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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Published Thursday, July 3
James Dennis Osterbuhr
James Dennis Osterbuhr, 59 years of age from Lincoln, NE, died on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at his home in Lincoln. Jim had fought a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born on February 25, 1955, in Minden to Dennis and Catherine (Filbin) Osterbuhr. Funeral services will be on Monday, July 7, 2014, at the St. John's Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. in Minden with Father James Benton officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Sunday from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude's Hospice in Lincoln or the American Cancer Society.
James "Jim" Taylor
Hastings resident Orville James "Jim" Taylor, 76, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at his home.
Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
David Dwayne DeLorto
Hardy resident David Dwayne DeLorto, 46, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, in Omaha.Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Hardy Fire Hall in Hardy. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. Memorials may be sent in c/o Kelly Cullum, 501 W. Sumner, Western, NE 68464.
Patricia Whitcomb
Former area resident Patricia Whitcomb, 81, of Bend, Ore., died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Bend, Ore.
Published Wednesday, July 2
Walter E. Long D.V.M.
Hastings resident, Walter E. Long D.V.M., 87, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at his home. Services will be Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Berean Bible Church, Hastings with Pastor Paul Knott officiating. Burial will be Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 1 p.m. in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be given to Berean Bible Church, Christian Veterinary Mission or NCTA Scholarship Fund for veterinary technicians. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Phyllis R. Stierwalt
Hebron resident Phyllis R. Stierwalt, 75, died Sunday July 29, 2014, in Lincoln. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Price Funeral Home Chapel in Hebron. Burial is at a later date. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home in Hebron.
Published Tuesday, July 1
Joyce E. (Horton) Winfrey
Hastings resident, Joyce Elaine (Horton) Winfrey, 83, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at College View Memory Support. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, with the family present 5-8 p.m. Private family graveside services at Parkview Cemetery will follow the next morning. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be given to the Alzheimer Association or to the Mary Lanning Hospital Foundation to benefit the Family Care Center and nursing scholarships. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Walter E. Long D.V.M.
Hastings resident Walter E. Long D.V.M., 87, died Monday, June 30, 2014 at his home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Berean Bible Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Knott officiating. Burial will be 1 p.m. Thursday in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church on Thursday. Memorials may be given to Berean Bible Church, Christian Veterinary Mission or NCTA Scholarship Fund for veterinary technicians. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Ruth E. Summers
Alexandria resident Ruth E. Summers, 86, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, in Fairbury. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Alexandria United Presbyterian Church in Alexandria. Burial will be at Alexandria Public Cemetery in Alexandria. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be given to American Legion Auxiliary #194 or Alexandria Presbyterian Church. Price Funeral Home in Hebron is in charge of arrangements.
Published Monday, June 30
Loretta F. (Wilcox) King
Loretta F. (Wilcox) King passed away May 18, 2014, in Mesa, Arizona. She was born April 8, 1930 in Corning, California. She was cremated in Mesa, Arizona, and a chapel service was held there May 28, 2014.
Dorothy M. Eckhardt
Hastings resident, Dorothy Mae Eckhardt, 92, passed away, Friday, June 27, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare, Hastings. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014, at All Saints Chapel, Good Samaritan Society, Hastings-Village with Rev. Charles Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Holstein Cemetery in Holstein at 9:30 a.m. before the service. Condolences may be sent to www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to All Saints Chapel, Good Samaritan Society or the Holstein Cemetery, Holstein.
Raymond Lind
Raymond Lind passed away on June 27, 2014, in Hastings, Nebraska. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be given to The Farm and Ranch Museum of Gering, Nebraska or the donor’s choice. A Celebration of Life Service and reception will be held later this summer in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Book signing will be Tuesday, July 1, 2014, Wednesday, July 2, 2014, and Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Livingston Butler Volland 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.
Joyce E. (Horton) Winfrey
Hastings resident, Joyce Elaine (Horton) Winfrey, 83, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at College View Memory Support. Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, with the family present 5-8 p.m. Private family graveside services at Parkview Cemetery will follow the next morning. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be given to the Alzheimer Association or to the Mary Lanning Hospital Foundation to benefit the Family Care Center and nursing scholarships. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Joan E. Hendrickson
Shickley resident Joan E. Hendrickson, 83, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Geneva. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at Stockholm Lutheran Church in rural Shickley with Pastor Jonathan Jensen officiating. Graveside services will be at the Swedish Cemetery in rural Shickley. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. today with family greeting friends from 4-7 p.m. at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva. Memorials may be given tot he Shickley Community Foundation. Condolences may be sent to www.farmerandsonfuneralhome.com

Published Saturday, June 28
Marilyn A. Sampson
Marilyn A. Sampson went to be with the Lord on June 24, 2014. Burial is 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, beside Ray at the Greenwood Cemetery, a country cemetery southwest of Wichita, KS. A memorial service will be held at the Clay Center Christian Church August 9, 2014. Direct memorials to Worthington Christian Village benevolent fund, Clay Center Christian Church building fund, or Nebraska Christian College.
Vivian K. Jensen
Trumbull resident Vivian K. Jensen, 63, passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings, with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to The Children’s Ark at Good Samaritan Village. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Theresa L. Sperry
Theresa Lynne Sperry, 58, of Lincoln, NE died peacefully, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, surrounded by the love and light of her family. Born to William Charles Sperry and Patricia Ann (Harkins) Sperry on May 1, 1956, in Hastings, NE. Theresa is survived by her daughters, Poppy Jean Johnson and Molly Rose Smith; and her husband, Jacob Smith; sisters, Angela Sperry and her husband Fred Petito, Melissa Eckhardt and her husband Rick Eckhardt; and 6 grandchildren. Memorials may be given to ASPCA, or Hearts United for Animals of Fairbury, NE. There will be no visitation. Online condolences may be left at www.lincolnffc.com

Published Friday, June 27
Mary Kuhn
Mary Kuhn, 57, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Columbus Community Hospital. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Columbus with Rev. Cindy Stewart and Pastor Dusty Sprague officiating. Visitation will be today from 4-7 p.m. at Gass Haney Funeral Home and continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church. There will be a family prayer service on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested as those of the donor or family choice.
DeLores M. Yost
DeLores M. Yost, 85, of Harvard, passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Harvard House Assisted Living in Harvard. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Harvard United Church Of Christ with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 3-8 p.m. at the Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Burial will be in the Harvard Cemetery, Harvard, Nebraska.
Jeffrey B. Mitchum
In loving memory of Jeffrey B. Mitchum, the best husband, father and friend. The man with a heart of gold and an old school code. “Why do blind men hate skydiving...scares the hell out of their dog...”
Theresa L. Sperry
Theresa Lynne Sperry, 58, of Lincoln, NE, died peacefully, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, surrounded by the love and light of her family. She was born to William Charles Sperry and Patricia Ann (Harkins) Sperry on May 1, 1956 in Hastings, NE. Theresa is survived by her daughters, Poppy Jean Johnson and Molly Rose Smith and her husband Jacob Smith; sisters, Angela Sperry and her husband Fred Petito, Melissa Eckhardt and her husband Rick Eckhardt; and 6 grandchildren. Memorials may be given to ASPCA, or Hearts United for Animals of Fairbury, NE. No Visitation/Cremation. Online condolences may be left at www.lincolnffc.com
Dorothy M. Eckhardt
Hastings resident Dorothy Mae Eckhardt, 92, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare in Hastings. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.
Vivian K. Jensen
Trumbull resident Vivian K. Jensen, 63, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Thursday, June 26
R. Madeline Wagner
KENSINGTON, Kan. — R. Madeline Wagner, age 96, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014, in Hastings, NE. She was born June 10, 1918, in Idana, KS, to Harley and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Green. She was a homemaker. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Celebration of life services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Simmons-Rentschler Mortuary with Pastor Dennis Lambert officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be given to the Reamsville Church or Hospice of Smith County and Mary Lanning Hospice of Hastings, NE, and can be sent in care of the mortuary.
James H. Prichard
Upland resident James H. Prichard, 77, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his home. Services were today at the Fredericksburg Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg, NE, with Pastor Nancy Cole officiating. Burial of ashes was at Fredericksburg Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date. Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent www.hutchinsfh.com
Delores Yost
Harvard resident Delores Yost, 85, died Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Harvard House Assisted Living in Harvard. Services are pending with Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard.

Published Wednesday, June 25
Florence Jepsen
Florence Jepsen, 93 years of age from Kearney, formerly of Minden, passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014, at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Minden with Father James Benton officiating. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Rosary will be recited on Thursday evening at the church at 7:00 p.m.
Elsie M. Carper
Elsie M. Carper, 95, of Lebanon, Kansas, died Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Kenwood View Nursing Home in Salina, Kansas. Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Smith County, Kansas, with the Rev. Lance McDowell officiating. Visitation will be held 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud. Memorials are suggested to the Lebanon Christian Church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Naomi Doughman
Red Cloud resident Naomi Doughman, 88, died Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Edgewood Vista in Hastings. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud.

Published Tuesday, June 24
Michael E. Kroger
Michael Eugene Kroger, 48, of Harvard Nebraska, lost his battle to cancer Sunday, June 22, 2014, at home. Services will be held at 10.30 a.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Harvard United Church of Christ with Pastor Dave Johnson, Pastor Joe Marino, and Pastor Joe Downs officiating. Viewing will be 9:30 a.m. up till service time at the church. Burial will be at Harvard Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family. Caring for the funeral service is Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard.

Published Monday, June 23
Willard T. 'Chip' Essex
Willard Thomas “Chip” Essex 69 years of age from Hastings died on June 20, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare peacefully with family that he loved and was so proud of. Chip lost his battle with pancreatic cancer after 15 long months, however his positive outlook never wavered and his inspiration to all is what led his death to be filled with dignity. A celebration of life will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, Hastings with Rev. Dr. William G. Nottage-Tacey officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation with family will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church Foundation or the Central Community College Foundation for a scholarship fund to be established in his name. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Margie A. (Bonds) Norris
Margie Ann Bonds Norris, 71, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska, as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident of May 5, 2014. A gathering of friends and family will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Indian Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings, Nebraska is handling cremation arrangements. Memorials may be given to her family for a memorial to be decided on at a later time. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com
Gladys F. Kramer
Gladys F. Kramer, 72, of Hastings, NE, died Sunday, June 22, 2014. Funeral services are private, however family and friends will be gathering at her Hastings residence in memory of this gallant lady whose kindness blessed so many lives.
Mike E. Kroger
Harvard resident Mike E. Kroger, 48, died Sunday, June 22, 2014, at his home. Services are pending with Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home of Harvard.

Published Saturday, June 21
Willard T. 'Chip' Essex
Willard Thomas “Chip” Essex, 69 years of age, from Hastings died on June 20, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare peacefully with family that he loved and was so proud of. Chip lost his battle with pancreatic cancer after 15 long months; however, his positive outlook never wavered and his inspiration to all is what led his death to be filled with dignity. A celebration of life will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. William G. Nottage-Tacey officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation with family will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church Foundation or the Central Community College Foundation for a scholarship fund to be established in his name. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Friday, June 20
Rex W. Illingworth
Fairfield resident Rex W. Illingworth, 59, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at Community Presbyterian Church in, Fairfield with Brother Jim Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Saturday and 1-7 p.m. Sunday with family present from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Rex W. Illingworth Memorial Fund. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Janice Sue Ann Francis (nee Mitchell)
Janice Sue Ann Francis (nee Mitchell), 65, passed away peacefully June 14, 2014, surrounded by family and friends in Goodyear, AZ. She had fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service was held at Estrella Mountain Church, Goodyear. A private graveside service will be held at a later date at Calvary Cemetery, Ottumwa. Memorials may be made directly to the family or to the family in c/o Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85338. Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com
Dale C. Michels
Superior resident Dale C. Michels, 76, died Friday, June 13, 2014, in Superior.Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is 1-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Billy Graham Ministerial Association or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Published Thursday, June 19
May B. Copley
May Bush Copley, 91, of Minden, formerly of Hastings and Franklin, died on Tuesday, June 17, at Bethany Home. Interment will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin, NE. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minden with the Rev. Daniel Davis officiating. Visitation is scheduled for Friday, June 20, from 5-7 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home in Minden.
Evelyn M. Samuelson
Trumbull resident Evelyn Marie Samuelson, 103, passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services will be Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Trumbull United Methodist Church in Trumbull with Pastor Travis King and Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull, Nebraska. Visitation will be Friday, June 20, 2014, from 1-8 p.m. at Butler Volland Funeral Home, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. If you are unable to attend the services, the family of Evelyn cordially invites you to celebrate her life at a luncheon which will immediately follow the committal at the Trumbull Community Center at 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Trumbull Community Center or to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Rex W. Illingworth
Fairfield residnet Rex W. Illingworth, 59, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Duane Burr
Hastings resident Duane Burr, 84, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Memorial services will be Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 10 a.m. at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers and Beth Fotinos, Lay Pastor, officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 9:15 a.m. at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be Friday, June 20, 2014, 3-8 p.m. with the family present 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Kenesaw Presbyterian Church. Lunch will follow at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Florence M. Patenburg
Florence Margaret Pantenburg was born February 18, 1923, to George and Eva (Hemberger) Loskill on a farm near Assumption, NE. She was born to eternal life on June 16, 2014, in Omaha. Memorial services will be on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Heartwell, NE, with Father James Benton officiating. Rosary will be recited Saturday at 10 at the church. Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Holy Family Catholic Church, School Sisters of Christ the King and St. Jude Hospice, or the Crosier Fathers.

Published Wednesday, June 18
Charles E. 'Chick' Moyer
Hastings resident Elizabeth D. Behrens, 71, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at her home. Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey officiating. Scattering of her ashes will be at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hastings College Behrens Mathematics Scholarship or First Presbyterian Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Loretta (Karmazin) Ziggafoos
Margaret Mason, 88, of Kearney died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Kearney with the Rev. Stan Murdoch and Rev. Sean Dougherty officiating. Interment will follow at 2 p.m. at the Glenvil Cemetery in Glenvil, Nebraska. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church building fund. Condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara J. 'Bobbie' Nichol
Hastings resident Duane Burr, 84, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers and Beth Fotinos, Lay Pastor, officiating. Burial with military rites will be 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday, June 20, 2014, with the family present 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Kenesaw Presbyterian Church. Lunch will follow at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Elizabeth D. Behrens
Nelson resident Darlene Farver, 82, died Monday, June 16, 2014, in Superior. Services are 11 a.m. Friday at Nelson Community United Church of Christ in Nelson with the Rev. Dr. Stephen Berry officiating. Burial will be at Nelson Cemetery in Nelson. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson. Memorials may be given to Nelson Community United Church of Christ.

Published Tuesday, June 17
Charles E. 'Chick' Moyer
Charles E. “Chick” Moyer died peacefully with family at his side on Sunday, June 1, 2014. The memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church in Wood River on Monday, June 23rd, at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. Phil Sloat will officiate. He requested a reception following the service, which will take place at Wood River Golf Course from 5-9 pm, including dinner. Apfel Funeral Home of Wood River is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Wood River Foundation.
Loretta (Karmazin) Ziggafoos
Loretta (Karmazin) Ziggafoos, 83, of Lawrence, Nebraska, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be Thursday, June 19, 2014, 7:30 p.m., and Mass will be Friday, June 20, 2014, 10 a.m., both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Lawrence, Nebraska, with Father Thomas Bush officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Lawrence, Nebraska. Memorials can be directed to the Lawrence Community Foundation. Visitation will be Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 3-9 p.m. at the Lawrence Visitation Chapel, Lawrence, Nebraska. Merten-Butler Mortuary, Blue Hill, Nebraska is in charge of arrangements.
Barbara J. 'Bobbie' Nichol
Barbara J. “Bobbie” Nichol, 84 years of age from Minden, NE, died on Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Bethany Home in Minden. Memorial services will be on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden with Rev. Daniel Davis officiating. Burial will be prior to the memorial service at the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Tuesday from 5-7 p.m.
Elizabeth D. Behrens
Hastings resident Elizabeth D. Behrens, 71, died Saturday, June 14, 2014, at her home. Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey officiating. Scattering of her ashes will be at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hastings College Behrens Mathematics Scholarship or First Presbyterian Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Kenneth R. Leadabrand
Kenneth Ray Leadabrand, 61, of Mulkeytown, Illinois, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at his home. Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Campbell, Nebraska, with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Smith County, Kansas. A memorial has been established. There will be no viewing or visitation as his wishes were to be cremated. Campbell Funeral Home in Campbell, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Darlene Farver
Nelson resident Darlene Farver, 82, died Monday, June 16, 2014, in Superior. Services are pending with Klawitter-Price Funeral Home in Nelson.

Published Monday, June 16
Thelma L. Sole
Hastings resident Thelma Lillian Sole, 96, passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Village, Perkins Pavilion, in Hastings. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings, NE with Reverend Dr. William Nottage-Tacey of the First United Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church or the Hastings Public Library in her memory.
Franklin Street
Campbell resident Franklin Dewey Street, 72, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Mary Lanning Memorial Health Care Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with Pastor C.L. Wimer officiating with military rites at the chapel. There will be no visitation, Franklin’s wishes were to be cremated. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.

Published Saturday, June 14
Franklin Street
Campbell resident Franklin Street, 72, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare Memorial service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings with Pastor C.L. Wimer officiating with military rites at the chapel. There will be no visitation, Franklin’s wishes were to be cremated. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings is in charge of the arrangements.

Published Friday, June 13
Eileen E. (Bobbie) Kohmetscher
Eileen (Bobbie) E. Kohmetscher, 92, formerly of Lawrence, Nebraska, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, and Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, both at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lawrence, Nebraska, with Father Thomas Bush officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Lawrence, Nebraska. Visitation is 3-9 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the Lawrence Visitation Chapel in Lawrence, Nebraska. Memorials can be directed to Sacred Heart Altar Society, Lawrence Ball Program or Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department and EMTs. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Glenn W. Yost
Glenn Warren Yost, 92, of Gurnee, Illinois, died on April 2, 2014.
Donna M. (Hiatt) Lane
Victorville, California, resident Donna Mae (Hiatt) Lane, 80, formerly of Superior, died Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at Arrowhead Regional Trauma Center in Colton, California.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Church of Christ in Superior with Dr. Jeff Collins officiating. A private family inurnment will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Guide Rock.
Eva Foot
Superior resident Eva Foot, 97, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Superior Good Samaritan Center in Superior. Services are 5 p.m. Tuesday at Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Superior. Book signing is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Franklin Street
Campbell resident Franklin Street, 72, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.

Published Thursday, June 12
Bobbie E. 'Bob' Lammers
Bobbie “Bob” E. Lammers, the son of Anna (Jackson) and Ernest Wm. Lammers, was born January 11, 1939, in Webster County, Nebraska, west of Inavale. He departed this life on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held 10: 30 a.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Joel Rathbun officiating. Interment will be at the Red Cloud Cemetery. Visitation will be held 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud and 8 a.m. to service time Monday at the church. A memorial fund has been established by the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
John R. 'Bob' Fingeret
Hastings resident John Robert “Bob” Fingeret, 76, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Central City Care Center, Central City, Nebraska. Rosary will be Friday, June 13, 2014, 7 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Holy Family Cemetery in Heartwell, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to St. Michael’s Catholic Church Endowment Fund, c/o St. Michael’s Catholic Church or Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, 7665 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919. Visitation will be 1-9 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2014, at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Eileen E. Kohmetscher
Former Lawrence resident Eileen E. Kohmetscher, 92, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Mary Lanning HealthCare in Hastings. Services are pending with Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill.

Published Wednesday, June 11
Donna M. (Hiatt) Lane
Donna Mae Hiatt Lane of Victorville, Calif., the daughter of Glenn and Dora Hiatt, was born April 27, 1933, in Superior, NE, and passed away January 1, 2014, at the Arrowhead Regional Trauma Center, Colton, Calif., from heart complications due to injuries she received in an automobile-semi truck collision on December 27, 2013. A memorial service will be Saturday, June 14th, at the Church of Christ in Superior at 2 p.m. Friends and family welcome. A private family inurnment service for both Daryl and Donna will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Guide Rock. A celebration of life service was held January 5, 2014, in Victorville, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Savior’s Kids, Victor Valley Church of Christ, 13150 Sycamore St. Victorville, CA 92392.
Lella M. Nichols
Red Cloud resident Lella M. Nichols, 73, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at Tabitha Care Center in Crete, Nebraska. Services are 11 a.m. Saturday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud with the Rev. Dan Benedict officiating. Interment will be at the Red Cloud Cemetery. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to service time Saturday. A memorial fund has been established by the family. Condolences may be sent to wmsfh.com.
Bob Lammers
Red Cloud resident Bob Lammers, 75, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. Funeral services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home of Red Cloud

Published Tuesday, June 10
Gregory A. Ellis Sr.
Hastings resident, Gregory A. Ellis, Sr., 59, passed away Monday, June 9, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family present 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Marvin 'Andy' Montgomery
Superior resident Marvin “Andy” Montgomery, 80, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Salina, Kansas. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor Roger Wells officiating. Burial will be at Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak, Kan. Visitation is 5-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Nuckolls County Museum or Webber Church for the Stairway Project.
Sharon S. Cawiezel
Sharon Sue Cawiezel, born in Hastings January 7th, 1951, beloved daughter of Helen Elizabeth Myers Cawiezel (passed 11/15/93, Victorville, CA) and Clarence William Cawiezel, Jr. (passed 07/27/12, Arlington, TX) passed away quietly in her sleep at home on May 30, 2014, succumbing to lung cancer.

Published Monday, June 9
Lella Nichols
Red Cloud resident Lella Nichols, 73, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the Tabitha Care Center in Crete, Nebraska. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.
Marvin 'Andy' Montgomery
Superior resident Marvin “Andy” Montgomery, 80, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, in Salina, Kansas. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.

Published Saturday, June 7
Alfred J. Lespreance
Alfred J. Lespreance, age 91 of Lincoln, formerly of Hastings, passed away June 4, 2014. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, at Wyuka Funeral Home. No viewing. Closed casket. Interment will be at Wyuka Cemetery. Memorials to the family for a later designation. Online condolences may be left at www.wyuka.com

Published Friday, June 6
Karoly Z. 'Karl' Vanky
Karoly “Karl” Zoltan Vanky, 85, of Hastings, Nebraska, died early Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014 at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Thursday, June 5
Dale E. Bieck
Trumbull resident Dale Bieck, 90, died peacefully with all his children at his side Tuesday June 3, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Father Mike McDermott officiating. Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Hastings with Father Ramon Decaen officiating. Burial with military rites by Juniata American Legion Post #365 will be in Harvard Cemetery, Harvard, Nebraska. Visitation will be 5-9 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Memorials may be given to the Dale E. Bieck Memorial Fund. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Karl Vanky
Hastings resident Karl Vanky, 85, passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 9, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Private family burial will be held at a later date. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Faith Lutheran Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Published Wednesday, June 4
Marjorie P. (Weeks) Thaden
Hastings resident Marjorie Pearl (Weeks) Thaden passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Service will be Saturday, June 7, 2014, 11 a.m. at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, in Pleasanton Cemetery, Pleasanton. There will be no viewing or visitation. Book signing will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 6, 2014. Memorials may be given to First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Ruth C. Hay
Kenesaw resident Ruth C. Hay, 85, passed away Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney, NE. Services will be Friday, June 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Kenesaw United Methodist Church, Kenesaw, with Rev. Dr. Lee Wigert officiating. Burial will be in the Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw. Visitation will be Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 3-8 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
Robert G. Studnicka
Robert Gene Studnicka, 78, of Burwell, Nebraska, died June 3, 2014, at the Valley County Health Systems Hospital in Ord, Nebraska. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Burwell. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Fr. Mark Maresh will officiate. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at the church with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Burwell Fire Department or Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Karl Vanky
Hastings resident Karl Vanky, 85, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Dale Bieck
Trumbull resident Dale Bieck died Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Tuesday, June 3
Ruth Shafer
Ruth Shafer went to be with our Lord Jesus on May 30, 2014. Memorial services will be held at Hastings Evangelical Free Church at 2 p.m. on Thursday June 5, 2014.
John I. Newman
Hastings resident John I. Newman, 70, passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare, Hastings. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. June 6, 2014, at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings with Frank Swinnea officiating. Military rites will be held at the funeral home. Private family burial at the Kenesaw Cemetery, Kenesaw. 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.
Ruth Hay
Kenesaw resident Ruth Hay, 85, died Monday, June 2, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Apfel Funeral Home in Kenesaw is in charge of arrangements.

Published Monday, June 2
Nancy L. Virus
Nancy Lee Virus of Hebron, NE, was born October 10, 1958, in Humboldt, NE, to Robert and Betty (Lee) Smith. She died peacefully at her home in Hebron, NE, at the age of 55 years with her husband and oldest son, Matt, at her side. Mass of the Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hebron, NE. Officiant was the Rev. John Birkel with Julie Kriesel as organist and Carlece Kenner as cantor. Congregational hymns were “Be Not Afraid,” “I Am The Bread Of Life,” and “On Eagle’s Wings.” Acolyte Pat Kenner. reader Jeanette Else, honorary casket bearers 3 grandchildren Zoey Virus, Olivia Virus, and Jayden Virus. Inurnment was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hebron, NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials in care of family, condolences may be sent to www.krollfh.com Hebron Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles L. Hewitt Jr.
Charles L. Hewitt Jr., 59, of Blue Hill, Nebraska, died Friday, May 30, 2014. Services are 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Ken Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be at the Blue Hill Cemetery in Blue Hill, Nebraska. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 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 the family to be designated at a later date. Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill, Nebraska, is in charge of arrangements.
Elaine Calhoun
Hastings resident Elaine Calhoun, 69, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her home. Private family services will be held 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. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Vernon 'Brick' Stokes
Red Cloud resident Vernon “Brick” Stokes, 89, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Red Cloud with the Rev. Tom Bush officiating. Interment with military honors will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Red Cloud. Visitation is 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud, and 8 a.m. to time of service Thursday. Condolences may be sent to www.wmsfh.com
John I. Newman Sr.
Hastings resident John I. Newman Sr., 70, died Saturday, May 31, 2013, at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.

Published Saturday, May 31
Elsaleah D. Magnuson
Hastings resident Louise Hecht, 95, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, May 24, 2014, at The Homestead, Kearney, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Steve Warriner officiating. Louise’s family requests those attending the memorial service to wear casual attire. Fellowship time will follow the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Plainview, Nebraska. There will be no viewing or visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Christian Broadcast Network. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Iris 'Elaine' Calhoun
Hastings resident Iris “Elaine” Calhoun, 69, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at her home. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Elizabeth 'Beth' Gleason
Former Red Cloud resident Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Gleason, 79, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, in Wichita, Kansas. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Concordia, Kansas, with the Rev. Tessa Zehring officiating. Interment will be 2:30 p.m. at the Red Cloud Cemetery in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Visitation is Sunday at Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud with family present from 1-3 p.m. and 8 a.m. to service time Monday at the church. Memorials to First United Methodist Church in Concordia. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com

Published Friday, May 30
Elsaleah D. Magnuson
Former Hastings resident Elsaleah Doris Magnuson went home to be with her Lord on May 24, 2014, at Methodist West Houston Hospital, Houston, Texas, after succumbing to complications from a fall. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1604 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Charles E. Marshall
Superior resident Charles E. Marshall, 83, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Fort Morgan, Colorado. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Presbyterian Church in Superior with Pastor Mark Diehl officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Book signing is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Williams Funeral Home in Superior.
Elizabeth 'Beth' Gleason
Concordia, Kansas, resident Elizabeth “Beth” Gleason, formerly of Red Cloud, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Wichita, Kansas. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.

Published Thursday, May 29
Elsaleah D. Magnuson
Former Hastings resident Elsaleah Doris Magnuson went home to be with her Lord on May 24, 2014, at Methodist West Houston Hospital, Houston, Texas, after succumbing to complications from a fall. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be one hour prior to service on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1604 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77005. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Herbert Nielsen
Herbert Nielsen, 85 years of age from Minden, Nebraska, died on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings. Funeral service will be on Friday, May 30, 2014, at the Evangelical Free Church in Minden at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Tom Barnes officiating. Burial will be in the Minden with Military Rites provided by the Minden American Legion and the Heartwell VFW. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
Larenda J. Petersen
Larenda Jean Petersen Hershey was born November 7, 1961, in Red Cloud, Nebraska, to Keith and Evelyn Troudt Petersen. She was called home to Heaven on May 26, 2014, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Services will be Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Juniata, Nebraska, at 1:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the family.
Marcia D. Earnest
Benkelman resident Marcia D. Earnest, 76, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village. Services and burial will be held at a later date in Benkelman, Nebraska. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska is serving the family.

Published Wednesday, May 28
Dana J. Spencer
Hastings resident, Dana J. Spencer, 61, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. There will be no viewing or visitation. Book signing will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family or Southern Hills Golf Scholarship. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Travis J. Steele
Travis John Steele, age 37, born on June 14, 1976, in Lincoln, NE, died Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Parker, CO. Services are 11 a.m. June 18, 2014, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Minden.
George 'Vern' Bramble
George “Vern” Bramble joined his beloved wife, Verla, in heaven on May 22, 2014. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. A graveside service will be held at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd., where military honors will be accorded with Masonic Rights by Unity Lodge #18.
Jean Walker
Hastings resident, Jean Walker, 78, passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Graveside Services are 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, 2014, at Greenwood Cemetery in Trumbull with Pastor C. L. Wimer officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Humane Society. 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 27
Louise M. (Kelso) Petersen Schwartz
Louise Maxine Kelso Petersen Schwartz, 82 years of age from Minden, Nebraska, passed away on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Bethany Home in Minden. Funeral services will be at the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Daniel Davis officiating. Burial will be at the Minden Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.
Pauline E. Rogers
Former Hastings resident Pauline Emma Rogers, 95, passed away Friday, May 23, 2014, at Cambridge Manor, Cambridge, NE. Graveside service were Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with Pastor Paul Knott officiating. Visitation was at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel in Hastings. Apfel Funeral Home, Hastings was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
Louise Hecht
Hastings resident Louise Hecht, 95, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at The Homestead in Kearney. Services are pending with Livingston-Bulter-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Dana J. Spencer
Hastings resident Dana J. Spencer, 61, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Hastings.
Norma Walker
Hastings resident Norma Walker, 78, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings.
Elsaleah D. Magnuson
Former Hastings resident Elsaleah Doris Magnuson, 89, died Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Methodist West Houston Hospital in Houston, TX. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Saturday, May 24
Gary G. Stark
Former Hastings resident, Gary G. Stark, 76, of Gering, Nebraska passed away Monday, May 19, 2014 at Regional West Medical Center, Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Mass of Christian Burial was held 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Gering with Father Gerald Harr officiating. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings. Burial with military rites by Hastings Veterans Organizations will be in Parkview Cemetery in Hastings. Memorials may be given to Knights of Columbus 3rd and 4th Degree, Gering, Nebraska. Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Monday, May 26, 2014, at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.geringchapel.com.
Dominique D. Lopez
Hastings resident Dominique D. Lopez, 27, died Saturday, May 3, 2014. He is survived by his loving family; son, Troy Lopez; wife, Theresa Vallet-Lopez; and sister, Alicia Lopez. Dominique was an amazing man. He will be greatly missed and always remembered for the fun, kindness and laughter he brought with him everywhere. Memorial services for Dominique Lopez will be held Monday, May 26, 2014 at The Elks Club at 11 a.m.

Published Friday, May 23
Phyllis I. (Echternach) Secord
Former Hastings resident, Phyllis I. (Echternach) Secord, 70, of Fort Lupton, CO, passed away Nov. 20, 2013, at home in Fort Lupton. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Wm. G. Nottage-Tacy officiating. Graveside service to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38101.

Published Thursday, May 22
Phyllis I. (Echternach) Secord
Former Hastings resident, Phyllis I. (Echternach) Secord, 70, of Fort Lupton, CO, passed away Nov. 20, 2013, at home in Fort Lupton. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. Wm. G. Nottage-Tacy officiating. Graveside service to follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, TN 38101.
Dona D. Wolfe
Former Hastings resident, Dona D. Wolfe, passed away May 16, 2014, at Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colorado after a short illness. Services were 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Collins, Colorado. A Graveside Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska, with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Visitation will be 1-7 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, with family present from 5-7 p.m. at Butler Volland 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.
Scott K. Goodrich
Scott K. Goodrich age 54, of Fremont passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Fremont Area Medical Center. Inurnment will be Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings at 11 a.m. Condolences may be left at www.duganchapel.com
George M. Harding
Former area resident, George Morris Harding, 79, of Lakewood, Colorado, died Monday evening May 19, 2014, at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Visitation will be on Friday May 23, 2014, from 5-7 p.m., with family present and a memorial service will be held Saturday May 24, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Butler-Volland Funeral Home in Hastings, Nebraska. Burial will be in Cedarview Cemetery, Doniphan. A luncheon will follow the burial at the Doniphan Steakhouse. 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, May 21
Donita S. Stotts
Hastings resident Donita S. Stotts, 82, passed away Friday, May 16, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2014, at All Saints Chapel at Good Samaritan Village, Hastings with Pastor Dale Phillips officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. No viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Eileen H. (Shaw) Mikkelsen
Eileen Hope (Shaw) Mikkelsen, daughter of Roy and Alvina (Wallenberg) Shaw, was born October 29, 1922, near Deweese, NE. She departed this life on Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Memorial Hospital in Aurora, Nebraska, at the age of 91 years. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at the Williams Funeral Home Chapel in Edgar, NE. Pastor Sharon Ruzicka will be officiating. Burial will be held in the Edgar Cemetery, Edgar, NE. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com.
Leland W. Kindler
Colby, Kan., resident Leland W. Kindler, 92, formerly of Esbon, Kan., died Sunday, May 18, 2014. Graveside services with full military honors and Masonic services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Esbon Cemetery in Esbon, Kan., with Pastor Roger Walls officiating. Visitation is 3-6 p.m. Thursday at Baalmann Mortuary in Colby, Kan. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is in charge of arrangements.

Published Tuesday, May 20
Jon E. Buscher
Jon E. Buscher, 24, formerly of Hastings, passed peacefully from his earthly life into Eternal Life on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 11 a.m. at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings, with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, May 24, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Sarah A. Vannice
Hastings resident Sarah Ann Vannice, 68, passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska, after a long battle with breast cancer. Services will be Friday, May 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Butler Volland Chapel in Hastings with Pastor Greg Volzke officiating. There will be no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Georgia Hickman
Superior resident Georgia Hickman, 64, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Hastings. Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Tupper officiating. Burial is at Sprink Creek Cemetery in Ruskin. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in care of the family.
Betty Allsman
Hastings resident Betty Allsman, 90, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Citizens Memorial Health Care in Boliver, Missouri. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.
Clayton (CC) Heinrich
Clayton (CC) Heinrich, 90, Blue Hill, Nebraska, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home in Blue Hill. Rosary is Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 7 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill, Nebraska and Mass is Thursday, May 22, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill, Nebraska, with Very Rev. James Schrader and Father Valerian Bartek officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Hill Catholic Cemetery, Blue Hill, Nebraska. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 21, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials can be directed to the family to be designated at a later date.
Loretta F. (Wilcox) King
Mesa, Arizona, resident Loretta Faye (Wilcox) King, 84, formerly of Hastings, died Sunday, May 18, 2014. Loretta was born April 8, 1930, to Clifford and Ruth Wilcox. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Harold King. She is survived by sister, Verda Wilcox; son, Stephen King of Hastings; grandchildren, Todd King of Wood River, Teresa Gregg of Doniphan; and a great-granddaughter. Memorials may be sent to Verda Wilcox, 4863 E. Calypso, Mesa, AZ 85206.
Velma Splattstoesser
Red Cloud resident Velma Splattstoesser, 99, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Ambassador Health Sytems in Lincoln. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.

Published Monday, May 19
Anna Madeline (Jensen) Fitz
Hastings resident Anna Madeline (Jensen) Fitz, 89, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be Monday, May 19, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation will be Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 1-6 p.m. and Monday, May 19, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Caroline M. Schulz
Hastings resident Caroline M. Schulz, 90, passed away with her children by her side on May 17, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 1-8 p.m. at the funeral home with family present from 6-8 p.m., and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. The family would like to acknowledge and offer a very special thank you to the Mary Lanning Healthcare nursing staff and College View Memory Support unit.
Jon E. Buscher
Grand Island resident Jon E. Buscher, 24, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Nebraska. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 24, 2014, 11 a.m. at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings. Visitation will be Saturday, May 24, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. 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.
Georgia Hickman
Superior resident Georgia Hickman, 64, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, in Hastings. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Donita S. Stotts
Hastings resident Donita S. Stotts, 82, died Friday, May 16, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.
Clayton C. Heinrich
Clayton C. Heinrich, 90, of Blue Hill, Nebraska died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at his home in Blue Hill. Rosary is Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 7 p.m. at Merten-Butler Mortuary in Blue Hill and Mass is Thursday, May 22, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Blue Hill with the Very Rev. James Schrader and Father Valerian Bartek officiating. Burial will be in the Blue Hill Catholic Cemetery in Blue Hill.
Betty Adams
Superior resident Betty Adams, 74, died Friday, May 16, 2014, in Superior. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with David Watters officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday with the family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in care of the family.
William J. Melvin
Hastings resident William J. Melvin, 78, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Mary Lanning Memorial Healthcare in Hastings. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Church of Christ in Hastings with Minister Russ Dudrey officiating. Viewing and visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings. Memorials may be given to Nebraska Youth Camp, RR 4, Kearney, NE 68847. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com
Thane Weeks
Former Juniata resident Commander USNR, Thane Weeks, 97, passed away May 18, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Tony Dawson officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Juniata Cemetery, Juniata, Nebraska. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Butler Volland Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the Adams County Historical Society, Hastings Public Library, or the Juniata Fire Department. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Gladys B. Wassinger
Hastings resident Gladys B. Wassinger, 63, died Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church with Father Joseph Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, or to Start Over Rover. Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 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 to the family at www.lbvfh.com.
Steven D. Lipker
Ruskin resident Steven D. Lipker, 65, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, in Ruskin. Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with Pastor B.J. Fouts officiating. Burial is at Spring Creek Cemetery in Ruskin. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in care of the family.

Published Saturday, May 17
Anna Madeline (Jensen) Fitz
Hastings resident Anna Madeline (Jensen) Fitz, 89, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Rosary will be Monday, May 19, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Michael Houlihan officiating. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Visitation will be Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 1-6 p.m. and Monday, May 19, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family. Private condolences may be sent at www.lbvfh.com.
Oline Marvel
Former Hastings resident Oline Marvel, 95, died Friday, February 7, 2014 in Dalton, Georgia. Memorial Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church Chapel, Hastings with Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey officiating. Burial was at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to Hastings Public Library or First Presbyterian Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Betty Adams
Superior resident Betty Adams, 74, died Friday, May 16, 2014. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
William J. 'Bill' Melvin
Hastings resident William J. Melvin, 78, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Church of Christ in Hastings with Minister Russ Dudrey officiating. Viewing and visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at DeWitt Funeral Home in Hastings. Memorials may be given to Nebraska Youth Camp in Kearney, NE. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com
Gordon D. Brooks
Gordon D. Brooks, 88, of Grand Island died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Bickford Cottage. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island. Gordon’s brother, Reverend Gayle Brooks, will officiate. Burial will be in the Edgar Cemetery on Tuesday at 4 p.m. with military honors provided by the United States Army. Visitation will be from 4-7 Monday at All Faiths Funeral Home.

Published Friday, May 16
Vernon E. Iliff
Vernon E. Iliff, 63, of Harvard, passed away Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Aurora Memorial Hospital in Aurora, NE. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2014, at the United Methodist Church of Harvard with Rev. Travis King officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-7 p.m. at the Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery in Aurora, Nebraska. Memorials may be given to the family.
LaVerne 'Bud' C. Hupf
Hastings resident LaVerne “Bud” C. Hupf, 81, passed away Tuesday, May, 13, 2014 at the Haven Home in Kenesaw, Nebraska. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings. Inurnment will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with Military Honors by the Hastings Burial Detail. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings, Nebraska is handling arrangements. Memorials may be sent to Mary Lanning Hospice, 715 N St. Joseph, Hastings, 68901. Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com
Ruth Van Boening
Hastings resident Ruth Van Boening, 79, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Private family services will be at a later date with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.
William J. 'Bill' Melvin
Edgar resident William “Bill” J. Melvin, 78, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Mary Lanning HealthCare in Hastings. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Louise K. Huber
Sutton resident Louise K. Huber, 93, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton, NE. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014, at the Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva, NE, with the Free German Reformed Salem Church Elders officiating. Interment will follow at the Free German Reformed Salem Church Cemetery near Sutton, NE. Visitation will be Saturday from 3-8 p.m., with the family present from 3-4:30 p.m., at Farmer & Son Funeral Home in Geneva, NE. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com
Kathaleen E. Blackstone
Superior resident Kathaleen E. Blackstone, 96, died Monday, May 12, 2014, in Superior. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Tupper officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation is 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may go to the Brodstone Memorial Hospital of Superior.
Anna Madeline Fitz
Hastings resident, Anna Madeline Fitz, 89, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Hastings, Nebraska.
Steve Lipker
Ruskin resident Steve Lipker, 65, died Thursday, May 15, 2014, in Ruskin. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.

Published Thursday, May 15
LaVerne C. 'Bud' Hupf
Hastings resident LaVerne C. “Bud” Hupf, 81, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Haven Home in Kenesaw, Nebraska. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings. Inurnment will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings with military honors by Hastings Burial Detail. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings, Nebraska, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be given to Mary Lanning Hospice, 715 N St. Joseph Ave., Hastings, 68901.
Clarke Kountze
Omaha resident Clarke Kountze, 87, died May 12, 2014. He was the grandson of Herman Kountze, one of the founders and early settlers of Omaha. Memorial services are 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at John A. Gentleman off of 72nd and Western in Omaha (1010 N. 72nd).
Jon E. Buscher
Grand Island resident Jon E. Buscher, 24, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.
Larry L. Maley
Hastings resident Larry L. Maley, 64, died Friday, May 9, 2014, in Hastings. Graveside services are 2 p.m. Friday at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior with Pastor David Sherwood officiating. Memorials may be made in care of the family. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is in charge of arrangements.
Vernon E. Iliff
Harvard resident Vernon E. Iliff, 63, died Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Services are pending with Alberding-Wilson Funeral Home in Harvard.

Published Wednesday, May 14
Berdina E. Strayer
Hastings resident Berdina E. Strayer, 91, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Haven Home, Kenesaw, Nebraska. Book signing will be Thursday, May 15, 2014, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with family present at Butler Volland Funeral Home. Family services and burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Ron Klapal
McPherson, Kansas, resident Ron Klapal, 61, died May 12, 2014, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Rosary is 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior. Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 16, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Superior with Rev. Brad Zitek officiating. Burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Visitation from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday with family present to greet friends from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials to the Cancer Treatment Center of America, Tulsa, Oklahoma, or the American Cancer Society.
Ephraim K. Nuss Jr.
Sutton resident Ephraim K. Nuss Jr., 83, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, in Sutton.Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at Hope Reformed Church in Sutton. Visitation is 1-6 p.m. Friday at the Hope Reformed Church in Sutton with Rev. Darrell Kingswood officiating. Military Graveside services in Sutton City Cemetery in Sutton. Memorials may be given to the Hope Reformed Church in Sutton.
Laverne C. 'Bud' Hupf
Hastings resident LaVerne “Bud” C. Hupf, 81, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Haven Home in Kenesaw. Services are pending with DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings.

Published Tuesday, May 13
Bill Bayles
Hastings resident Bill Bayles, 90, passed away May 10, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Memorial Services will be Wednesday May 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at All Faiths Chapel at the Good Samaritan Village in Hastings with Pastor Johnson officiating; Burial will be later.
Dalbert R. Pittman
Hastings resident, Dalbert R. Pittman, 87, passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska. Graveside Services will be Thursday, May 15, 2014; 10:00 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 14, 2014; 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. with family present 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Lois J. Connely
Former area resident Lois Janette Connely, 81, of Las Vegas died Sunday, May 11, 2014, in Las Vegas. Private services are pending. Burial will be at Blue Valley Cemetery in Ayr, NE.
Berdina E. Strayer
Hastings resident, Berdina E. Strayer, 91, died Sunday, May 11 2014, at Haven Home in Kenesaw. Family services and burial will be at a later date. Book signing is 5 p.m. Thursday with family present 5-7 p.m. at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings In lieu of flowers , memorials may be given to the family to be established at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com
Kathaleen E. Blackstone
Superior resident Kathaleen E. Blackstone, 96, died Monday, May 12, 2014, in Superior. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Ron Klapal
McPherson, Kan., resident Ron Klapal, 61, died Monday, May 12, 2014, in Tulsa, Okla. Services are pending with Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior.
Jerold L. Kinley
Hastings resident, Jerold Lee Kinley, 54, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Graveside Services will be Friday, May 16, 2014; 10:30 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Hastings with Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Rathod officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, May 15, 2014; 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. with family present at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to American Diabetes Association. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Janet D. Reinke
Janet D. Reinke, 72, of Friend, formerly of Hebron, was born November 6, 1941, at Hebron to Eugene and Hazel (Higel) Nagey and died May 12 in Friend.Due to tornado damage in Cordova, a Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, at the United Church of Christ in Friend with Rev. Nile Buch officiating. Interment will be in the Andrew Cemetery at Friend. Visitation will be from noon-9 p.m. on Wednesday at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend. Memorials have been established to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend. Condolences may be sent to the family at laubermoore.com.

Published Monday, May 12
Eleanor Nienhueser
Former Juniata resident, Eleanor Nienhueser, 93, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Mary Lanning HealthCare, Hastings. Services were 10:30 a.m. today at the Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial was at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfh.com . Memorials may be given to the Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings.
Dale L. Sears
Hastings resident, Dale Laverne Sears, 83, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Mesa, Arizona. Services will be Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel with Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey officiating. Masonic service will be by Mid-West Lodge #317 A.F. & A.M. Burial with military rites will be in Cedar View Cemetery, Doniphan, Nebraska. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Evelyn Maska
Franklin resident Evelyn Maska, 92, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Franklin. Services are 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Franklin United Methodist Church in Franklin with the Rev. Stuart Yoder officiating. Burial is a Greenwood Cemetery in Franklin. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at Hutchins Funeral Home in Franklin. Memorial may be given to donor’s choice. Condolences may be sent to www.hutchinsfh.com
Dalbert R. Pittman
Hastings resident Dalbert R. Pittman, 87, died Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion) in Hastings. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Saturday, May 10
Eleanor Nienhueser
Former Juniata resident Eleanor Nienhueser, 93, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings. Services will be Monday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial will be at Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation will be Sunday, May 11, 2014, from 1-7 p.m. with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw. Apfel Funeral Home, Kenesaw is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family from www.apfelfh.com Memorials may be given to the Faith Lutheran Church, Hastings.
Gary W. 'Chip' McMains
Hebron resident Gary W. McMains, 59, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Hebron. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Community Church in Hebron with the Rev. Steven Speichinger officiating. Burial is Burr Oak Cemetery in Burr Oak, Kan. Visitation is noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Price Funeral Home in Hebron. Memorials may be given to Hebron Volunteer Fire Department or the Christian Church in Burr Oak, Kan.
Dale L. Sears
Hastings resident Dale Laverne Sears, 83, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. Services are pending with Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.

Published Friday, May 9
Robert K. Gray
The Honorable Robert Keith Gray, sharp, creative, and eager to serve, died April 18, 2014, after a brief illness at the University of Miami Health Center. Please join in a celebration of his life at 10:30 a.m. on May 9, 2014 at Saint Mark’s Pro-Cathedral. Should friends desire, memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Dr. Robert K. Gray Scholarship for Communications Majors at Hastings College or the Hastings Community Foundation, 800 W 3rd St # 232, Hastings, NE 68901.
Sharen A. Johnson
Sharen A. Johnson, 68, of Kansas City, MO, formerly of Hastings, NE, passed away Friday, May 2, 2014, at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital. Memorial services will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at Grace United Methodist Church, 1832 W. 9th St. Hastings, NE. (Arrangements: Cremation Society of KS & MO, 5561 NW Barry Rd.,online condolenceswww.kccremation.com (816) 822-9888)
Eleanor Nienhueser
Juniata resident Eleanor Nienhueser, 93, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Mary Lanning Health Care in Hastings. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Kenesaw.
Donna J. Sears
Hastings resident, Donna Jean Sears, 63, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, Nebraska. Services will be Monday, May 12, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Hastings with Rev. Marcus J. Mackay and Rev. Benjamin Siebert officiating. Burial will be in Our Redeemer Lutheran Churchyard Cemetery, 3743 Marysville Road, Staplehurst, Nebraska with Rev. Marcus J. Mackay, Rev. Benjamin Siebert, and Pastor Andrew Kannell officiating. Following cemetery, supper will be provided by the VFW Club located at 243 South 9th, Seward, Nebraska. Visitation will be Saturday, May 10, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
James A. Trausch
Former Hastings resident James A. Trausch, passed away at 89 on March 25, 2014, at his home in Sun City, California. The cremated ashes of James, Irma Scholtz, his wife of 63 years, and their son Joseph will be placed in Parkview Cemetery May 28th at 10:30 a.m. Casual attire is requested.

Published Thursday, May 8
Robert D. Prettyman
Hastings resident Robert Dee Prettyman, 74, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare. Services will be Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Apfel Funeral Home Chapel, Hastings with Pastor Larry Harvey officiating. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Alma Cemetery, Alma, NE. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014, 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. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church, Good Samaritan Society-Hastings, the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association in Nebraska.
Betty L. Sheehy
Betty Lee Sheehy, 87, passed from this life on May 3, 2014, in Iowa City, IA, from complications of COPD and emphysema. Consistent with Betty’s wishes, no public services are planned. Memorial donations are to be directed to the Hastings Public Library. She will continue to be present in all Sheehy family gatherings in Spirit, if not in body. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com
Virgil L. Vaughn
Virgil L. Vaughn of Omaha, NE, died May 5, 2014. He was born March 2, 1958, in Columbus, NE. The family will receive friends Friday, May 9th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Center Chapel of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries. Services, Saturday, May 10th, at 10 a.m., West Center Chapel. Interment, Calvary Cemetery, Omaha. Memorials will be directed by the family. Arrangements by Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler, 7805 West Center Road, Omaha, NE 68124, or online at www.heafeyheafey.com.

Published Wednesday, May 7
Robert K. Gray
Robert K. Gray, 93, died April 18, 2014, at the University of Miami Healthcenter. Celebration of Life will be at 10:30 a.m. May 9, 2014, at St. Mark's Pro Cathedral in Hastings.
Esther (Dirks) Herman
Esther (Dirks) Herman was born August 3, 1914, in Dolton, South Dakota, on a farm to Ben and Katie (Boese) Dirks.  A celebration of life service for Esther (Dirks) Herman will be Friday, 2 p.m. May 9, 2014, at the Crossgate Congregational Church in Franklin, Nebraska, with Pastor Kasey Loschen and Pastor Jim Hossler officiating. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Franklin, Nebraska, beside her husband, Doral Herman. Visitation is today, Wednesday, May 7, 9:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., and Thursday, May 8, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Hutchins Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 8, 2014, at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Crossgate Community Church, Franklin, Nebraska. Arrangements were arranged by Hutchins Funeral Home, Franklin, Nebraska. Online condolences can be left at www.hutchinsfh.com.
Judith 'Judy' Jeffers Johansen
Judith “Judy” Jeffers Johansen died May 3, 2014, at home in Wilsonville, OR, surrounded by her family, following an extended illness with pancreatic cancer and complications. Memorial services are at 1 p.m. on May 10, 2014, at the Minden United Methodist Church, Minden, Nebraska, with Rev. Paul Blanchard. Burial will be at Eaton Cemetery near Heartwell, Nebraska, prior to the memorial service. Flowers or memorials are welcome. The family suggests memorials to Wilsonville United Methodist Church in Wilsonville, Oregon, or to Nebraska Wesleyan University, 5000 St. Paul Ave., Lincoln, NE 68504.
Richard I. Friend
Hastings resident Richard I. Friend, 40, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Nebraska. Memorial service will be Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at All Saints Chapel, Good Samaritan Village, Hastings, Nebraska, with Rev. Dr. Lee R. Wigert officiating. Private family interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the family. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Robert D. Prettyman
Hastings resident Robert D. Prettyman, 74, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Mary Lanning Health Care. Services are pending with Apfel Funeral Home in Hastings.

Published Tuesday, May 6
Adolph N. 'Jim' Niemeier
Adolph Norman “Jim” Niemeier was born to Clara (Boettcher) and Adolf Niemeier on October 10, 1926, near Bremen, Kansas. He departed this life on Monday, May 5, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Nebraska. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11:00 a.m., May 8, 2014, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Blue Hill with the Rev. Joshua Lowe and Rev. James Witt officiating. Interment will be at the East Lawn Cemetery in Bladen. Visitation will be held Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wmsfh.com
Doris E. Rickus
Doris E. Rickus, 92, of Central City died Saturday, May 3 2014, at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City. Memorial services will be Saturday, May 10, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Wagner Funeral Home in Central City. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in the Westlawn Cemetery in Grand Island.
Vickie L. Wells
Vickie Lee Wells, age 67 of Mesa, AZ, passed away on April 21, 2014, at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 10, at 2:00 p.m. at Heafey & Heafey Mortuary located at 78th & Center St., Omaha, NE. Private interment with immediate family at Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials may be made in memory of Vickie to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Richard Friend
Hastings resident Richard Friend, 40, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Services are pending with Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Hastings.


Published Monday, May 5
Jean L. Aiken
Hastings resident Jean L. Aiken, 90, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Mary Lanning HealthCare. Memorial service will be Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. at First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Hastings, Nebraska, with Pastor Joel Remmers officiating. There will be no visitation or viewing. Private family burial at a later date. Memorials may be given to the John & Jean Aiken Memorial Fund at Hastings College. Private condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Elizabeth I. 'Betty' Doyle
Elizabeth I. “Betty” Doyle, age 90, a former Harvard resident, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harvard with Father Dennis Hunt as celebrant. Burial will be in the First Evangelical Cemetery northwest of Harvard. Rosary was recited at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 4th at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harvard. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until the time of the Rosary on Sunday at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 592 in Hastings in Betty’s memory. Online condolences may be sent at www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
Vickie L. Wells
Vickie Lee Wells age 67 of Mesa, AZ, passed away on April 21, 2014, at home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 10, at 2:00 p.m. at Heafey & Heafey Mortuary located at 78th & Center St, Omaha, NE. Private interment with immediate family at Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery. Memorials may be made in memory of Vickie to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Adolph Niemeier
Bladen resident Adolph Niemeier, 87, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Services are pending with Simonson-Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud.
Doris E. Rickus
Central City resident Doris E. Rickus, 92, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City. Services are pending with Wagner Funeral Home in Central City.


Published Saturday, May 3
Elizabeth 'Betty Jo' Trenchard
Hastings resident Elizabeth “Betty Jo” Trenchard, 89, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Perkins Pavilion Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village, Hastings, Nebraska.
Memorial services will be Monday, May 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Hastings, with Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tacey officiating. Private family interment will be at a later date. Book signing will be Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church, Hastings Community Foundation or Nebraska PEO Home- Beatrice, Nebraska. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Eugene J. Messing
Eugene Jacob Messing, 87, passed on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., at The Church of the Nativity, 3800 W. 119th Street, Leawood, KS 66209. A private family burial will follow at Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Bucyrus, KS. Kansas City Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.


Published Friday, May 2
Roger L. Hawthorne
Roger Lee Hawthorne, born December 13, 1928, in Giltner, Nebraska, was the first child of Clarence and Nellie Hawthorne. He died April 30, 2014, in Hastings, with his wife, Mary, and daughter, Becky, at his side. He was 85 years of age. Service will be Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. at Butler Volland Chapel, Hastings with Rev. Dr. Berke Landrum officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be Friday, May 2, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with family present 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visitation will also be Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Wood River Good Samaritan Memory Care Unit. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Elizabeth I. 'Betty' Doyle
Elizabeth I. “Betty” Doyle, age 90, a former Harvard resident, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harvard with Father Dennis Hunt as celebrant. Burial will be in the First Evangelical Cemetery northwest of Harvard. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harvard. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of the Rosary on Sunday at the church. Memorials may be given to the church or the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 592 in Hastings in Betty’s memory. Online condolences may be sent at www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
Donald R. Jurgensmeier
Former Hastings resident Donald R. Jurgensmeier of Omaha died April 30, 2014. Visitation Friday 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S. St., Omaha. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the family. Visit www.bramanmortuary.com to leave a condolence.
Elizabeth N. 'Betty Jo' Trenchard
Hastings resident Elizabeth “Betty Jo” N. Trenchard, 89, died Thursday, May 1, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion) in Hastings. Services are 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in Hastings with Rev. Dr. William Nottage-Tracey officiating. Private family interment will be at a later date. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is i charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church, Hastings Community Foundation or Nebraska PEO Home in Beatrice. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com


Published Thursday, May 1
Elizabeth I. 'Betty' Doyle
Elizabeth I. “Betty” Doyle, age 90, a former Harvard resident, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Wedgewood Care Center in Grand Island. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harvard with Father Dennis Hunt as celebrant. Burial will be in the First Evangelical Cemetery northwest of Harvard. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harvard. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of the Rosary on Sunday at the church. Memorials may be given to the church or the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 592 in Hastings in Betty’s memory. Online condolences may be sent at www.apfelfuneralhome.com.
Marie Katherine Ocker Enninga
Marie Katherine Ocker Enninga, 102, of Mitchell, Nebraska, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014, at Regional West Medical Center. Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Jeffrey Grams and Pastor Phil Found officiating. Casual attire is requested. Inurnment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Cremation was held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the church. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com . Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Larry D. Jacoby
Larry D. Jacoby, 75, of Lincoln, NE passed away after a brief battle with cancer on April 30, 2014. Visitation will be Friday, May 2, with the family from 6:30-8 p.m. at the funeral home and Saturday 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Celebration of Life will be Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Southern Heights Presbyterian Church, 40th and Old Cheney with Reverend Leanne Masters officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials to Manna Resort Christian Camp and Make A Difference Magic. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. Condolences can be emailed to: www.bmlfh.com
Larry V. Nielsen
Superior resident Larry V. Nielsen 76, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014 in Superior. Private family services will be held at Olive Hill Church, rural Superior with Rev. David Watters officiating. Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be sent to Superior Volunteer EMT Squad.
Donald R. Jurgensmeier
Former Hastings resident Donald R. Jurgensmeier of Omaha died April 30, 2014.Visitation Friday 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m. at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel in Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 16701 S. St., Omaha. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery Memorials can be directed to the family. Visit www.bramanmortuary. com to leave a condolence.
Roger L. Hawthorne
Hastings resident Roger L. Hawthorne, 85, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society-Hastings Village (Perkins Pavilion) Services are 3 p.m. Saturday at Livingston-Butler-Volland Funeral chapel in Hastings with the Rev. Berke Landrum officiating. Private family burial is at a later date. Visitation is 1-7 p.m. Friday with family present 5-7 and 9 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Wood River Good Samaritan Memory Care Unit. Condolences may be sent www.lbvfh.com
Paul A. Pettit
Superior resident Paul Pettit, 77, died Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Superior. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home in Superior with the Rev. Dr. Jocelyn Tupper and Missie Wilt officiating. Burial is at Shaffer Cemetery in Burr Oak in Kansas. Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Superior Good Samaritan Society.
Otto L. Paul
Deshler resident Otto L. Paul, 97, died Jan. 30, 2014, in Deshler. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at Peace Lutheran Church in Deshler. Inurnment is at Deshler City Cemetery in Deshler. There is no viewing or visitation. Ahrendts Funeral Home in Deshler is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given in care of the family.
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