, 2015, at CHI Health, Good Samaritan in Kearney. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church in Loup City with Reverend Jim Koontz officiating. Burial is at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City with military honors by the Loup City American Legion Post No. 48. Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Little
Hastings resident Margaret Little, 94, died Saturday, May 30, 2015, at her home in College View. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Private interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.


Published Friday, May 29

Clarence R. Reinke
Superior resident Clarence R. Reinke, 90, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Byron. Burial is at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Monday with family present 6-8 p.m. at Ahrendts Funeral Home in Deshler.
Dolores C. Rader
Trumbull resident Dolores C. Rader, 82, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at her home. Services will be Monday, June 1, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Trumbull United Methodist Church in Trumbull with Pastor Travis King officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull. one hour prior to service at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Shirley Mae Woodard-White
Sutton resident Shirley Mae Woodard-White, 83, died Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Hope Reformed Church in Sutton with the Rev. Darrell Kinswood officiating. Interment is at Sutton Cemetery.


Published Thursday, May 28

Kendall L. Nass Sr.
Former Guide Rock resident Kendall L. Nass Sr., 76, of Coolidge, Ariz., died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at his home in Coolidge. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Guide Rock Cemetery in Guide Rock with the Rev. David Sherwood officiating. Simonson-Williams Funeral of Red Cloud is in charge of arrangements.


Published Wednesday, May 27

Thomas Patrick Nelson
Hastings resident Thomas Patrick Nelson, 71, died after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, May 24, 2015, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2015, at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hastings with Fr. Michael Houlihan, Fr. James Meysenburg, and Fr. Thomas Brouillette officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Lynne A. Oppliger
Private services for Lynne A. Oppliger, age 64, of Omaha, Neb., will be held at a later date. Reichmuth Funeral Home in Elkhorn is in charge of arrangements.
Marvin E. Wolfe
Hastings resident Marvin E. Wolfe, 80, died Monday, May 25, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Dixie Lee Wilkerson
Dixie Lee Wilkerson, 69, of Clay Center died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at CHI Health St. Francis in Grand Island. A celebration of life service will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Clay Center Christian Church with the Rev. Nathan Brands officiating. Dixie donated her body to be used to train future medical professionals.
David Bruguera
Hastings resident David Bruguera, 61, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at his home. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Father Julius Tvrdy officiating. Burial is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Patricia L. 'Patty' Tripp
Patricia L. 'Patty' Tripp died Monday, May 25, 2015, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be Friday, May 29, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.


Published Tuesday, May 26

Edna E. Hinrichs
Hastings resident Edna E. Hinrichs, 97, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Thomas Creigh III
Hastings resident Thomas Creigh III, 57, died Friday, May 22, 2015, at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln, Nebraska. A service celebrating hi life will be Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at French Memorial Chapel on the Hastings College Campus in Hastings with Chaplain Damen Heitmann officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Jack W. Petska
Blue Hill resident Jack W. Petska, 60, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska.
Rosary will be Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, May 28, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Father James Schrader officiating. Burial will be at Ord Cemetery on Friday, May 29, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
David Bruguera
Hastings resident David Bruguera, 61, died Sunday, May 24, 2015 at his home. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Father Julius Tvrdy officiating. Burial is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.
Ivan "Red" Wyatt Maggart
Ivan "Red" Wyatt Maggart, 92, of Scottsbluff died Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Western Nebraska Veteran's Home in Scottsbluff. His memorial service as Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at the Western Nebraska Veteran's Home Chapel with Richard Anderson officiating.
Bessie Reeve
Nelson resident Bessie Reeve, 100, died Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Nelson. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ in Nelson with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry officiating. Burial is at Nelson Cemetery in Nelson.
Marjorie M. Beck
Franklin resident Marjorie M. Beck, 95, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Franklin. Servcies are 10 a.m. Thursday at Grace Lutheran Church in Franklin with the Rev. Chad Boggs officiating. Burial is at Greenwodd Cemetery in Franklin.
Thomas P. Nelson
Hastings resident Thomas P. Nelson, 71, died Sunday, May 24, 2015, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hastings with Fr. Michael Houlihan, Fr. James Meysenburg, and Fr. Thomas Brouillette officiating. Burial is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.


Published Friday, May 22

Thorkild V. "Thork" Kastrup
Ruskin resident Thorkild V. "Thork" Kastrup, 90, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Hebron. Services are 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ruskin with the Rev. Connie Raess officiating. Burial with full military honors is at Spring Creek Cemetery in Ruskin. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is serving the familhy
Lee Bruce Hansen
Superior resident Lee Bruce Hansen, 63, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Superior.
Services were Sunday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. Mark Diehl officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior.
Janie Meyer
Former Franklin resident Janie Meyer, 76, of Columbus, Neb., died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Federated Church in Columbus with the Rev. Jane Ellefson officiating. Interment is at Columbus Cemetery in Columbus.


Published Thursday, May 21

Saul Guerrero-Alvarez
Hastings resident Saul Guerrero-Alvarez, 42, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Services will be Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Grand Island soccer field at 1212 S. Webb Road with the Rev. Paul Knott officiating. Interment will be in the Harvard Cemetery, Harvard. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a Rosary following at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 25, 2015, at Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to the family.
Thorkild V. "Tork" Kastrup
Ruskin resident Thorkild V. “Tork” Kastrup, 90, died Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Hebron.
Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Lee Hansen
Superior resident Lee Hansen, 63, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Superior.
Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.


Published Wednesday, May 20

Wilber F. Kniep
Wilber Kniep entered eternal rest on May 17, 2015, at age 94. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 5011 Road C, rural Byron, Nebraska.
Richard G. Junker
Kenesaw resident Richard Gene Junker, 78, passed away Monday, May 18, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Friday, May 22, 2015; 2:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, rural Juniata with Pastor Greg Volzke officiating assisted by Vicar Matthew Douglas (grandson). Burial will be at Concordia Cemetery, rural Juniata. Memorials may be given to Christ Lutheran Church or National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Visitation will be Thursday, May 21, 2015; 1:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service 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.


Published Tuesday, May 19

Sally J. Craig
Smith Center, Kansas, resident Sally J. Craig, 77, died Monday, May 18, 2015, at her home in Smith Center. Services were p.m. Wednesday at the Fairview Cemetery in Smith Center with Rev. Laura Beth Fricker officiating. The Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud was in charge of arrangements.
Jessie Lois Miller
Hastings resident Jessie Lois (Thorlton) Miller died May 5, 2015, at her home surrounded by family and friends. There will be no viewing or visitation. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.


Published Monday, May 18

Lois L. Alber
Hastings resident Lois L. Alber, 93, died Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Marcus J. Mackay officiating. Burial is 1:30 p.m. at Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings is serving the family.


Published Thursday, May 14

Loretta J. Volzke
Loretta J. Volzke passed away on May 11, 2015, in Seward, NE, at the age of 84 years, 10 months and 5 days. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 110 D. St., Utica, NE 68456 with Pastor Jon Dunbar and Pastor Richard Gudgel officiating. Casketbearers are Will Volzke, Mitchell Nissen, Mathew Volzke, Evan Volzke, Ethan Volzke, Antonio Sims. Interment is at Utica Cemetery in Utica. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Friday at Volzke Funeral Home with family to greet friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Memorials in care of the Lutheran Hour Ministries, Orphan Grain Train, LAMP-Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots or donor’s choice.
Saul Guerrero
Hastings resident Saul Guerrero, 42, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.
Barbara J. Kimminau
 Guide Rock resident Barbara J. Kimminau died Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Red Cloud.
Services are pending at this time.


Published Wednesday, May 13

Sherman Clarence Jones
Former Hastings resident Sherman Clarence Jones, 99, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Mountain Home, Arkansas. Graveside services will be at Lindale Cemetery in Hordville, Nebraska. Arrangements are by Roller Funeral Home.
Roger Michael Sullivan
Rural Doniphan resident Roger Michael Sullivan, 89, died Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at his home. Rosary is 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Doniphan. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church. All Faiths Funeral Home is in charge of arrangments.
Michael D. Gragg
Hastings resident Michael D. Gragg, 53, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at his home. No services are planned at this time. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there will be no visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.


Published Tuesday, May 12

George H. Hemberger
Former Hastings resident George H. Hemberger, 96, died Dec. 7, 2014. He was buried in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings on Dec. 12, 2014. To commemorate his life, a graveside funeral service will be May 15, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. officiated by the Rev. Joseph M. Walsh of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings.
Harold "Harry" Wayne Brindle
Blue Hill resident Harold "Harry" Wayne Brindle, 80, died Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Blue Hill. The family will be having a private family service at a later date.
Timothy Alan Perlinger
Grand Island resident Timothy Alan Perlinger, 51, died at his home on May 6, 2015. A celebration of life will be held May 15, 2015, at 2 p.m. at First Christian Church, 2400 W. 14th, in Grand Island.


Published Monday, May 11

Merlyn R. Lay
Glenvil resident Merlyn R. Lay, 89, died Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hanover Presbyterian Church in rural Glenvil with the Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey officiating. Burial is at Hanover Presbyterian Churchyard Cemetery. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings and one hour prior to services at the church Wednesday.
Harold D. Lautenschlager
Former Doniphan resident Harold D. Lautenschlager, 93, of Grand Island died Friday, May 8, 2015, at Bickford Cottage in Grand Island. To honor Harold's wishes, cremation has taken place, and there will not be any visitation or services. Private inurnment of his cremains will be in the Cedarview Cemetery at Doniphan at a later date. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary L. Alexander
Mary L. Alexander, 84, of Grand Island died Friday, May 8, 2015, at Edgewood Vista of Grand Island a battle with Alzheimer's disease. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Grand Island. The Rev. Bill Pavuk will officiate. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island is handling arrangements.
Wilbur H. Becker
Mankato, Kan. resident Wilbur H. Becker, 83, died Friday, May 8, 2015, in Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mankato, Kan., with the Rev. Dennis R. Beckmann and the Rev. Roger Walls officiating. Burial with full military rites is at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Mankato, Kan. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is handling arrangements.


Published Saturday, May 9

Ronald E. "Ron" Archer
Ronald E. "Ron" Archer, 73, of Grand Island died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at his home. Services were Sunday at All Faiths Funeral Home. Pastor Jay Towell officiated. To honor Ron's wishes, cremation will take place and burial of ashes will be at a later date in Grand Island City Cemetery.
Richard C. Kober, Jr.
Hastings resident Richard C. Kober, Jr., 84, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at his home. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, May 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating and Deacon Ryan Salisbury assisting. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Mershonne Jacqueline Brown
Former Hastings resident Mershonne Jacqueline Brown died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Fort Collins, Colorado. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. on June 13, 2015, at St Michael's Parish in Hastings, Neb. Bohlender Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements at 121 W. Olive, Fort Collins, Colo., 80524.
Ralph Edward Peshek
Hastings resident Ralph Edward Peshek, 67, died Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. Services will be Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Josh Reynolds officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. ivingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.


Published Friday, May 8

Mershonne J. Brown
Mershonne Jacqueline Brown died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Fort Collins, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, please make any memorials to the American Red Cross or charity of your choice, in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive, Fort Collins, Colorado, 80524. Friends may send condolences to the family at bohlenderfuneralchapel.com. A Memorial Service celebrating both Mershonne and Carl's lives will be held at 10:00 a.m. on June 13, 2015, at St Michael's Parish in Hastings, NE.
Dorothy M. Streff
Hastings resident Dorothy M. Streff, 68, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Rosary is 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hastings. Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial is 2 p.m. Monday at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday 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 Dorothy M. Streff Memorial for a memorial to be established at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Donita J. (Fitzke) Holst
Donita Jean (Fitzke) Holst passed away at the age of 84 on Monday, May 4, 2015. Cremation pending. A memorial service for Bob and Donita will be held Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 42695 Washington Street, Palm Desert, CA 92211. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings or Reliance Hospice, 74130 Country Club Dr., Palm Desert, CA 92260.
Margaret W. Lurk
Harvard resident Margaret W. Lurk, 90, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard, Nebraska. There will be no services. Margaret requested to be cremated and laid to rest next to her husband. Private burial will be held at Harvard Cemetery, Harvard. Memorials may be given to your local animal shelter. 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.
J.D. Kingston
Red Cloud resident J.D. Kingston, 80, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud. Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a headstone. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com


Published Thursday, May 7

Richard E. Amack
Richard E. Amack was born August 7, 1931, southeast of Red Cloud to parents Edgar Raven Amack and Gertrude Marie (Wiggins) Amack. He departed this life on Monday, May 4, 2015, at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held Satuday, 10:30 a.m., May 9, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Interment will be at the Red Cloud Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud, and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Webster County Community Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com.
Bea Hartzell
Bea Hartzell, age 82, of Aurora passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Memorial Community Care after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 11, at Messiah Lutheran Church. Rev. Ron Harris will officiate. Inurnment will be at Aurora Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials will be made to the family to be designated at a later time. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be emailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Dylan V. Dzingle
Dylan V. Dzingle, 18, of Grand Island was called to Heaven Monday, May 4, 2015, at CHI-Health St. Francis Medical Center.
Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at All Faiths Funeral Home. Dan Naranjo will officiate. Cremation has been chosen. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at All Faiths Funeral Home.
Jack L. Cagley
Hastings resident Jack L. Cagley, 88, passed away Wednesday, May 06, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Private family burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Dorothy M. Streff
Hastings resident Dorothy M. Streff, 68, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Rosary is 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hastings. Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial is 2 p.m. Monday at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1-4 p.m. Sunday 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 Dorothy M. Streff Memorial for a memorial to be established at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
David L. Jolly
Former Prosser resident David L. Jolly, 72, died May 1, 2015.
Jessie Miller
Hastings resident Jessie Miller, 97, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at her home. Services and burial will be at a later date in Oshkosh. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Ila M. McCarthy
Superior resident Ila Mae McCarthy, 89, died Saturday, May 2, 2015. Private family services were held. Memorials may be given in care of the family.


Published Wednesday, May 6

Todd G. Ruhter
Todd G. Ruhter, 47, of Grand Island died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Golden Living Center-Park Place. Celebration of life service is 2 p.m. today, May 6, at All Faiths Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island. Daniel Naranjo will officiate. Additional celebration will follow at Nathan Detroit's. A memorial fund will be established in memory of Todd. Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com
Harold D. Grummert
Harold D. Grummert, 71, of Hastings died Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island. Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Chapel of the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island with the Rev. Paul Dunbar officiating. Inurnment interment of the ashes will be in Burkett Cemetery, Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island. There will be no visitation as Mr. Grummert was cremated. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.apfelfuneralhome.com
Sylvia A.C. Oye
Hastings resident Sylvia Alethea Catherine Oye, 91, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln. Services will be Saturday, May 9, 2015; 10:30 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Charles D. Johnson officiating. Burial will be 1:00 p.m. at the Blue Hill Cemetery, Blue Hill. Memorials may be given to the Sylvia Alethea Catherine Oye Memorial Fund. Visitation will be Saturday, 9:00 a.m. until service time at Butler Volland Chapel. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Duane C. 'Flip' Phillips
Bellevue resident Duane C. "Flip" Phillips, 86, a retired Brigadier General in the Nebraska Army National Guard, died Friday, May 1, 2015, in Bellevue. Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Galvin Rd., Bellevue. Inurnment at Church Columbarium. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Bellevue Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Hillcrest Hospice.
Jimmy D. Kingston
Red Cloud resident Jimmy D. Kingston, 80, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.
Paul D. Becker
Hastings resident Paul David Becker, 88, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Homestead Assisted Living in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Charles M. Webster officiating. Private burial is at Sutton Cemetery in Sutton. There will be no viewing or visitation.
Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Hastings.
Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Jack L. Cagley
Hastings resident Jack L. Cagley, 88, died Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.
Marcylene A. Krueger
Red Cloud resident Marcylene A. Krueger, 91, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Warren Schoming and Chaplain Jay Towell officiating. Interment is at Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud. Book signing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Thursday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com


Published Tuesday, May 5
Patrick "Pat" L. Mitchell
Hastings resident Patrick "Pat" L. Mitchell, 70, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Mary Lanning HealthCare in Hastings. Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Hastings with Pastor Steven Peeler officiating. DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings is serving the family.
Bonnie Jean Mohling
Bonnie Jean Mohling of Grimes, Iowa, formerly of Wauneta, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Kennybrook Village in Grimes, Iowa. Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 Galvin Road, in Bellevue. Inurnment is at the Church Columbarium.


Published Monday, May 4
Robert J. "Bob" Matticks
Former Fairfield resident Robert J. "Bob" Matticks, 85, died Friday, May 1, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, Nebraska. Services will be Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church in Fairfield with Pastor William Nottage-Tacey officiating. Burial with military rites by Fort Riley Honor Guard and Fairfield American Legion will be in Fairfield Cemetery. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Todd G. Ruhter
Todd G. Ruhter, 47, of Grand Island died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Golden Living Center-Park Place. Celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at All Faiths Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Island. Daniel Naranjo will officiate.
Margaret A. Hawthorne
Hastings resident Margaret A. Hawthorne, 98, died Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Haven Home in Kenesaw, Nebraska. Services will be Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Travis King officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull, Nebraska. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Sylvia A. Catherine Oye
Hastings resident Sylvia A. Catherine Oye, 91, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Charles D. Johnson officiating. Burial is 1 p.m. at the Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Patrick L. "Pat" Mitchell
Hastings resident Patrick L. "Pat" Mitchell, 70, died Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hasings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Lutheran Church of Good Shepherd in Hastings with Pastor Steven Peeler officiating. DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings is handling arrangements.


Published Saturday, May 2
George H. Hemberger
George H. Hemberger, 96, died Dec. 7, 2014, and was buried in Parkview Cemetery on Dec. 12, 2014. To commemorate his life, a graveside funeral service will be May 15 at 10:30 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Joseph M. Walsh of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings.
Evelyn L. Minnick
Franklin resident Evelyn L. Minnick, 93, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Franklin. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Interment is at Riverton Cemetery.


Published Friday, May 1
Ron "Joe" Bovill
Ron "Joe" Bovill, 76, of Kearney, Neb., died April 28, 2015, after a nearly three-year battle with cancer. A Memorial Mass will be on Monday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m. at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney. Father Joe Hannappel will celebrate and private family burial will be later. There will be no visitation. A vigil wake service will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, at the church. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.
Herbert S. Hinrichs
Hastings resident Herbert S. Hinrichs, 74,died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village in Hastings, Nebraska.mPrivate services will be at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Donna Irene Jacobsen
Kenesaw resident Donna Irene Jacobsen, 81, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Haven Home in Kenesaw after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Services will be Monday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Kenesaw. Burial will be at the Kenesaw Cemetery in Kenesaw. Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw is in charge of the arrangements.
Francis R. Swanson
Francis R. Swanson, 71, of Hastings, Nebraska, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Memorial services are Monday, May 4, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary Chapel in Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Pastor Dale Phillips officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill, Nebraska. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Orleatha M."Lee" Dunning
Former Hastings resident Orleatha M."Lee" Dunning, 80, of Austin, Minnesota, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at St. Mark's Memory Care in Austin. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, May 4, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Reverend Dennis Tamke officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Austin. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.
Doreen Faye "Dee" Hunt
Concordia, Kan., resident Doreen Faye "Dee" Hunt, 60, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Cloud County Health Center in Concordia, Kan. Private family inurnment was at St. Theresa Catholic Cemetery in Mankato, Kan. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior was in charge of arrangments.


Published Thursday, April 30
Arthur "Art" Raymond Kolbet
Hastings resident, Arthur "Art" Raymond Kolbet, 84, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island, Nebraska. Rosary will be Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to the Lawrence Country Club in Lawrence, Nebraska or Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island for the residents. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
H. Charley Herndon
Hastings resident, H. Charley Herndon, 88, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be Saturday, May 2, at 11 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Hastings with the Rev. Steven Peeler officiating.
Thelma J. Mahlman
Smith Center, Kan. resident Thelma J. Mahlman, 90, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Deseret Health and Rehab Center in Smith Center, Kan. Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Smith Center, Kan., with the Rev. Randy Hill officiating. Burial is at Fairview Cemetery in Smith Center. Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary in Smith Center, Kan. is in charge of arrangments.
Roland Knox
Former Clay Center resident Roland Knox, 94, died April 28, 2015, at Ridgewood Care Center in Seward, Nebraska. Services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 2, at the United Church of Christ in Harvard, Nebraska, with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery in Clay Center.
Paul David Becker
Hastings resident Paul David Becker, 88, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Homestead Assisted Living in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be held Monday, May 11, at 2 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Charles M. Webster officiating. A private burial will be at Sutton Cemetery in Sutton. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.


Published Wednesday, April 29
Wilma Jean Uden Bentley
Glenvil resident Wilma Jean Uden Bentley, 79, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Friday, May 1, at 11 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be in Concordia Cemetery in rural Juniata. Memorials may be given to the family. Visitation wil Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Quinton Samuel Summers
Quinton Samuel Summers died April 25, 2015. Rosary will be Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Father Adam Sughroue officiating. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. at Our Lady Lourdes Church in Ravenna with Father Martin Egging officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Sherrill "Sheri" Dowse
Harvard resident Sherrill "Sheri" Dowse, 57, died Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. Services are 2:30 p.m. Friday at United Church of Christ in Harvard with the Rev. Dave Johnson officiating. Burial is at Harvard Cemetery in Harvard. McLaughlin Funeral Home in Clay Center is serving the family.
Ethel Mae (Cundall) Samuelson
Harvard resident Ethel Mae (Cundall) Samuelson, 92, died, April 27, 2015, at Memorial Long-term Care in Aurora, Nebraska. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, at the First United Methodist Church in Harvard, Neb., with Rev. Travis King officiating. Graveside services will be conducted from the Harvard Cemetery.


Published Tuesday, April 28
Francis "Fran" E. Theis
Former Hastings resident Francis "Fran" E. Theis, 88, died Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Eastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue, Nebraska. Rosary will be Wednesday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, April 30 at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Frederick H. Grueber
Byron native Frederick H. Grueber, 88, died April 23 at Rosebrook Care Center in Edgar, Nebraska. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ruskin with the Rev. Ethan Feistner officiating. Burial is at Spring Creek Cemetery in Ruskin. Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson is handling arrangements.
Leland "Buck" Keister Jr.
Holstein native (Ret) Army Lt. Col. Leland "Buck" Keister Jr., 83, of Leavenworth, Kansas, died Thursday, March 12, in Tonganoxie, Kansas. A memorial service with military rites was held April 22 at the R.L. Leintz Funeral Home in Leavenworth.


Published Monday, April 27
Cheryl K. Hipple
Hastings resident Cheryl K. Hipple, 70, died Saturday, April 25, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society of Hastings Perkins Pavilion. Services will be Wednesday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Hastings. The Rev. Steven Peeler will officiate. Graveside committal will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Hardy Cemetery at Hardy, Nebraska. Apfel Funeral Home of Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.
Ardith O. "Art" Ernst
The Rev. Ardith O. "Art" Ernst, 87, of Lincoln died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 3, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Lincoln with the Rev. Wayne Alloway officiating. Ernst was born in Adams County and served in Inland, Bladen, Scottsbluff, Wauneta, Lincoln, Fairbury, Doniphan, Rosedale, Broken Bow, Norfolk, and Lexington.
Suzanne Therese Landale
Upland native Suzanne Therese Landale, 87, died Wednesday, April 22, at her home in Aurora, Colo. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St Cecilia's Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 29, at 10 a.m. with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.

Published Saturday, April 25
Lauretta Mable Chambers
Lauretta Mable Chambers died Feb. 5, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A memorial was held in Colorado Springs.
Mabel Marie Hickox Warner
Mabel Marie Hickox Warner, formerly of Gering, Nebraska, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Perkins Nursing Home of Hastings. A service will be held at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 26. Private interment will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering, Nebraska. Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.
Ruby L. Cole
Hastings resident, Ruby L. Cole, 97, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at The Kensington in Hastings, Nebraska. A graveside service will be Wednesday, April 29, at 11 a.m. at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Charles E. Taylor
Charles E. Taylor, Sr., 82, a resident of Dallas, Oregon, died Friday, April 17, 2015, in Salem, Oregon. Private burial is at Dallas Cemetery.

Published Friday, April 24
Merwyn D. "Cap" Renz
Ruskin resident Merwyn D. "Cap" Renz, 84, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Deshler. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ruskin with Pastor Jonathan Jensen officiating. Burial with full military honors at Spring Creek Cemetery in Ruskin.

Published Thursday April 23
Clinton "Clint" Leroy Bridges
Clinton "Clint" Leroy Bridges, 88, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at his home in McCook. Services were Friday, April 24, 2015, at McCook Christian Church on with Pastor Clark Bates officiating. Burial will be in the Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud, Nebraska, at 3 p.m. with Gail Portenier officiating.
Mary Edith Berry Mumford
Chester resident Mary Edith Berry Mumford, 70, died April 19, 2015, in Lincoln. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at the United Methodist Church in Chester with Pastor Mark Baldwin officiating. There will be no visitations. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is in charge of arrangements.

Published Wednesday April 22
Sharon M. Koch
Sharon M. Koch, 73, of Campbell, Nebraska, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Gretna, Nebraska. Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Campbell, Nebraska, with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating. Burial will be in the Presbyterian Cemetery in Campbell, Nebraska. Campbell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements
Thomas L. McCauley, Sr.
Thomas L. McCauley, Sr., age 81, died on Monday, April 20, 2015, at 1:25 p.m. at his daughter's residence. Arrangements are by Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, Ada, Ohio
Dean K. Schenk
Kearney resident Dean K. Schenk, 96, died Friday, April 17, 2015 at St. John Nursing Home in Kearney. Services are 1 p.m. Friday at United Church in Kensington with Pastor Dennis Lambert and Pastor Emily Blank officiating.
Dorothy Hofmann
Henderson resident Dorothy Hofmann, 86, formerly of Sutton, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at the Henderson Care Center in Henderson, Nebraska. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, Nebraska, with the Free German Reformed Salem Church Elders officiating. Interment will follow at the Free German Reformed Salem Church Cemetery near Sutton.
Claton W. Frieden
Former Shickley resident Claton W. Frieden, 86, of York died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in York. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Zion Lutheran Church in Shickley with the Rev. James Moll officiating. Military graveside services are at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Shickley.
Scott D. McElfresh
Lincoln resident Scott D. McElfresh, 53, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at his home in Lincoln. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Federated Church in Sutton with the Rev. Harry Cross officiating. Private family inurnment is at a later date. There is no visitation as cremation has taken place. Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton is in charge of arrangements.

Published Tuesday April 21
Kenneth Harold Hartman
Kenneth Harold Hartman, 86, died Nov. 13, 2014, at his home in Guide Rock, Nebraska. Memorial services will be 1 p.m. April 25, 2015, at Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Interment is in Rosemont Presbyterian Cemetery.
Christopher M. Brewer II
Former Hastings resident Christopher M. Brewer II, 46, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Graveside services will be Thursday, April 23, at 3:30 p.m. at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Juliann A. Koerperich
Former Hastings resident Juliann A. Koerperich, 60, died April 14, 2015, in Brentwood, California. Rosary will be Wednesday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, April 23, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Dennis Dale Albers
Dennis Dale Albers, 72, of Hollister, Idaho, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. A funeral service was on March 31 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Twin Falls, Idaho. Interment was at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls.
Richard Lee Lewellyn
Glenvil resident Richard Lee Lewellyn, Sr., 65, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the VA Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. There will be no services. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Sharon M. Koch
Campbell resident Sharon M. Koch, 73, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Gretna. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Campbell with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating. Burial is at Presbyterian Cemetery in Campbell. Campbell Funeral Home in Campbell is in charge of arrangements.

Published Monday, April 20
Wayne E. Wolford
Wayne E. Wolford, 79, of Cozad, died April 16, 2015, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial services were Tuesday, April 2 at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Karen Woo officiating. Inurnment was at Fairview Cemetery south of Cozad. Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.
Vera I. Shuck
Vera I. Shuck, 92, of Edgar, Nebraska, died Friday, April 17, 2015, at Hastings, Nebraska. Services were Tuesday April 21, 2015, at the Church of the Plains in Edgar with the Rev. Kathryn Bates officiating. Burial was at the Edgar Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar is in charge of the arrangements
Thomas R. Johnson
Thomas R. Johnson, 63, of Superior, Nebraska, died April 16, 2015, in Grants Pass, Oregon, on April 16, 2015. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the First Presbyterian Church in Superior with the Rev. Mark Diehl officiating. Burial will be held at the Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Williams Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of the arrangements.
Lonnie L. Stark
Hastings resident Lonnie L. Stark, 75, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Evangelical Free Church in Hastings with the Rev. Randy Madison and the Rev. Matt Sass officiating. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation is in charge of arrangements.
Michael L. Jensen
Kenesaw resident Michael L. Jensen, 53, died Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Lakeside Community Church of the Nazarene in Hastings. Graveside service will follow at the Kenesaw Cemetery in Kenesaw. Apfel Funeral Home in Kenesaw is in charge of the arrangements.
Elizabeth T. Lopes
Former Hutchinson, Kan., resident Elizabeth T. Lopes, 75, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015, at Hutchinson Seventh Day Adventist Church in Hutchinson, Kan. Burial will be at a later date. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Twila Mae Mack
Former Clay Center resident Twila Mae Mack, 85, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at Parson's House on Eagle Run in Omaha. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center with the Rev. Del Klover officiating. Interment is at Clay Center Cemetery in Clay Center.

Published Saturday, April 18
Juliann A. Koerperich
Former Hastings resident Juliann A. Koerperich, 60, died April 14, 2015, in Brentwood, California. Rosary will be Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Twila Mae Mack
Former Clay Center resident Twila Mae Mack, 85, died Wednesday, April 15, 2015, at the Parson's House on Eagle Run in Omaha, NE. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center, NE, with Rev. Del Klover officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery in Clay Center. 
Christopher M. Brewer II
Former Hastings resident Christopher M. Brewer II, 46, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Services will be at a later date with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, serving the family.

Published Friday, April 17
Lucille Ridgway
Former Fairfield resident Lucille Ridgway died April 16, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. A memorial service honoring Lucille's life will be held this summer in Fairfield.

Published Thursday, April 16
Martha C. Doyle
Hastings resident Martha C. Doyle, 84, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion at Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village. Mass of Christian burial was Saturday, April 18, 2015, at All Saints Chapel at Good Samaritan Society, Hastings with Father Joseph Walsh officiating. Burial was at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert F. "Bob" Dunaway
Hastings resident Robert F. "Bob" Dunaway, 86, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services were Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Paul Dunbar officiating. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Friday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings.
Larinda Renee Majors
Inavale resident Larinda Renee Majors, 43, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. Services were Saturday at Crossroads Community Church in Franklin with the Rev. Casey Loeschen officiating. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud handled arrangements.
Wilma June (Stroh) Willems
Former Blue Hill resident Wilma June (Stroh) Willems, 80, died April 14, 2015, in Columbus. Services were Saturday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. Darrel Wissmann officiating. Burial is at Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill. Merten-Butler Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Published Wednesday, April 15
Robert F. "Bob" Dunaway
Hastings resident Robert F. "Bob" Dunaway, 86, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare in Hastings. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Paul Dunbar officiating. DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings is handling arrangements.
Cora Belle Smith
Hastings resident Cora Belle Smith, 93, died Monday, April 13, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, Nebraska. Memorial graveside service will be Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. Cora's wishes were to be cremated. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles W. "Chuck" Irwin
Sutton resident Charles W. "Chuck" Irwin, 68, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kan. Graveside services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Sutton Cemetery in Sutton with the Rev. Bill Richards officiating. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place.
Wilma Willems
Former Blue Hill resident Wilma Willems died Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus. Services will be at a later date. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Published Tuesday, April 14
Kenneth Harold Hartman
Kenneth Harold Hartman, 86, died at his home in Guide Rock, Nebraska, on November 13, 2014. Memorial services will be April 25, 2015, at 1 p.m., at Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud, Neb. Interment will be in Rosemont Presbyterian Cemetery.
Allen D. Schukei
Hastings resident Allen D. Schukei, 74, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Services were Wednesday, April 15 at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Craig Anthony DeMoor
Hastings resident Craig Anthony DeMoor, 51, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Kearney, Nebraska. Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Jerry Stenger
Former Upland resident Jerry Stenger, 70, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at All Saints Chapel in Good Samaritan Society Hastings with the Rev. Charles Johnson officiating. DeWitt Funeral Home Services in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.

Published Monday, April 13
Kathleen M. "Kathy" Shafer
Trumbull resident Kathleen M. "Kathy" Shafer, 68, died Friday, April 10, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings after a three-year battle with ovarian cancer. Rosary will be Tuesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church with Father Joseph M. Walsh and Father Thomas Brouillette officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Marie A. Vacek
Hastings resident Marie A. Vacek, 58, died Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be Wednesday, April 15, at 11 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel with Rev. Dr. David McCarthy officiating. Private interment will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Allen D. Schukei
Hastings resident Allen D. Schukei, 74, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings is serving the family.

Published Friday, April 10
Cavilla M. Davis Stroup
Cavilla M. Davis Stroup, 96, formerly of Glenvil and Hastings area, died April 6, 2015, in Tucson, Arizona. Cavilla was born Aug. 20, 1918, to Harm and Minnie (Long) Davis at Glenvil. Her wishes were to be cremated. There were no services held.
Lila L. Fausch
Guide Rock resident Lila L. Fausch, 87, died Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Good Samaritan Village in Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with Missy Wilt officiating. Interment is at Guide Rock Cemetery in Guide Rock. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud and 8 a.m. to service time at the church Monday.

Published Thursday, April 9
Pamela Beth (Trausch) Jacobsen
Seward resident Pamela Beth (Trausch) Jacobsen, 62, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Seward Memorial Hospital in Seward, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, April 11, at 10:30 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Eldon "Bud" Swanson
Red Cloud resident Eldon "Bud" Swanson, 85, died Monday, April 6, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Roger Frederick officiating. Burial is at Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud is handling arrangements.
Roxine K. Hoit
Red Cloud resident Roxine K. Hoit, 74, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Ronald Kuehner officiating. Burial is at Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud. Simonson-Williams Funeral home in Red Cloud is handling arrangements.

Published Wednesday, April 8
Ardyce Jeanne Rader Barnett
Harvard resident Ardyce Jeanne Rader Barnett, 81, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. A memorial service will be Friday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the Harvard United Methodist Church with Pastor Travis King officiating. Private family burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Trumbull. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
John "Roger" Schmidt
Hastings resident John "Roger" Schmidt, 84, died Monday, April 6, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial services with Masonic memorial tribute will be Thursday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Rathod and Rev. Earl Higgins officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Anthony R. "Tony" Pittman
Trumbull resident Anthony R. "Tony" Pittman, 46, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his daughter's home in Hastings. Services are 4 p.m. Friday at North Shore Assembly of God Church in Hastings with the Rev. Chris Johnson officiating. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there will be no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn A. Rose
Evelyn A. Rose, 97, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Blue Hill. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
William A. "Bill" Bowman
Bruning resident William A. "Bill" Bowman, 72, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Nebraska City. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bruning. Burial with military services is at Bruning Public Cemetery in Bruning.
Ryan J. Marcotte
Hastings resident Ryan J. Marcotte, 37, died Friday, April 3, 2015. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Paul Warneke officiating. Private burial is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.

Published Tuesday, April 7
Ardyce Jeanne Rader Barnett
Harvard resident Ardyce Jeanne Rader Barnett, 81, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. A memorial service will be Friday, April 10, at 2 p.m. at the Harvard United Methodist Church with Pastor Travis King officiating. Private family burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery at Trumbull. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
John "Roger" Schmidt
Hastings resident John "Roger" Schmidt, 84, died Monday, April 6, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial services with Masonic memorial tribute will be Thursday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Rathod and Rev. Earl Higgins officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Anthony R. "Tony" Pittman
Trumbull resident Anthony R. "Tony" Pittman, 46, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at his daughter's home in Hastings. Services are 4 p.m. Friday at North Shore Assembly of God Church in Hastings with the Rev. Chris Johnson officiating. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there will be no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn A. Rose
Evelyn A. Rose, 97, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be Wednesday, April 8, at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Blue Hill. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
William A. "Bill" Bowman
Bruning resident William A. "Bill" Bowman, 72, died Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Nebraska City. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bruning. Burial with military services is at Bruning Public Cemetery in Bruning.
Ryan J. Marcotte
Hastings resident Ryan J. Marcotte, 37, died Friday, April 3, 2015. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Paul Warneke officiating. Private burial is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings.

Published Monday, April 6
Hazel Ann Clark
Clay Center resident Hazel Ann Clark, 77, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at her home in Clay Center, Nebraska. Services area 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Clay Center Christian Church in Clay Center with Pastor Kevin Whitmore officiating. Graveside services are 3 p.m. Wednesday at Sheridan Cemetery in Auburn, Neb., with Pastor Corey Miller officiating.
Kay E. Brewster
Clay Center resident Kay E. Brewster, 80, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Edgewood Vista in Hastings, Neb. Services are 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at the Clay Center Christian Church in Clay Center with Pastor Kevin Whitmore officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery.
Paul David Becker
Hastings resident Paul David Becker, 88, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Homestead Assisted Living in Hastings. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrange
Ryan J. Marcotte
Hastings resident Ryan J. Marcotte, 37, died Friday, April 3, 2015. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
John Roger Schmidt
Hastings resident John Roger Schmidt, 84, died Monday April 6, 2015. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.

Published Saturday, April 4
William "Bill" Leon Schroer
Former Lawrence, Nebraska, and Hastings, Nebraska, resident William "Bill" Leon Schroer, 73, of Phoenix died on March 21, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings, Nebraska, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. with Father Joseph M. Walsh and Father Mel Rempe officiating. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lawrence, Nebraska. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Francesca Catherine
Francesca Catherine was born April 1, 2015, and died on April 2, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Rosary will be Monday, April 6, 2015, at 1:45 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Kay E. Brewster
Clay Center resident Kay E. Brewster, 80, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Edgewood Vista in Hastings. Services are 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Clay Center Christian Church in Clay Center with the Rev. Kevin Whitmore officiating. Interment is at Clay Center Cemetery in Clay Center. McLaughlin Funeral Home Chapel in Clay Center is handling arrangements.
Evelyn A. Rose
Blue Hill resident Evelyn A. Rose, 97, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating. Burial is at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Blue Hill. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Published Friday, April 3
Wayne E. Brannagan
Hastings resident Wayne E. Brannagan, 80, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at his home. Rosary will be Monday, April 6, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Janet "Jan" L. Kopisch
Hastings resident Janet "Jan" L. Kopisch, 67, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Grand Island Village in Grand Island, Nebraska. Services will be Monday, April 6, 2015, at 11 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings, Nebraska, with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Thursday, April 2
Kevin R. Ruzicka
Kevin Richard Ruzicka, 50, of Hastings, Nebraska, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015, at his home. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff with Fr. Vince Parsons officiating. Inurnment will be at Mitchell Valley Cemetery south of Mitchell, Nebraska. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com.
Janet L. ‘Jan’ Kopisch
Hastings resident Janet L. “Jan” Kopisch, 67, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Grand Island Village in Grand Island.Services are 11 a.m Monday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Saturday with family present 5-7 p.m. and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.Memorials may be given to the family to be established at a later date. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Ronald ‘Red’ Henry
Guide Rock resident Ronald “Red” Henry, 71, died Thursday, Feb. 19, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings (Perkins Pavilion). Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Guide Rock Cemetery in Guide Rock with the Rev. Dan Benedict officiating. Book signing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com.
Wayne Brannagan
Hastings resident Wayne Brannagan died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at his home. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Dorothy J. Small
Red Cloud resident Dorothy J. Small, 85, died Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Franklin County Community Hospital in Franklin. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.


Published Wednesday, April 1
Martin L. Ruhter
Martin L. Ruhter, 60, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at home following a battle with kidney cancer. Services were Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dubuque. A recording of the funeral service from Dubuque will be held at Christ Lutheran Church in Juniata, Nebraska, on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at 7 p.m. Internment will be at Concordia Cemetery at Juniata, Nebraska, at a later date.
MarJeanne E. Somerhalder
Former Guide Rock and Minden resident MarJeanne E. Somerhalder, 95, died March 31, 2015, in Lincoln. A memorial services will be on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Minden with the Rev. Michael Schmidt officiating. Private family burial will be prior to the memorial service in the Minden Cemetery. Layton-Craig Funeral Home of Minden is in charge of arrangements.
Hilda Yung
Hastings resident Hilda Yung, 97, died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10 a.m. Friday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Interment is at Guide Rock Cemetery. Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud is handling arrangements.
Cindy R. Hank
Wisner resident Cindy R. Hank, 49, died Wednesday, March 25, in Wisner. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Tupper officiating.


Published Tuesday, March 31
Vernon E. Fries
Vernon E. Fries, 89, of Upland, Nebraska, died on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Minden. Burial will be at the Upland Cemetery with military rites provided by the Minden American Legion and the Heartwell VFW.
William L. "Bill" Schroer
Former Hastings resident William L. "Bill" Schroer, 73, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Phoenix, Ariz. Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. April 7, 2015, at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph M. Walsh and Father Mel Rempe officiating. Burial is 2:30 p.m. April 7 at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Lawrence. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings is serving the family.
Virgil L. Roeder
Virgil L. Roeder, 86, of Loveland, Colorado, died Thursday, March 26, 2015. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Loveland, Colorado. Burial will follow service at Loveland Burial Park.
William "Bill" M. Berney
William "Bill" M. Berney, 72, of Hastings died Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Grand Island with the Rev. Mark Oberbeck officiating. Livingston-Sodermann Funeral Home in Grand Island is handling arrangements.


Published Monday, March 30
Delvin L. Dane
Clay Center resident Delvin L. Dane, 88, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, Nebraska. Services will be 11a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center, Nebraska, with the Rev. Del Klover officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery with military honors by the Clay Center American Legion Mills-Schroder Post #87. McLaughlin Funeral Home in Clay Center is in charge of arrangements.
Ardyce Jeanne Rader
Harvard resident Ardyce Jeanne Rader Barnett, 81, died Friday, March 27, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. Services are 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Harvard United Methodist Church in Harvard with the Rev. Travis King officiating. Private family burial is at Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull. There will be no viewing or visitation as Ardyce's wishes were to be cremated.
Dave Utecht
Superior resident Dave Utecht, 63, died Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Randy Schnieder officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior.


Published Saturday, March 28
Marcia Faye Hurley
Former Hebron resident Marcia Faye Hurley, 65, of Grand Island died Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Service and celebration of her life were Monday, March 30, at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. Burial was in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.


Published Friday, March 27
Sandra K. Powell
Former Hastings resident Sandra K. Powell, 55, now of Chadron, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron with Dr. Russ Seger officiating. Services will also be held on Tuesday, March 31, at 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to the Chadron State Rodeo Club. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, Nebraska 69337. Visitation will be Monday, March 30, 6-8 p.m. at Butler Volland Funeral Home in Hastings, and one hour prior to service at the church on Tuesday. Online condolences can be sent to www.chamberlainchapel.com. Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron and Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center are serving the family.
David L. Brittain
David L. Brittain died March 16, 2015, in Panama City, Florida, at his home. A celebration of life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the home of LaVerne and Carol Brittain, 110 W. 11th, Juniata, NE.
Lynn J. Pavelka
Lynn Joseph Pavelka, 57, of Chadron, Nebraska, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at home. Internment is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at St. Martin Cemetery in Deweese with Father Bill Holouvek officiating. A memorial has been established for the Youth Services in Chadron. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Leona E. Ruhs
Leona E. Ruhs, 95, of Blue Hill died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion) in Hastings. Services will be Monday, March 30, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with the Revs. Joshua Lowe and James Witt officiating. Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Blue Hill. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-8 p.m. with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials can be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church, Shriners Hospital for Children (2025 E. River Parkway, Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Foundation (8200 Dodge St., Omaha, Nebraska 68114-411). Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.


Published Thursday, March 26
Hazel V. Koch
Lebanon, Kan., resident Hazel V. Koch, 96, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the Golden Living Center in Downs, Kan. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Cedar Hill Cemetery north of Lebanon, Kan., with Rev. Kerry Hookstra officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
David L. Brittain
David L. Brittain died March 16, 2015, at his home in Panama City, Florida. A celebration of life will be Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m. at LaVerne and Carol Brittain's home, 110 W. 11th, in Juniata, Nebraska.
Sharon D. Morse
Hastings resident Sharon D. Morse, 69, died Sunday, March 22, 2015, at her home. There will be no services. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Gertrude C. Brandt
Nora resident Gertrude C. Brandt, 88, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Hebron. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ruskin. Burial is at Spring Creek Cemetery in rural Ruskin.
Doris Jones
Superior resident Doris Jones, 87, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Superior. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior with Missie Wilt officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior.


Published Wednesday, March 25
Linda L. Longoria
Harvard resident Linda L. Longoria, 52, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Nebraska. Memorial services will be 11 a.m., Saturday, March 28 at Harvard High School in Harvard, Nebraska, with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Burial will be at the Harvard Cemetery at a later date.
Lanuel "Lanny" Hajny
Hastings resident Lanuel "Lanny" Hajny, 79, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare of Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, March 28, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings with Pastor Cindy Karges officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Rose Ehly
Sutton resident Rose Ehly, 92, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Sutton Community Home in Sutton. Services are 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton with the Free German Reformed Salem Church Elders officiating. Burial is at the Free German Reformed Salem Church Cemetery near Sutton.
James "Jim" R. Hartman
Hastings resident James "Jim" R. Hartman, Sr., 81, died Monday, March 23, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 2:30 p.m. Friday at North Shore Assembly of God in Hastings with Pastor Chris Johnson officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations are at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.


Published Monday, March 23
Marlene J. Shockey
Hastings resident Marlene J. Shockey, 70, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with Chaplain John Mueller officiating. Burial is at Harvard Cemetery in Harvard.
Elmer Dale Robinson, Jr.
Sutton resident Elmer Dale Robinson, Jr., 68, died Saturday, March 21, 2015, at the Henderson Care Center in Henderson, Nebraska. Services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Federated Church in Sutton, Nebraska, with the Rev. Harry Cross officiating. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery in Sutton. Condolences may be left at www.sutttonmemorial.com


Published Saturday, March 21
Joan S. Lehman
Hastings resident Joan S. Lehman, 88, died Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at Haven Home in Kenesaw. Requiem Eucharist was Saturday, March 28, at Saint Mark's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral in Hastings with the Rev. Catherine Scott officiating. Burial is at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge or arrangements.


Published Friday, March 20
Aliyana J. Peterson
Aliyana J. Peterson, infant daughter of Jessica Torres and Andrew Peterson of Hastings, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Children's Hospital of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado. Services will be Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at North Shore Assembly of God in Hastings with the Revs. Chris Johnson and Julius Tvrdy officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Bonnie (Lukow) Stephenson
Former Holstein resident Bonnie (Lukow) Stephenson of Redding, Calif., died Monday, Feb. 16, 2015, at the age of 84. A memorial service was held February 27, 2015, at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church at 3961 Alta Mesa Drive in Redding, Calif.
Gerald W. "Pat" Bourg
Hastings resident Gerald W. "Pat" Bourg, 97, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion) in Hastings. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Jay Towell officiating. Burial is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is in charge of arrangements.
Paul L. Thee
Red Cloud resident Paul L. Thee, 81, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Burial is at Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud.


Published Thursday, March 19
Hilda M. Kroger
Trumbull resident Hilda M. Kroger, 97, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services were Friday, March 20, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Burial was in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Hastings is serving the family.
Evelyn Alvina (Buss) Magarin
Evelyn Alvina (Buss) Magarin, 93, died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at the Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, March 21, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. Darrel Wissmann officiating. Burial will be at the Blue Hill Cemetery. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
John C. Lyons, Jr.
Hastings resident John C. Lyons, Jr., 83, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial was Friday, March 20; at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Joseph Walsh officiating. Burial in Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Hastings is serving the family.


Published Wednesday, March 18
Burdette "Bud" James Bohrer
Hastings resident Burdette "Bud" James Bohrer, 61, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be Saturday, March 21, at 4 p.m. at North Shore Assembly of God in Hastings with the Rev. Chris Johnson officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.


Published Monday, March 16
Robert R. Findley
Hastings resident Robert R. Findley, 83, died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with the Rev. Dale Philips officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organization will be held at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings following the funeral. There will be a reception at the funeral home following. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Tuesday with family present 5-7 p.m. Memorials may be given to the family for 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.
Rose ‘Rita’ Miller
Hastings resident Rose “Rita” Miller, 86, died Friday, March 13, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven. Rosary will be 6:30 p.m. Monday at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Roseland Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church or Hastings Catholic Schools Scholarship Fund. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until rosary at the funeral home on Monday. Private condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
John C. Lyons Jr.
Hastings resident John C. Lyons Jr., 83, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. Rosary is 7 p.m. Thursday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Friday at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joseph Walsh officiating. Burial is 2:30 p.m. Friday at Fort MecPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. Visitation is one hour prior to service at the church. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Deborah Kottwitz
Former Hastings resident Deborah Kottwitz, 64, died Thursday March 12, 2015, at Bennett Hills Center in Gooding, Idaho. No public services are planned. Demaray Funeral Services-Gooding Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Bud Bohrer
Hastings resident Bud Bohrer, 61, died Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.


Published Saturday, March 14
Marc Annon Haskins
Red Cloud resident Marc Annon Haskins, 53, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. Funeral services will be Monday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Paul Frank officiating. Interment will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Red Cloud.
Roy E. Oster
Campbell resident Roy E. Oster, 64, died Thursday, March 12, 2015, at his home. Services will be Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. Roy's wishes were to be cremated. Burial will be at a later date. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Published Thursday, March 12
Kenneth E. Mankhey
Kenneth E. Mankhey, 87, of rural Franklin, Nebraska, died Wednesday March 4, at his home. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Franklin, Nebraska, with the Rev. Roger Frederick officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin. Hutchins Funeral Home of Franklin is in charge of arrangements.
Louis Adolph George Stromer
Hastings resident Louis Adolph George Stromer, 93, died Tuesday, March 10, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Saturday, March 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Renee Johnson officiating. Burial with military rites will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Churchyard Cemetery west of Glenvil. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Victor A. Alber
Victor A. Alber, 88, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, died Monday, March 9, at the Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill. Services will be Saturday, March 14, at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rosemont, Nebraska, with the Rev. Ronald Kuehner officiating. Merten-Butler Mortuary of Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Lynn Pavelka
Former Fairfield area resident Lynn Pavelka, 57, died Monday, March 10, at his home in Chadron. Services are Saturday, March 14, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Chadron with Father Timothy L. Stoner and Dr. Russ Seger officiating.
Inurnment will be at St. Martin's Cemetery (Loucky) near Deweese, Nebraska, at a later date.


Published Wednesday, March 11
Josephine (Jo) Johnson Parker
Former Hastings resident Josephine (Jo) Johnson Parker, 89, of Commerce, Texas, died March 8, 2015. Services were Wednesday, March 11, at First United Methodist Church, 1790 Highway 50, in Commerce. Interment was in the Dallas Fort Worth National Military Cemetery in Dallas on Thursday, March 12. Commerce Funeral Home, 1505 Washington Street, handled arrangements.
Glenn T. Frink
Former Hastings resident Glenn Thomas Frink, 79, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Rosary will be Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 13, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial will be in Highland St. Patrick's Cemetery in rural Adams County. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Leonard M. Dyer
Juniata resident Leonard Mervin Dyer, 95, died Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial with military rites by Juniata American Legion will be Saturday, March 14, at 1 p.m. at Juniata Cemetery in Juniata. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.


Published Tuesday, March 10
Glen L. Frerichs
Glen L. Frerichs, 86, of rural Nuckolls County died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at his home. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Superior with the Rev. Jocelyn Tupper officiating. Burial with military honors will be held in the Evergreen Cemetery at Superior, Nebraska. Williams Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of the arrangements.
Nellie Littrell
Nelson resident Nellie Littrell, 87, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Superior.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ in Nelson with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry officiating. Private family burial is at Nelson Cemetery in Nelson. Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson is in charge of arrangements.
Estel M. Wear Sr.
Hastings resident Estel M. Wear Sr., 79, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Hastings.
Celebration of life will be at a later date. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.


Published Monday, March 9
Cindy L. Christenson
Hastings resident Cindy L. Christenson, 61, died Friday, March 6, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. A memorial service will be Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Hastings with Rev. Dr. James W. Gordon officiating. Private burial will be at Grand Island City Cemetery at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Glenn Thomas Frink
Former Hastings resident Glenn Thomas Frink, 79, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, in Lincoln. Rosary is 7 p.m. Thursday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial is at Highland St. Patrick's Cemetery in rural Adams County. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Wednesday and 1 p.m. Thursday until Rosary at the funeral home; one hour prior to service at the church Friday.
Matthew Tobias Barnason
Former Hastings resident Matthew Tobias Barnason died February 27, 2015, in Sydney, Australia. Family and friends gathered March 7 in Hastings to remember Matt and celebrate his life. Matt's funeral will be March 13 at 2:15 p.m. in the Palm Chapel of the Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium in North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, after which his remains will be cremated as he requested.
Ward Ohmstede
Guide Rock resident Ward Ohmstede, 96, died Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Interment is at Guide Rock Cemetery in Guide Rock. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com


Published Friday, March 6
Barbara L. Harwick
Barbara L. Harwick, 81, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at home in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Evangelical Free Church in Hastings. Book signing is 6-8 p.m. today at DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings. Interment will be noon Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or AseraCare Hospice. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com.
Tyson J. Curd
Hastings resident Tyson J. Curd, 39, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln. Memorial services will be Monday 10 a.m. at All Saints Chapel at Good Samaritan Village, Hastings with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, 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.
Randall L. Gubser
Hastings resident Randall Lee Gubser, 61, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. There is no viewing or visitation per Randy's request was to be cremated. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
Barbara J. Wonka
Barbara J. Wonka, 89 of Grand Island died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at CHI-Saint Francis Medical Center surrounded by her family. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island in Gollaher Chapel. Rev. Karla Sheffy will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date in the Blue Hill Cemetery. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials may be sent to Central Nebraska Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at www.giallfaiths.com.
Dennis D. Janssen
Glenvil resident Dennis Duane Janssen, 64, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Burial is at St. Paul's Lutheran Churchyard Cemetery west of Glenvil. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday with family present, 4-7 p.m. Monday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church Tuesday. Memorials may be given to Heartland ALS or donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Darold 'Dean' Sholtz
Guide Rock resident Darold "Dean" Sholtz, 85, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Interment with military honors is at Guide Rock Cemetery in Guide Rock. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud and 11 a.m. to service time at the church Saturday. A memorial fund has been established by the family. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com.


Published Saturday, March 7
Jerome E. Weber
Funeral services for Jerome Edward Weber, 82, of Hastings, Nebraska, formerly of Stuart, Nebraska, were held Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Stuart with the Revs. Luke Steffes and Doug Schoinost officiating. Visitation with rosary was at the Seger Funeral Home in Stuart on Friday. Burial was in the St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery in Stuart.
Sara R. (Grosshans) Howe
Sara Rogene Grosshans Antoniotti Howe of Kalamazoo, MI, died peacefully Sunday morning, March 1, 2015. A memorial will be scheduled later this spring to enable her entire family to share in the celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. Please visit Rogene's personal web page at www.lifestorynet.com, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo of her and sign her online guestbook. Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Homes, Betzler - Kalamazoo.
Dennis D. Janssen
Glenvil resident Dennis Duane Janssen, 64, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Churchyard Cemetery, west of Glenvil. Visitation will be Sunday 4-7 p.m. with family present, Monday 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church on Tuesday. Memorials may be given to Heartland ALS 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.
Randall L. Gubser
Hastings resident Randall Lee Gubser, 61, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015. Memorial service will be Monday, March 9, at 10 a.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. There will be no visitation per Randy's request to be cremated. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. A memorial has been established in his memory.
Dale Rosenau
Dale Rosenau, 79, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at St Catherine Hospital in Garden City, Kansas. Service is 10 a.m. Monday at Garden Valley Church in Garden City with Rev. Steve Ensz officiating. Burial is at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com. Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City is in charge of arrangements.


Published Friday, March 6
Barbara L. Harwick
Barbara L. Harwick, 81, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at home in Lincoln, Nebraska. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Evangelical Free Church in Hastings. Book signing is 6-8 p.m. today at DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings. Interment will be noon Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association or AseraCare Hospice. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com.
Tyson J. Curd
Hastings resident Tyson J. Curd, 39, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Bryan Medical Center West in Lincoln. Memorial services will be Monday 10 a.m. at All Saints Chapel at Good Samaritan Village, Hastings with Pastor Charles Johnson officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, 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.
Randall L. Gubser
Hastings resident Randall Lee Gubser, 61, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. There is no viewing or visitation per Randy's request was to be cremated. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
Barbara J. Wonka
Barbara J. Wonka, 89 of Grand Island died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at CHI-Saint Francis Medical Center surrounded by her family. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island in Gollaher Chapel. Rev. Karla Sheffy will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date in the Blue Hill Cemetery. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family. Memorials may be sent to Central Nebraska Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at www.giallfaiths.com.
Dennis D. Janssen
Glenvil resident Dennis Duane Janssen, 64, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Burial is at St. Paul's Lutheran Churchyard Cemetery west of Glenvil. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Sunday with family present, 4-7 p.m. Monday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church Tuesday. Memorials may be given to Heartland ALS or donor's choice. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Darold 'Dean' Sholtz
Guide Rock resident Darold "Dean" Sholtz, 85, died Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Interment with military honors is at Guide Rock Cemetery in Guide Rock. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud and 11 a.m. to service time at the church Saturday. A memorial fund has been established by the family. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com.


Published Thursday, March 5
Florence Adeliae Black
Former Hastings resident Florence Adeliae Black, 100, passed away Monday, March 2, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard, Nebraska, surrounded with staff of Harvard Rest Haven who had become her "family."
Memorial Service will be Monday, March 9, 2015; 1:30 p.m. at Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard with Chaplain Aaron Phillips officiating. All persons who knew Florence are invited to attend. Private burial will be in Blue Valley Cemetery, Ayr, Nebraska.
Barbara L. Harwick
Lincoln resident Barbara L. Harwick, 81, died Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at her home.
Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Evangelical Free Church in Hastings. Book signing is 6-8 p.m. Friday at DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Hastings. Interment is noon Saturday at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Hastings.
Vernita Lipker
Davenport resident Vernita (Vorce) Lipker 86, died March 2, 2015, in Deshler.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Davenport with Pastor Patrick Flynn officiating. Burial is at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Davenport. Visitation is noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Urbauer-Price Funeral Home in Davenport.

Published Monday, March 2
Jerry L. Snavely
Hastings resident Jerry L. Snavely, 64, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at his home.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. There is no viewing or visitation.
Charles Wm. Flohrs Sr.
Former Red Cloud resident Charles Wm. Flohrs Sr., 66, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Bryan LGH-West in Lincoln.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Assembly of God Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. Interment with military honors is at Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to service time at the church.
Steven J. Theis
Hastings resident Steven J. Theis, 62, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 9:30 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings. Burial will be at a later date in Parkview Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Hospice. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Published Saturday, February 28
Dwight W. Liebst
Former Hastings resident Dwight W. Liebst, 69, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Wichita, KS. Dwight was employed at Mary Lanning Healthcare for 26 years. He spent his retirement in Hemet, California, and Wichita. Services will be held by family in Wichita with internment at Roseland Cemetery, Nebraska, on March 2 approximately at 2 p.m.
Charles W. Flohrs
Red Cloud resident Charles W. Flohrs, Sr., 66, died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Bryan LGH-West in Lincoln. Services are pending with the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.

Published Thursday, February 26
Donna J. (Katz) Beitler
Trumbull resident Donna Jean (Katz) Beitler, 87, died Monday morning, February 23, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 2, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Travis King officiating. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell. Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday, March 1, with family present 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.
Camilla R. Hegarty
Lincoln resident Camilla R. Hegarty, 92, of Eagle died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Monarch in Lincoln. A rosary will be said Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at 7 p.m. at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St., Lincoln, Neb., with family and friends gathering afterwards. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Heartwell with Father James Benton celebrating. Interment will be at Holy Family Cemetery, Heartwell. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation or Mass intentions. Visit www.bmlfh.com to share condolences online.
Robert Wilcox
Robert Wilcox of Seward, formerly of Hastings, Nebraska, died on Sunday, January 25, 2015, in Seward. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7, with Pastor Cindy Karges officiating. Military rites will take place following the service. Private family graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. in Ravenna, Nebraska, at the Highland Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
Doris G. Bankson
Doris G. Bankson, 93, of Central City, formerly of Hamilton County, died on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at Litzenberg Long Term Care Center in Central City. Services are Saturday, February 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Fridhem Lutheran Church in Hordville with Rev. Terry Cosier officiating. Visitation will be Friday, February 27, from 5-7 p.m. at Solt Funeral Home in Central City. Interment is in the Hordville Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com.
Kelly L. Pittman
Trumbull resident Kelly L. Pittman, 51, died Monday, February 23, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings after a year-long battle with lung cancer. Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 28, at North Shore Assembly of God Church in Hastings with Pastor Chris Johnson officiating. In honoring her wishes to be cremated there will be no viewing or visitation. A private burial at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings will be held at a later date. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is handling arrangements. Memorials may be directed to her family for a later designation. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com


Published Wednesday, February 25
John Kipp Charlton
John Kipp Charlton passed away peacefully on February 23, 2015, at age 78. A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 2, at 3:30 p.m. at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, 4455 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Kipp’s name to the Crisis Nursery, 2334 E. Polk St., Phoenix, AZ 85006.
Shawn T. Farnham
Shawn T. Farnham departed this life on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at his home in Guide Rock, Nebraska, at the age of 21. Memorial services will be held Saturday, 11:00 a.m., February 28, 2015, at the Williams Funeral Home in Superior, Nebraska, with Missy Wilt officiating. Book signing will be held Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Williams Funeral Home in Superior and the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com.
Margaret A. Carstens
Former Hastings resident Margaret A. Carstens, 84, died Monday, February 23, 2015, in Papillion. Private services will be held.
Kelly L. Pittman
Trumbull resident Kelly L. Pittman, 51, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at North Shore Assembly of God Church in Hastings, with Pastor Chris Johnson officiating. In honoring her wishes to be cremated there is no viewing or visitation. A private burial at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings is at a later date. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the family for a later designation. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com
William ‘Willy’ D. Dixon Jr.
Hastings resident William Dean Dixon, Jr., 57, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015, in Santa Maria, California, in a motor vehicle accident. Memorial service will be Saturday, February 28, 2015; 2:00 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Private burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be given to the William Dean Dixon, Jr. Memorial Fund. Book signing will be Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Book signing with family present will be Saturday 1:00 p.m. until 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.
Camilla R. Hegarty
Lincoln resident Camilla R. Hegarty, 92, of Eagle died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at the Monarch in Lincoln. A rosary will be said Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A Street, Lincoln, NE, with family and friends gathering afterwards. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Heartwell, NE, with Father James Benton celebrating. Interment will be at Holy Family Cemetery, Heartwell, NE. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home in Lincoln is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation or Mass intentions. Visit www.bmlfh.com to share condolences online.
Leonard E. ‘Skip’ Spiker Jr.
Former Hastings resident Dr. Leonard E. “Skip” Spiker, Jr. died at his home in Eagle, Idaho, on January 26, 2015. A graveside service will be held at a later date. His ashes were returned to Hastings, Nebraska, and he will be interred next to his parents at Parkview Cemetery. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.


Published Tuesday, February 23
Oriel V. Kinley
Hastings resident Oriel Viola Kinley, 99, passed away Tuesday, February 17, 2015, in Hastings, Nebraska. Private family committal will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings. Memorial service will be Saturday, February 28, 2015; 2:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hastings with Rev. Berke Landrum officiating. No viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church, Hastings or Crossroads Center Rescue Mission, Hastings. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Patricia A. Holling
Superior resident Patricia A. Holling, 66, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Missie Wilt officiating. Private family inurnment is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Book signing is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Brodstone Memorial Hospital.
Kelly Pittman
Trumbull resident Kelly Pittman, 51, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings.
William ‘Willy’ D. Dixon Jr.
Hastings resident William Dean Dixon, Jr., 57, passed away Friday, February 20, 2015, in Santa Maria, California, in a motor vehicle accident. Memorial service will be Saturday, February 28, 2015; 2:00 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Private burial will be in Parkview Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be given to the William Dean Dixon, Jr. Memorial Fund. Book signing will be Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Book signing with family present will be Saturday 1:00 p.m. until 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.
Terry J. Plambeck
Bladen resident Terry J. Plambeck, 49, passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Thursday, February 26, 2015; 10:30 a.m. at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings with Pastor Lon Landsmann officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery, Holstein. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 25, 2015; 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. with family present 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service 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.
Barbara J. Daily
Barbara June Daily, 88, of Kearney died Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Mt. Carmel Home in Kearney. Funeral services will be Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney. Rev. Dean Pofahl will officiate and burial will be at the Kearney Cemetery. Visitation is planned from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday or prior to services Thursday at the Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Carmel Home or AseraCare Hospice. Visit www.hlmk
funeral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.
Caroline ‘Carrie’ Anderson
Former Republic, Kan., resident Caroline “Carrie” Anderson of Hemet, Calif., 90, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Hemet, Calif. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Republic Methodist Church in Republic, Kan., with the Rev. Roger Walls officiating. Burial is at Washington Cemetery in rural Republic, Kan. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Wednesday with family present from 6-8 p.m. at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior and 11 a.m. until service at the church Thursday.


Published Monday, February 23
Herbert F. Bienhoff
Herbert F. Bienhoff, 89, of Hildreth died Saturday, February 21, 2015, at his home. Services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hildreth on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with the Revs. Patti and Steve Byrne officiating. Burial is at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Hildreth. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. with the family present at Jelden-Craig Funeral Home, also in Hildreth.
Ricki L. Sanford
Harvard resident Ricki L. Sanford, 59, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Memorial Hospital, Aurora, Nebraska. Service will be Wednesday, February 25, at 3 p.m. at Harvard United Church of Christ with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. The family requests casual wear for those attending the service. Private family burial will be held at a later date at Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr. Memorials may be given to the family. Visitation will be Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings, and one hour prior to service at the church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Joe O. Vogel
Red Cloud resident Joe O. Vogel, 85, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at his home in Red Cloud. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Paul Frank officiating. Military honors will be presented at the church following the funeral service. Book signing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Tuesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com.
LaHoma Brazil
Superior resident LaHoma Brazil, 97, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Lincoln. Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Superior with the Rev. David Sherwood officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior.
Eugene W. Schnuerle
Celebration of Life Services for Eugene W. Schnuerle will be held on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Alma, Nebraska, with Pastor Paul Ferrarone officiating. Interment will follow at the Naponee Cemetery, Naponee, Nebraska. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. with the family greeting from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma. Memorials are suggested to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for Cancer Research. Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com.
Effie E. Johnson
Effie Ellen Johnson, 73, of Edgar died Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held this Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Edgar. Pastor David King will be officiating. Burial will be held at the Edgar Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com.
William D. ‘Willy’ Dixon Jr.
Hastings resident William Dean “Willy” Dixon Jr., 57, died Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Santa Maria, Calif., in a motor vehicle accident. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Shawn Farnham
Guide Rock resident Shawn Farnham, 21, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at his home in Guide Rock. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.
Terry J. Plambeck
Bladen resident Terry J. Plambeck, 49, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.


Published Saturday, February 21
Dale S. Traeger
Former Kenesaw resident Dale Scott Traeger, 51, died January 20, 2015, in Wichita Falls, Texas. A memorial service was held January 27 at the Shepard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls. A memorial gathering will be held at the Kenesaw Senior Center Sunday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m. in Kenesaw. Inurnment will be at the Shepard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, at a later date.
Rhonda Brannon
Former Hastings resident Rhonda Brannon, 70, died Thursday, February 18, 2015, at her home outside of Cozad, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. DeWitt Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memorials may be given to Hospice of Lexington. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com.
Ricki L. Sanford
Harvard resident Ricki L. Sanford, 59, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora. Service will be Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. at Harvard United Church of Christ with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. The family requests casual wear for those attending the service. Private family burial will be held at a later date at Blue Valley Cemetery near Ayr. Memorials may be given to the family. Visitation will be Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings, and one hour prior to service at the church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
William D. ‘Bill’ Palmer
William D. “Bill” Palmer age 77 of Cedar Bluffs, NE, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at his home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont. Visitation will be on Monday from 5-8 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 5-6 p.m. all at Moser’s. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Online condolences may be sent to www.mosermemorialchapels.com.


Published Friday, February 20
Ronald ‘Red’ Henry
Guide Rock resident Ronald “Red” Henry, 71, died Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society in Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.
Ricki L. Sanford
Harvard resident Ricki L. Sanford, 59, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Rhonda Brannon
Former Hastings resident Rhonda Brannon, 70, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, at her home outside of Cozad. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings.


Published Thursday, February 19
Patricia A. Albers
Patricia Ann Albers, 80, of Minden died Sunday, February 15, 2015, on a cruise ship coming back from Hawaii. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 11 a.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 Monday from 3-5 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Dale S. Traeger
Former Kenesaw resident Dale Scott Traeger, 51, died January 20, 2015, in Wichita Falls, Texas. A memorial service was held Jan. 27 at the Shepard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls. A memorial gathering will be held at the Kenesaw Senior Center Sunday, Feb. 22, at 1:30 p.m. in Kenesaw, NE. Inurnment will be at the Shepard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, at a later date.
Vonda Healy
Hastings resident Vonda Healy, 81, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are planned for later this summer in Omaha. DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings is handling arrangements. Memorials may be directed to her family for a later designation. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com.
Alfred G. ‘Al’ Ekstein
Alfred “Al” Glen Ekstein, 69 of Ashland, Neb., died Feb. 17, 2015, in Omaha. Funeral services are Monday 10 a.m. at American Lutheran Church in Ashland. Visitation is Sunday 4-6 p.m. at Marcy Chapel in Ashland. Interment with military honors is Monday 3 p.m. at Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr. Memorials to the Humane Society. Visit www.marcysvobodacom to send condolences.
Deborah S. Green
Bladen resident Deborah Sue Green, 63, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Phelps Memorial Hospital in Holdrege. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin with the Rev. Roger Miller officiating.
Cheryl (Thompson) Warren
Kansas resident Cheryl (Thompson) Warren, 69, died Feb. 16, 2015, in Omaha. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor Roger Walls officiating. Burial is at Fairview Cemetery in rural Webber, Kansas. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Webber Methodist Church.
Janice M. Burwell
Minden resident Janice M. Burwell, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud with the Rev. Dan Benedict officiating. Interment is at Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the funeral home and 8 a.m. Saturday until service time. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com.

Published Wednesday, February 18
Oriel V. Kinley
Hastings resident Oriel Viola Kinley, 99, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Hastings. Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with the Rev. Berke Landrum officiating. Book signing is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings. Private family committal is at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church in Hastings or Crossroads Center Rescue Mission in Hastings. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Vonda Healy
Hastings resident Vonda Healy, 81, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings.
Janice M. Burwell
Minden resident Janice M. Burwell, 72, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.

Published Tuesday, February 17
Richard L. Lundquist
Hastings resident Richard L. Lundquist, 61, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska. Services will be Thursday, February 19, 2015; 2:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to Nebraska Rod & Custom Association Scholarship Fund or Faith Lutheran Church (Scholarship Fund). Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Dale E. Vanderpool
Hastings resident Dale E. Vanderpool, 80, passed away Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. There will be no services as Dale’s wishes were to donate his body to the Anatomical Board of Nebraska. Memorials may be given to First St. Paul’s Church, c/o Julie Vanderpool, 1225 N. 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.

Published Monday, February 16
George A. Woolsey
George Albert Woolsey went to Heaven on February 12, 2015, at Good Samarian Village - Grand Island Campus. A Celebration of Life will be held at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home in Hastings Thursday, February 19, 2015; 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Rod Armon officiating. Burial with military rights will be the 19th in Inland Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 18, 2015; 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. at the funeral home with family present and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday. The family asks that you wear RED to honor George.
Samuel Batty
Hastings resident Samuel Batty, 82, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015, surrounded by his family at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Services will be Wednesday, February 18, 2015; 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Military rites will follow the church service, at the church by Hastings Veterans Organizations. Private burial will be at a later date. Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church or Hastings Veterans Burial Detail. Visitation will be Tuesday the 17th; 5-6 p.m. with family present at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Private condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Dale E. Vanderpool
Hastings resident Dale E. Vanderpool, 80, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion). Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Della M. Tate
Hastings resident Della M. Tate, 92, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. A private family service will be held at a later date. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is handling arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com.
Marcia B. Bush
Marcia Beth Bush, 67, a resident of Montgomery, Ala., passed away February 8, 2015. Funeral services were Saturday, February 14, at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by burial with military honors in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation was Friday at Leak Memory Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.LEAK-MC.com.
Stanley R. Rabbe
Stanley Ray Rabbe of Durango, CO, formerly of Sutton, NE, passed away from complications of Alzheimer’s disease January 21, 2015. A Celebration of Life in memory of Stan will be held in Sutton on February 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family who will be establishing an educational scholarship fund.

Published Saturday, February 14
Joseph H. Klitz
Hastings resident Joseph Herman Klitz, 74, passed away, Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at the Grand Island Veterans Hospital. Services will be Monday, February 16, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings with Chaplain Sid Bruggeman officiating. Burial with military rites at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Sunday, February 15, 2015, from 2-5 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings, is in charge of the arrangements.
George A. Woolsey
Former Inland resident George A. Woolsey, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Good Samaritan Village-Grand Island Campus in Grand Island. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Rod Armon officiating. Burial with military rites is 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Inland Cemetery in Inland. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with family present and one hour prior to services at the funeral home Thursday. Memorials are suggested to the Clay County Museum, the Inland Community School Foundation, "Eddie" the Comfort Dog, from Peace Lutheran Church in Grand Island or Good Samaritan Village-Grand Island Campus. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Della Tate
Hastings resident Della Tate, 92, died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings.

Published Friday, February 13
Michel ‘Mike’ Poirier
Holstein resident Michel “Mike” Poirier, 80, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at his home. A private family service will be held at a later date. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings is handling arrangements. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com.
Arthur Ehly
Sutton resident Arthur Ehly, 92, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at Sutton Community Home in Sutton. Services are 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton with the Free German Reformed Salem Church Elders officiating. Interment will follow at the Free German Reformed Salem Church Cemetery near Sutton. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Saturday at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Sutton Community Home. Condolences may be sent to www.suttonmemorial.com.
Scott G. Niederhaus
Scott Gerald Niederhaus of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away on February 8, 2015, at the age of 42. Memorial Services will be held at Moon Valley Bible Church, 16207 N 3rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ, on February 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. The family suggests donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Brain Tumor Society in lieu of flowers.
Joseph H. Klitz
Hastings resident Joseph Herman Klitz, 74, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at the Grand Island Veterans Hospital. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with Chaplain Sid Bruggeman officiating. Visitation is 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Funeral Home. Burial with military rites at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
George A. Woolsey
Former Inland resident George A. Woolsey, 84, died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, in Grand Island. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Thursday, February 12

William D. ‘Dan’ Hutton
William Daniel “Dan” Hutton’s spirit left his body and he went to be with our Lord and his wife Patty on February 9th, 2015, to spend eternity in Heaven. Memorial services will be held Saturday, 1 p.m., February 14, 2015, at Lifehouse Church in Hastings, Nebraska, with the Rev. Brett Mackey officiating. Book signing will be at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud Thursday and Friday, 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established by the family.
Robert P. Waltrip
Grafton resident Robert Paul Waltrip, 56, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Brawley, Calif. Rosary is 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, at Heritage Crossings Chapel in Geneva. Memorial Mass is 2 p.m. Friday, February 20, at St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Grafton with Father William Holoubek officiating. Inurnment is at Holy Cross Cemetery in Grafton. There is no visitation as cremation has taken place. Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Helena’s Catholic Church, 170 N. Jackson Ave, Grafton, Ne 68365; or American Heart Association. Condolences may be sent to www.suttonmemorial.com.
Bernard ‘Bernie’ Chrapkowski
Bernard “Bernie” Chrapkowski, 80, of Grand Island passed away Monday, February 9, 2015, in his home. Memorial service and celebration of Bernie’s life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Grand Island. Reverend Dr. Scott Taylor will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in Grand Island City Cemetery. All Faiths Funeral Home is serving the family.
Margaret A. Karabin
Lincoln resident Margaret A. Karabin, 84, died Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, at BryanLGH Medical Center East in Lincoln. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bloomington with Pastor Roger Frederick officiating. Burial is at Maple Grove Cemetery in Bloomington. Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.
Alvina Langston
Franklin resident Alvina Langston, 83, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, in Franklin. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin with Pastor Roger Frederick officiating. Burial is at Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin. Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.
Aneta B. Murray
Franklin resident Aneta B. Murray, 98, died Monday Feb. 9, 2015, at Golden Living Center in Franklin. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin with Pastors Roger Frederick and Scott Randall Officiating. Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin is in charge of arrangements.



Published Wednesday, February 11
Dennis R. Bumgardner
Hastings resident Dennis R. Bumgardner, 72, passed away Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be Friday, February 13, 2015; 7:00 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, February 14, 2015; 10:00 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation is Thursday, February 12, 2015; 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, February 13, 2015; 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation is also one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Shirley J. Murphy
Hastings resident Shirley Jean Murphy, 88, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at her home. Rosary will be Thursday, February 12, 2015; 7:00 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, February 13, 2015; 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Houlihan officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Thursday, February 12, 2015; 9:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m, with the family present from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hastings Catholic Schools Scholarship. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Dan Hutton
Red Cloud resident Dan Hutton, 62, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, at his home in Red Cloud. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.

Published Tuesday, February 10
Eva J. Flemming
Eva Jean (Sanders) Flemming of Sacramento, CA, passed away Monday January 12, 2015. A small celebration with close relatives was held Friday, January 16th, Eva Jean’s 89th birthday. Eva Jean had requested her body be gifted to the Body Donation Program, UC Davis School Of Medicine where a memorial will be placed on the campus of UC Davis. Family has directed memorials to The Wounded Warrior Project.
Robert F. Stephenson
Longtime Redding, Calif., resident Robert (Bob) Stephenson passed away on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at the age of 87. A memorial service was held on Friday, January 30, 2015, at 11:30 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, located at 3961 Alta Mesa Drive, Redding CA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Calvary Lutheran School in Bob’s memory.
Robert R. Waltrip
Grafton resident Robert Paul Waltrip, 56, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Brawley, Calif. Rosary is 7 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Crossing Chapel in Geneva. Memorial Mass is 2 p.m. Friday at St. Helena’s Catholic Church in Grafton with Father William Holoubek officiating. Inurnment is at Holy Cross Cemetery in Grafton. There is no visitation as cremation has taken place. Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Helena’s Catholic Church, 170 N. Jackson Ave, Grafton, NE 68365; or American Heart Association. Condolences may be sent to www.suttonmemorial.com.
Barbara J. Goldenstein
Juniata resident Barbara J. Goldenstein, 74, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2015, at her home. Services will be Wednesday, February 11, 2015; 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, west of Glenvil, with Pastor Renee Johnson officiating. Burial will be at St. Paul’s Lutheran Churchyard Cemetery, west of Glenvil. Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, west of Glenvil. Visitation today 1-7 p.m., with family present 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home; and one hour prior to service at the church on Wednesday. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Clarence ‘Curly’ Olson
Hastings resident Clarence “Curly” Olson, 89, passed away Sunday, February 8, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organization will be Thursday, February 12, 2015; 10:30 a.m. at Butler Volland Funeral Home, Hastings, Nebraska, with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial will be in Utica Cemetery, Utica, Nebraska, 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Douglas W. Zuellner
Douglas Wayne Zuellner, 92, of Campbell, NE, died Sunday, February 8, 2015, at his home in Campbell. Services are Thursday, February 12, 2014, 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Campbell, NE, with Rev. Ronald Kuehner and Rev. Donald Becker officiating. Burial with Military Rites by Willie Fierstein Post #169, Campbell, Nebraska, and the U.S. Marine Corps will be at the Presbyterian Cemetery, Campbell, NE. Visitation will be Wednesday, February 11, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. with family present from 5:00-7:00 at the Campbell Funeral Home, Campbell, NE, and one hour prior to services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to; Willie Fierstein Post #169, Trinity Lutheran Church or Mid-NE Individual Services. Campbell Funeral Home, Campbell, NE, is in charge of arrangements.

Published Monday, February 9
Virgil D. ‘Bud’ Peterson
Hastings resident Virgil “Bud” Dwight Peterson, 95, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be in the Glenvil Cemetery in Glenvil. Visitation will be Monday from 2-6 p.m. at Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to the “Feed the Sheep” program at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.
Sharon S. ‘Shari’ Fitzke
Sutton resident Sharon “Shari” S. Fitzke, 70, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at her home in Sutton. Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Thursday at the Federated Church in Sutton with the Rev. Harry Cross officiating. Interment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-8 p.m., with the family present from 5-8 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association or Sutton Public School Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com.
Bernard D. Carlson
Bernard Dean “Bernie” Carlson, 84, of Holdrege died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at Holdrege Memorial Homes. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holdrege Memorial Homes Chapel in Holdrege with Chaplain Daren Popple officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established in Bernard’s honor and will be designated at a later date. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com.
Patricia A. Helton
Hastings resident Patricia Ann Helton, 88, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at home. Rosary will be Tuesday 7 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joseph Walsh officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic cemetery in Giltner. Visitation will be Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia Catholic Church or Mary Lanning Hospice. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Kenneth L. Hansen
Ayr resident Kenneth LaVerne Hansen, 81, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society of Hastings Village in Hastings. Services will be Tuesday 10:30 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel with the Rev. Randy Madison officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings veterans organizations will be in Blue Valley Cemetery at Ayr. Memorials may be given to the Hastings Rural Fire Department. Visitation will be Monday 6-8 p.m. with family present at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Private condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Ruth M. Robb
Guide Rock resident Ruth M. Robb, 75, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Wesley Towers in Hutchinson, Kan. Services are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Guide Rock with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Interment is at Guide Rock Cemetery in Guide Rock. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud and 11 a.m. Wednesday to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Guide Rock United Methodist Church or Center Point. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com.
Barbara J. Goldenstein
Juniata resident Barbara J. Goldenstein, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at her home. Services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church west of Glenvil with the Rev. Renee Johnson officiating. Burial is at St. Paul’s Lutheran Churchyard west of Glenvil. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Tuesday with family present 5-7 p.m. at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings. Memorials may be given to St. Paul’s Luther Church. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com.
Clarence ‘Curly’ Olson
Hastings resident Clarence “Curly” Olson, 89, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Saturday, February 7
Ronald G. Walker
Ronald George Walker, 78, of Loveland, Colo. passed away on February 6, 2015. Memorial services are 1 p.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015, at First Christian Church in Loveland. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church or the Larimer County 4-H Foundation in care of Allnutt Funeral Service. Please view the online obituary, send condolences and sign the family guest book at www.allnutt.com.
Thelma M. Umbenhower
Thelma M. Umbenhower, 87 of Grand Island, died Wednesday, January 4, 2015, at Wedgewood Care Center, Grand Island. Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the chapel of the Apfel Funeral Home, Grand Island. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until service time. Memorials are suggested to the family. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eva J. Flemming
Eva Jean (Sanders) Flemming, of Sacramento, CA, passed away Monday, January 12, 2014. A small celebration with close relatives was held Friday January 16th on Eva Jean's 89th birthday. Eva Jean had requested her body be gifted to the Body Donation Program, UC Davis School Of Medicine where a memorial will be placed on the campus of UC Davis. Family has directed memorials to The Wounded Warrior Project.
Robert L. Markham
Robert L. Markham, age 41, of Broken Bow, Ne., died Wednesday February 4, 2015, at the Jennie Melham Hospital in Broken Bow, Ne. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 10, at 10 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with Pastor Todd Karges officiating. Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 9 at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. that evening. Burial will be at the Broken Bow Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Virgil D. 'Bud' Peterson
Hastings resident Virgil Dwight "Bud" Peterson, 95, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Hastings with the Rev. Joel Remmers officiating. Burial is at Glenvil Cemetery in Glenvil. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Monday at Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneralhome.com
Evelyn Brennfoerder
Edgar resident Evelyn Brennfoerder, 95, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Rosebrook Care Center in Edgar. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Williams Funeral Home in Edgar with the Rev. Paul Julian officiating. Burial is at Edgar Cemetery in Edgar. Visitation is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Published Wednesday, February 4
Frances E. ‘Fran’ Lowell
Frances (Fran) E. Lowell, 102, a longtime resident of Wood River, passed away peacefully in her sleep February 1, 2015. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at the Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island beginning at 5 p.m. and concluding with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 6th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wood River, Nebraska, with the Rev. James Janovec officiating. Private family interment of her ashes will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. It was Fran’s request that at the time of her funeral that there be memorials in lieu of flowers. Memorials are suggested to the Wood River Centennial Foundation, St. Mary’s Church or family’s choice.
Byron L. Brown
Former area resident Dr. Byron Lester Brown, 97, passed away January 25, 2015, in Little Rock, Arkansas. A private memorial service was held in Little Rock on Saturday, January 31, and burial will be February 7, 2015, at 10 a.m. at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings, Nebraska, with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Those attending are asked to come to the Funeral Home for a brief service then proceed to Parkview Cemetery for the committal. Memorials may be given to Ecumenical Retirement Center - ERC Foundation, 3 Shepherds Cove, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 or Hastings Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 597, Hastings, Nebraska 68902. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
John M. Green Jr.
John M. Green Jr., 61, of Millard, NE, died Sunday, February 1, 2015, at Bergan Mercy Hospital. Services will be Friday, February 6, 2015, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Curran Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Sheri Lodel will officiate. Burial will be at the Blue Valley Cemetery in Ayr, NE, with a 1:30 p.m. committal service. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday. John was an avid Husker fan and the family invites you to show your Husker pride by wearing Husker attire at the funeral service. Curran Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.
Denise D. Kral
Denise D. Kral, 80, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, passed from this life, Monday, February 2, 2015, at her home surrounded by her husband and children. Rosary will be Thursday, February 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary Chapel, Blue Hill, Nebraska, and Mass will be Friday, February 6, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church, Campbell, Nebraska, with Very Rev. James Schrader, Father William L’Heureux and Rev. Valerian Bartek officiating. Inurnment will be in St. Anne Catholic Cemetery, Campbell, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials are suggested to Mary Lanning Hospice. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Rick Whitten
Bladen resident Rick Whitten, 53, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his home. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Bladen with the Rev. Dan Albers officiating. Book signing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com
Mary M. Salmen
Hastings resident Mary M. Salmen, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at Mary Lanning Heathcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.
Barbara A. Smith
Hastings resident Barbara A. Smith, 75, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Dick A. Walters
Shickley resident Dick A. Walters, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Fairmont. Rosary is 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shickley. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shickley with Father Tom Walsh officiating. Burial is at Shickley Public Cemetery in Shickley. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Thursday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Memorials may be given to Shickley Community Foundation or Shickley Public Cemetery Association. Condolences may be sent to www.famerandsonfuneral home.com
Sandra R. Conroy
Former Shelton resident Sandra Rae Conroy, 71, of Hastings died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Hastings with the Rev. Greg Lindenberger officiating. Burial 1:30 p.m. Friday at Shelton Cemetery in Shelton. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to Shelton United Methodist Church. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Edward G. Shute
Red Cloud resident Edward G. Shute, 82, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, at Bryan LGH-East in Lincoln. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.
Donna K. Hoehn
Red Cloud resident Donna K. Hoehn, 57, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at her home. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.

Published Tuesday, February 3
Delores C. Sanford
Hastings resident Delores Carlene Sanford, 84, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven, Harvard, Nebraska. Services will be Wednesday, February 4, 2015; 2:30 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be at Blue Valley Cemetery, Ayr. Visitation is today, February 3, 2015; 5-8 p.m. with family present 6-8 p.m., and Wednesday, February 4, 2015; 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Harvard Rest Haven. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Dick A. Walters
Shickley resident Dick A. Walters, 88, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Fairmont. Rosary is 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shickley. Services are 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shickley with Father Tom Walsh officiating. Burial is at Shickley Public Cemetery in Shickley. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Thursday at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Memorials may be given to Shickley Community Foundation or Shickley Public Cemetery Association. Condolences may be sent to www.famerandsonfuneral home.com.
Denise D. Kral
Blue Hill resident Denise D. Kral, 80, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, at her home. Rosary is 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Merten-Butler Mortuary Chapel in Blue Hill. Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Catholic Church in Campbell with the Very Rev. James Schrader, Father William L’Heureux and Rev. Valerian Bartek officiating. Inurnment is at St. Anne Catholic Cemetery in Campbell. There is no viewing or visitation. Memorials are suggested to Mary Lanning Hospice.

Published Monday, February 2
Vincent W. Ostdiek
Hastings resident Vincent W. Ostdiek, 86, passed away Friday, January 30, 2015, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings. Rosary today, February 2, 2015, 7:30 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery. Book signing will be Monday; 1 p.m. until the rosary at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Memorials may be given to the Hastings Catholic Schools. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Robert Wilcox
Former Hastings resident Robert Wilcox of Seward died on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 in Seward. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Apfel Funeral Home with Pastor Cindy Kargas officiating. Military rites will take place after service. Private graveside service is 2 p.m. in Ravenna at Highland Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneralhome.com Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara Bohlen
Hastings resident Barbara Bohlen, died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings.
Delores C. Sanford
Hastings resident Delores Carlene Sanford, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Saturday, January 31
James F. ‘Jim’ Jackson Sr.
Hastings resident, James “Jim” F. Jackson, Sr., 84, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Visitation will be Sunday, February 1, 2015; 1-4 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to rosary at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church. Rosary will be Sunday, February 1, 2015; 7 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 2, 2015; 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Troy A. Schmidt
Troy Adam Schmidt was born September 17, 1987 to Debra J. Gray and Myron Gray in Norfolk, NE. Troy died on January 20, 2015, at his residence in Hastings. Funeral services were held January 26, 2015, at Lakeside Community Church of Nazarene with Pastor John Albrecht officiating.
Norma L. Ridle
Former Superior resident Norma L. Ridle, 95, of Lincoln died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Lincoln. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Tupper officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with family present from 5-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or Superior Public Library.
Milton ‘Bud’ Ferebee
Milton ‘Bud’ Ferebee departed this life on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior, Nebraska, at the age of 87 years. Memorial services will be held Monday 2 p.m., February 2, 2015, at the Nelson Community United Church of Christ. Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry will be officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com. The family is requesting memorials in lieu of flowers. Williams Funeral Home of Superior, NE is in charge of the arrangements.

Published Friday, January 30
Helen A. (Parks) Moser Penrose
Helen Alice (Parks) Moser Penrose, 102, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, died Monday, January 26, 2015, at the Blue Hill Care Center, Blue Hill, Nebraska. Her funeral service will be 9 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015, at United Methodist Church, Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Rev. Baldeo Singh officiating. Burial will follow at 1 p.m. at the Dorchester Cemetery, Dorchester, Nebraska. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. A memorial has been established to be designated at a later date. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Bernadine M. Favinger
Bernadine Maxine Favinger passed from this life in Texas on January 26, 2015, at the age of 88. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 2, 2015, at the First Christian Church in Minden at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Michael Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden. Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church or Disciple Women of the Church.
Norma L. Ridle
Former Superior resident Norma L. Ridle, 95, of Lincoln died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Lincoln. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior.
Delmar P. Eickmann
Delmar Paul Eickmann, son of Wilhelm and Linda (Holtzen) Eickmann, was born August 23, 1926, near Deshler, NE. He passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, NE. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, February 2, 2015, at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Davenport, NE, with Pastor Patrick Flynn officiating. Burial will be at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery following the service. There will be a private family visitation. Memorials are suggested to the Orphan Grain Train or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to Urbauer-Price Funeral Home, or left at www.priceurbauerahrendts.com. Urbauer-Price Funeral Home of Davenport, Nebraska, was entrusted with the arrangements.
Beverly J. Lamphiear
Hastings resident Beverly Jean Lamphiear, 79, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Services will be Monday, February 2, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings with the Rev. Cindy Karges officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, NE. Visitation will be February 1, 2015, from 1-5 p.m. with the family present from 3-5 p.m. 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.
James F. ‘Jim’ Jackson Sr.
Hastings resident James F. “Jim” Jackson Sr., 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. 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 with Father Joseph M. Walsh officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations is at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation is 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings and one hour prior to rosary at the church.Memorials may be given to the family. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com

Published Thursday, January 29
Roger W. Augustin
Kenesaw resident Roger W. Augustin, 71, passed away January 27, 2015, at his home. Memorial services will be Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church in rural Juniata, with Rev. Greg Volzke officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Book signing will be Friday, January 30, 2015, from 4-8 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the family.
Helen A. (Parks) Moser Penrose
Blue Hill resident Helen A. (Parks) Moser Penrose, 102, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill. Services are 9 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. Baldeo Singh officiating. Burial is 1 p.m. Saturday at Dorchester Cemetery in Dorchester. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill is in charge of arrangements. Memorial has been established to the designated at a later date.
Beverly Lamphiear
Hastings resident Beverly Lamphiear, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Apfel Funeral Home Chapel 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 the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneral home.com
James F. Jackson
Hastings resident James F. Jackson Sr., 84, died Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Wednesday, January 28
Mary M. Bermond
Former Hastings resident Mary M. Bermond, 86, passed away Monday, January 26, 2015, at her residence in Lincoln, Nebraska. Graveside Services will be Friday, January 30, 2015; 1 p.m. at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Helen L. (McGee) Mathew
Hastings resident Helen L. Mathew, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Book signing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com
Virginia F. Eman
Funeral Services for Virginia F. Eman will be conducted from the First Baptist Church in Oxford, Nebraska, on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Brian Jenkins, officiating. Following the traditional funeral, cremation will take place and a private family inurnment will be in the Oxford Cemetery at a later date. A memorial has been established in Virginia’s honor and kindly suggested to the First Baptist Church or the Oxford Rescue Unit. Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com. The Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Oxford is in charge of the arrangements.
Marion L. Duval
Bladen resident Marion Leroy Duval, 97, died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Peoria, Ariz. Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Bladen with the Rev. Dan Albers officiating. Book signing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com.
Jeanette R. Adrian
Hastings resident Jeanette Rose (Spangenberg) Adrian, 79, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society Perkins Pavilion in Hastings.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015, at French Memorial Chapel on the Hastings College Campus with Pastor Charles Webster officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2014, at DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings. Memorials may be given to Hastings College Gilbert Adrian Biology Scholarship or Multiple Myeloma cancer research. Condolences can be left at dewittfuneral.com.
Beverly H. Huckfeldt
Beverly Helvey Huckfeldt, 95, of Twin Falls, Idaho, died Jan. 3, 2015. Memorial services were Jan. 9 at Imanuel Lutheran Church. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Pauls Lutheran Cemetery in Holstein, NE.
Ruth E. Harrington
Ruth E. Harrington, 95, formerly of Grand Island, died on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Hastings. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015, at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island. Rev. Caroline Price-Gibson will officiate. Private family burial will precede the service at Grand Island City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be left at www.giallfaiths.com.
Richard M. Hendrickson
Shickley resident Richard M. Hendrickson, 84, died Sunday, January 25, 2015, in Lincoln. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Stockholm Lutheran Church rural Shickley, NE. Military graveside services are at the Swedish Cemetery in rural Shickley with Pastor Jonathan Jensen officiating. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Wednesday with family present from 5-8 p.m. at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Memorials may be given to Shickley Community Foundation-Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be sent to www.farmerandsonfuneralhome.com.
Earl S. Wolcott Jr.
Hastings resident Earl S. Wolcott, Jr., 94, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015; 10:00 a.m. at Livingston Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Steven Peeler officiating. Burial with military rites by Offutt Air Force Base Military Funeral Honor Guard and Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Thursday, January 29, 2015; 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. with family present 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be given to American Diabetes Association and the United Service Organizations (USO). Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Patrick L. ‘Jake’ Jacobsen
Hastings resident Patrick L. “Jake” Jacobsen, 58, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Memorial Services will be Saturday, January 31, 2015; 11 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, Lincoln. In lieu of flowers, 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.
Helen A. (Parks) Moser Penrose
Blue Hill resident Helen A. (Parks) Moser Penrose, 102, died Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, at Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Merten-Butler Mortuary Chapel in Blue Hill with the Rev. Baldeo Singh officiating. Burial is 2 p.m. Saturday at Dorchester Cemetery in Dorchester. Visitation is one hour prior to services. A memorial has been established to be designated at a later date.

Published Tuesday, January 27
Arelyn Cumberland
Arelyn Cumberland went to be with her Lord on January 15, 2015, in Stockton, California. Funeral services were held Jan. 22 at Cherokee Memorial Chapel in Lodi, Calif.
Earl S. Wolcott Jr.
Hastings resident Earl S. Wolcott, Jr., 94, passed away Friday, January 16, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015; 10:00 a.m. at Livingston Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Steven Peeler officiating. Burial with military rites by Offutt Air Force Base Military Funeral Honor Guard and Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Thursday, January 29, 2015; 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. with family present 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be given to American Diabetes Association and the United Service Organizations (USO). Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Jeanette R. Adrian
Hastings resident Jeanette Rose (Spangenberg) Adrian, 79, passed away Friday, January 23, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society Perkins Pavilion in Hastings. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 31, 2015, at French Memorial Chapel on the Hastings College Campus with Pastor Charles Webster officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2014, at DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings. Memorials may be given to Hastings College Gilbert Adrian Biology Scholarship or Multiple Myeloma cancer research. Condolences can be left at dewittfuneral.com
Helen L. Mathew
Hastings resident Helen L. Mathew, 77, died Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015, at her home. Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Warren Schoming officiating. Book signing is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com
Patrick L. ‘Jake’ Jacobsen
Hastings resident Patrick L. “Jake” Jacobsen, 58, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Monday, January 26
Clifford Petersen
Clifford Petersen, 95, of Minden died Saturday, January 24, 2015, at the Kearney County Health Services Hospital in Minden. Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Minden. Burial will be at the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday at Layton-Craig Funeral Home. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the church or family for later designation.
Eloise Miller
Eloise Miller, 100, of Kearney died Thursday, January 22, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society - St. Luke’s. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at the Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Kearney with the Reverend John Gosswein officiating. Inurnment will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday in the Davenport Community Cemetery, followed by a time of sharing and celebration at the Christ Lutheran Church in Davenport, NE, at 3:30 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Kearney or the Davenport Community Foundation. Online condolences may be submitted to www.osrfh.com. O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Jerry J. Hoff
Hastings resident Jerry Jay Hoff, 64, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Alegent Lakeside Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.Memorial Services will be Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Hastings with Pastor Greg Lindenberger officiating. Private burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or Start Over Rover. Book signing will be Tuesday, January 27, 2015; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church on Wednesday. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Richard W. Whitten
Bladen resident Richard W. Whitten 53, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at his home in Bladen. Services are pending with the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.

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.



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