2004-02-18T18:00:00Z Obituaries
February 18, 2004 6:00 pm

n Annabelle Elizabeth Althouse


Annabelle Elizabeth Althouse, 92, Eagle, died Tuesday (2/17/04).

Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Eagle United Methodist Church. Visitation: today until 10 a.m. Friday, Roper & Sons Funeral Home, 4300 O St.; one hour prior to services, church. Memorials: church or Eagle Rescue Unit. Condolences may be e-mailed to q

n Dennis D. Bancroft


Dennis D. Bancroft, 95, Lincoln, died Tuesday (2/17/04).

Services: 1 p.m. today, Roper & Sons Funeral Services, 4300 O St. Visitation: today until services, funeral home. Memorials to St. Paul United Church of Christ, 1302 F St., Lincoln 68508. Condolences may be e-mailed to q

n Leo H. Bartruff


Leo H. Bartruff, 85, Eustis, died Friday (2/13/04) in Lexington.

Memorial services: 2 p.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Eustis. A memorial has been established in his memory. Berryman Funeral Home, Cozad. q

n Donald C. Bucknam


Donald C. Bucknam, 70, Omaha, died Monday (2/16/04). Born, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, (9/8/33) to Carlin and Constance (Wamstad). Served, U.S. Air Force.

Survivors: wife, Eleanor A. (Sklenar); son, Allan J., Omaha; daughter, son-in-law, Barbara and Brian Burritt, Chula Vista, Calif.; mother, Constance, Denver; brothers, Robert John and wife Nancy, Parker, Colo., William C., Ann Arbor, Mich.

Services: 10 a.m. today, First Central Congregational UCC Church, 36th and Harney streets, Omaha. Pastor Winston Baldwin. Forest Lawn Cemetery with full military honors by Benson VFW 2503. Visitation begins 9 a.m. today, church. Casket will be closed at beginning of services. Memorials, in lieu of flowers to the church. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuary, Omaha. q

n Alyce Hokuf Collett


Alyce Hokuf Collett, 89, Crete, died Sunday (2/15/04).

Services: 1:30 p.m. (time change) Saturday, United Church of Christ, First Congregational, Crete. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Memorials to church or Doane College, Crete. q

n Pete Dinges


Pete Dinges, 78, Lincoln, died Tuesday (2/17/04).

Services: 3 p.m. Friday, Butherus,Maser &Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, funeral home. Memorials: Milder Manor. q

n Kenneth 'Kenney' Dunn


Kenneth"Kenney"Dunn, 95, Crete, died Tuesday (2/17/04).

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, First Congregational, Crete. Visitation: beginning 5 p.m. Saturday, Kuncl Funeral Home, Crete. Memorials: church. q

n Elsie Effenbeck

Hebron, formerly Chester

Elsie Effenbeck, 87, Hebron, formerly Chester, died Tuesday (2/17/04). Born near Ruskin.

Survivors: daughters, Bonnie Mildfeldt, Minden, Nancy Walton, Holdrege; son, Larry Effenbeck, Seward, Kan.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, St. John Lutheran Church, Chester. St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. today, Price Funeral Home, Hebron. Memorials to family's choice.

n Howard H. Gatliff


Howard H. Gatliff, 92, Lincoln, died Saturday (2/14/04).

Memorial services:11 a.m. Friday, Roper &Sons Funeral Services, 4300 O St. Memorials:Alzheimer's Association, 5601 S. 27th St., Suite 101, Lincoln 68512; or Tabitha Long-Term Care, 4720 Randolph St., Lincoln 68510. q

n Jane L. Griffin


Jane L. Griffin, 60, Lincoln, died Sunday (2/15/04).

Memorial services: 2:30 p.m. today, Lincoln Berean Church. No viewing or visitation. Memorials to the church. Butherus, Maser &Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. q

n Lillian Lucille Anabell Halberg


Lillian Lucille Anabell Halberg, 90, Lincoln, died Monday (2/16/04).

Services: 1 p.m. Friday, First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th St. Committal service, 2:45 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today, with family present 6-8 p.m., Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials:church. q

n Ellece Chase Hall-Dedmon


Ellece Chase Hall-Dedmon, born at rest Feb. 12, 2004, in Lincoln, to Shannon Hall and Vincent Dedmon.

Survivors: parents; sister, Makayla; grandparents, Jeannette and husband Robert Krull, Hallam, David Hall, Beatrice.

Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday at residence, 1325 N. 21st St., Lincoln. Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St.

n Vincent 'Marion' Hanson


Vincent "Marion" Hanson, 91, Lincoln, died Tuesday (2/17/04).

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, First Lutheran Church, 1551 S. 70th St. Burial: 2 p.m., Alma Lutheran Cemetery, Mead. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. today, with family greeting friends 6-8 p.m, Roper & Sons Funeral Services, 4300 O St. Memorials, in lieu of flowers: Mosaic Bethphage Mission, 4980 S. 118th St., Omaha, NE 68137; Alma Lutheran Church, Mead; or First Lutheran Church, Lincoln. q

n Robert E. Heminger

Wood River

Robert E. Heminger, 39, Wood River, died Sunday (2/15/04) because of injuries incurred in the line of duty as a member of the Wood River Volunteer Fire Department.

Services: 2 p.m. today, Wood River High School gymnasium (change in location). Memorials: Wood River Volunteer Fire Department or Wood River Foundation. Apfel-O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home,Wood River. q

n Ernest O. Hoemann

Falls City

Ernest O. Hoemann, 89, Falls City, died Tuesday (2/17/04). Born, New Haven, Mo. Retired farmer.

Survivors: wife, Helen; son, Jere Herold, Sabetha, Kan.; daughters, Doris Marteny, Falls City, Linda Berkley, Mary Lynn Herbster, both Morrill, Kan., Marcia Salyer, Wellsville, Kan.; sister, Elsie Mollman, Oviedo, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Dorr & Clark Funeral Home, Falls City. Hamlin Cemetery, Hamlin, Kan. Family will receive friends: 7-8 p.m. today, funeral home.

n Mary Beth (Gillett) Horn


Mary Beth (Gillett) Horn, 69, Tecumseh, died Tuesday (2/17/04) in Lincoln. Receptionist, Johnson County Hospital, Tecumseh.

Survivors: husband, Arnold; father, Fay Gillett, McPherson, Kan.; daughters, Julie Feurer, North Bend, Jeanne Whitenack, McPherson; sons, Alan Horn, Olathe, Kan., Tim Horn, Lincoln, Joe Horn, Denver, Jason Horn, Greenville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Wherry Brothers Mortuary, Tecumseh. Private family inurnment, Tecumseh Cemetery. A register book will be available for signatures at the funeral home, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today; 8 a.m. until time of service Friday. Memorials, in lieu of flowers: First Baptist Church, Tecumseh, in care of Wherry Brothers Mortuary.

n Gertrude Alice (McManus) Howard

Lincoln, formerly Tekamah

Gertrude Alice (McManus) Howard, 86, Lincoln, formerly Tekamah, passed away Tuesday(2/17/04). Born Oct. 17, 1917, to Walter and Alice G. (Raney) McManus. Married Thomas Donald Howard, March 12, 1939. They spent most of their married life in Tekamah.

Survivors:husband, Don; daughter, son-in-law, Donna and Craig Chesnut, both Lincoln; granddaughter, Brianne Chesnut, Lincoln; brothers, O.C. McManus, Pasadena, Calif., Harold McManus, Cherokee, Iowa; sisters, Hazel Boulay, Harbor City, Calif., Dora Dean Kahl, Cherokee; seven nieces; six nephews. Preceded in death by: parents; granddaughter, Melissa Chesnut; two sisters; brother.

Services: 11 a.m. today, Hamel-Peck-Pelan Funeral Home, Tekamah. The Rev. Steven P. Eggum. Tekamah Cemetery. Memorials: Tekamah Fire and Rescue Squad. q

n Michael L. Johnson


Michael L. Johnson, 48, York, died Tuesday (2/17/04). Born, Lincoln. Graduated, Lincoln High School. Retired lead technician, Time-Warner Cable.

Survivors: wife, Cindy (Pohl); daughter, Brandi Colson, York; brother, Edward L., O'Fallon, Mo.; sister, Patricia K. Spilker, Lincoln; parents, Kay and Marlene Johnson, Lincoln; grandmother, Alma Warnke, Auburn; nieces; nephews.

Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Metz Mortuary, York. No visitation; cremation. Family will greet friends 6:30-8 p.m. today, mortuary. Memorials to family.

n Nellie Evelyn Johnson

Lincoln, formerly Elgin and Neligh

Nellie Evelyn Johnson, 95, Lincoln, formerly Elgin and Neligh, widow of John, died died Wednesday (2/18/04). Born, Felicipy, Ohio. With husband, farmed in Cedar Creek area.

Survivors:nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister, Cordelia McKay.

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Huffman's Brooks Chapel, Elgin. West Cedar Valley Cemetery, Elgin. Visitation: 10 a.m. until services Saturday, funeral home.

n Herbert Keawehaku Kahookele


Herbert Keawehaku Kahookele, 73, Hastings, died Tuesday (2/17/04). Born, Nahiku, Maui, Hawaii. Retired associate dean and former coordinator of student life, coach and athletic director, Central Community College. Army veteran, Korean War.

Survivors: wife, Dolores; daughters, Lynn Melena, Lakewood, Colo., Gail Kahookele, Littleton, Colo., Lisa Kahookele, Boone, Iowa; four grandsons; brothers, James, Nahiku, Maui, William, Wichita Falls, Texas; nieces; nephews.

Memorial service: 10 a.m. Friday, Grace United Methodist Church. Private family interment, Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Memorials to Elks building fund, CCC Foundation or Grace United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Butler-Volland Funeral Home, Hastings.

n Leroy Kallemeyn


Leroy Kallemeyn, 80, Adams, widower of Letha, died Tuesday (2/17/04). High school and college teacher.

Survivors:daughter, Pam Essink, Hickman; son, Greg Kallemeyn, Simi Valley, Calif.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Holland Reformed Church, Holland. Holland Cemetery. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. today, Metcalf Funeral Home, Firth. Memorials to the family.

n Marjorie L. Krager


Marjorie L. Krager, 80, Syracuse, died Sunday (2/15/04).

Services: 11 a.m. today, United Methodist Church, Syracuse. Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Park. Casket will be open one hour before services, church. Memorials to the church or Good Samaritan Center, Syracuse. Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home, Syracuse. q

n Leland Curtis 'Lee' Lucke


Leland Curtis "Lee" Lucke, 76, Lincoln, died Tuesday (2/17/04). Born, Rogers (11/16/27), to William and Elsie (Quigley). Graduate, Blair High School, 1945; University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy, 1951. College was interrupted by serving with the U.S. Marine Corps, 1946-1948. He began his pharmacy career as a registered pharmacist at Wagey Drug, Lincoln, in 1951, before opening his own, Lee's Pharmacy, Blair, 1955-1971. Lee continued his pharmacy career with the Nebraska Department of Health, Bureau of Examining Boards, starting as a pharmacy inspector in 1971 and retiring as director of the bureau in 1988.

Lee was very active in the community of Blair, serving on the Chamber of Commerce, 1955-71, and specifically on the board of directors, 1958-61; Blair Planning Commission, 1959-83, chairman for six years; Crowell Memorial Home board of directors, 1969-82, as president, 1972-75; Lions Club International, Blair Lions Club member, 1956-72, board of directors, 1959-65, as president,1963-64; First United Church, administrative board, 1963-65, board of trustees, 1969-83, usher 1959-62, head usher, 1962-72. In the Lincoln community Lee was active in: Lincoln Bethany Lions Club, 1988-present, board of directors 1988-present, president 1990-91, treasurer 1993-present; St. Mark's United Methodist Church, counting steward chairman, 1997-present, Keenagers treasurer, 1997-present; Carriage Park Neighborhood Association, board of directors and treasurer, 1989-95.

Lee served in several professional organizations and was a member of the board of directors of the Nebraska Pharmacists Association, 1989-92, treasurer, 1991-92. He also served on several different task forces for the Nebraska Department of Health, Nebraska Board of Examiners and Nebraska Pharmacy Coordinating Council.

Former memberships include: Rho Chi Society; Kappa Psi; Society of Sigma Xi. Most recently member of: St. Mark's United Methodist Church; Lincoln Bethany Lions Club; American Legion Post No. 3.

Lee received numerous awards during his pharmacy career, the most notable being: Cora Mae Briggs Award; Bowl of Hygeia Award; College of Pharmacy Distinguished Alumnus Award; Nebraska MPJE Committee Certificate of Appreciation.

Survivors: wife, Shirley (Phillips); son, Jeffrey, Wichita, Kan.; daughters, sons-in-law, Lori and Dave Johnson, Blair, Connie and Neal Brennan, Glenwood, Iowa; grandchildren, Mike, Tim and Emily Johnson, Sandra and Josh Kelly, Sam and Rachel Loerch. Preceded in death by parents.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 8550 Pioneers Blvd. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. today, with family greeting friends and relative from 6-8 p.m., Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St.; one hour prior to services, church. Memorials, in lieu of flowers: Lincoln Bethany Lions Club or St. Mark's United Methodist Church. q

n Pauline Meng


Pauline Meng, 92, Lincoln, died Tuesday (2/17/04). Born July 13, 1911, Lincoln. Very active in all activities at Village Manor. Charter member of Eagles Auxilary.

Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Gary "Jack" and Connie Meng, Elko, Nev.; daughter, Joan Benker, Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Rose (Meng) Payne, Fort Worth, Texas; sister, Ruby NewComb, Omaha; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; close friends. Preceded in death by: husband, Jacob "Jack"; son, Lawrence R. Meng; parents; stepfather; two brothers; three sisters.

Services: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Wadlow Rozanek Funeral Home, 5200 R St. Fairview Cemetery. Pallbearers: Mark A. Meng, Larry P. Meng, Jeff Oakeson, Eric Pomajzl, Donald Hovey, Vern Swenson. Honorary pallbearers: Walter Becker, Don Lutzi, Lendall Meyer. Visitation: noon-8 p.m. Friday, with family receiving friends 6-8 p.m., funeral home. Memorials, in lieu of flowers: family's choice. q

n William R. 'Bill' Ninneman


William R. "Bill" Ninneman, 77, Lincoln, died Tuesday (2/17/04). Veteran, U.S. Army, World War II. Retired after 33 years as a postal supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service. After retirement he worked at Williamson Olds-Honda. Devoted to his wife, children and grandchildren. Loved woodworking and travel. Member: National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

Survivors: wife of 55 years, Jo Ann; daughters, sons-in-law, Carol and John Wagner, Chestertown, Md., Karen Rinaker and fiance, Mike Hays, Eagle, Kaye and Steve McMahon, Lincoln, Cheri and Robert Stougaard, Kalispell, Mont.; grandchildren, Nicole Requena, Wilmington, Del., Ashley Rinaker, Tyler Vanderzee, Hannah McMahon, Morgan McMahon, all Lincoln; great-grandchildren, Kailey Rinaker, Ian Rinaker; nieces; nephews; other relatives. Preceded in death by: parents, Robert and Minnie; stepmother, Alma; sister, Lois Rowland.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Butherus, Maser & Love Chapel, 4040 A St. The Rev. Bill Ryden. Wyuka Cemetery. No visitation. Memorials, in lieu of flowers: American Parkinson Disease Association. q

n Raymond Edward Orr


Raymond Edward Orr, 88, Lincoln, died Wednesday (2/18/04). Born, Fairbury, Ill. (9/22/15), to Harry Edward and Anna Katherine (Schnuerle). The family moved to a farm near Naponce in March 1920. He attended grade school in Franklin County until fifth grade, when his family moved to Wilber in January 1927. He was baptized in the Lutheran Church, Fairbury, and confirmed in the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Wilber, by the Rev. H.C. Cordts. Graduated, Wilber High School, 1934. Attended, Midland Lutheran College, two years. Employed, Western Electric Supply Co. of Lincoln until entering the service in April 1942. He was in the 977th Field Artillery Battalion in active service in North Africa, including Oran, Algeria; Italy; France; Germany; and at D-Day. He was discharged in October 1945 and worked at Peterson's Wrench Factory, DeWitt; Wilber Republican newspaper; LincolnLand Sun Newspaper. Member: Louis-Milan Legion Post of Wilber; VFW Post No. 4959, Crete.

Survivors: sisters, Marine Fredstrom, Loretha Wells, both Lincoln, Frances Fangmeier, Crete; nephews, Jack Larson, Keith Fangmeier, both Omaha, Dale Fangmeier and wife Terrie, both Lincoln; niece, Janet Marr and husband, Bill, both Omaha; two great-nephews; two great-nieces. Preceded in death by: parents; brother, Floyd; sister, Bernice Cosgrove; niece, Kathy Wells.

Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Graveside service: 3 p.m. Saturday, Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 1 p.m. Friday until services, funeral home. Memorials, in lieu of flowers: Tabitha Hospice, 4720 Randolph St., Lincoln 68510. q

n Ruth E. Petersen


Ruth E. Petersen, 77, Lincoln, passed away Tuesday (2/17/04). Born, Mason City (11/19/26), to Carl and Alice Petersen. Served as a caregiver for her parents and a health-care provider for more than 30 years. Member: Royal Neighbors of America; Rebekah Lodge; Eastern Star; Saint Paul United Methodist Church.

Survivors: brother, sister-in-law, Carl and Helen Petersen, Portsmouth, R.I.; sisters, Alice Cherry, Lincoln, Thelma Van de Veen, Chilliwach, British Columbia; sister-in-law, Mary Jackson, Chesapeake, Va.; 11 nieces and nephews; 20 great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Saint Paul United Methodist Church, 1144 M St. Burial, 3 p.m. Friday, Mason City Cemetery. No visitation. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave. Memorials to family's choice. Send condolences to q

n Julie A. Petrow


Julie A. Petrow, 47, Lincoln, died Tuesday (2/17/04) at Monarch Hospital in Lincoln after a valiant, eight-year battle with a brain tumor. She was born in Fremont on May 20, 1956 to Jack and Madalen Petrow. Julie graduated from Archbishop Bergan Catholic High School in Fremont, 1974. She went on to graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in elementary education. Her career, and the center of her social life, was her 23 years working at Misty's Restaurant in Lincoln. This last year, Julie struggled with the loss of her father, Jack, and her beloved dog, Jackson.

Julie leaves behind her life partner, Eric Miller of Lincoln; mother, Madalen Ortmeier Petrow of Fremont; brother, sister-in-law, George and Cynthia Petrow of Greenwich, Conn.; nieces, Lucy, Eleni and Madeline.

Memorial services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Fremont. The Rev. Owen Korte. No visitation. A memorial mass will be held at 7:30 p.m. today, Blessed Sacrament Church, 1720 Lake St., Lincoln. Memorials established to Golden Retriever Rescue in Nebraska, Monarch Hospice in Lincoln and Archbishop Bergan High School in Fremont. Lattin-Dugan-Chambers Funeral Chapel, Fremont. q

n Jimmy E. Pokorney


Jimmy E. Pokorney, 58, Lincoln, died Tuesday (2/17/04) in Omaha.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary's Cathedral, Grand Island. Visitation: 3-9 p.m. Friday, with a scripture wake rosary at 7 p.m., Apfel-Butler-Geddes Funeral Home, Grand Island. Memorials to the family. q

n The Rev. William Reitmeier


The Rev. William Reitmeier, 96, Lincoln, died Friday (2/13/04) at his home.

Memorial service: 11 a.m. Friday, Northeast United Church of Christ. q

n Janet K. Richards


Janet K. Richards, 58, Lincoln, died Tuesday (2/17/04). Born, Lincoln.

Survivors: husband, Johnnie M.; sons, John Berghuis, Curt Berghuis, Zachery Richards, all Lincoln; daughter, Tiffany Richards, Omaha; seven grandchildren; sisters, Arlene Converse, Columbia, Mo., Judy Thomas, Springboro, Ohio, Barbara Harpham, Lincoln; brother, Jim Ford, Lincoln. Preceded in death by parents, John H. and Margurite (Sterner) Ford.

Graveside services: 2 p.m. today, Wyuka Cemetery. Friends and family meet by 1:45 p.m. today, Wyuka Funeral Home, 3600 O St. Visitation: today, 8 a.m. until services, funeral home. Memorials in care of the family.

n Mary Mead Rossbach


Mary Mead Rossbach, 43, died Monday (2/16/04) at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City from complications during lung transplant surgery.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Viewing and rosary: 6-8 p.m. Friday, funeral home. Memorials: Concerned Nebraskans for Cystic Fibrosis, in care of Julius Ross, 4320 S. 61st St., Lincoln 68516. q

n Claude Allen Scott


Claude Allen Scott, 82, Aurora, died Wednesday (2/18/04). Born, Palmer.

Survivors: wife, Gail Clare; daughters, Sandra Scott, Lincoln, Lois Leach, Littleton, Colo.; brother, Everett Scott, Bellflower, Calif.; one granddaughter.

Services: 2 p.m. Friday, United Methodist Church, Aurora. Aurora Cemetery. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. today, Higby-McQuiston Mortuary, Aurora.

n Ardeth Grace Steinhauer


Ardeth Grace Steinhauer, 76, Lincoln, died Tuesday (2/17/04).

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: one hour prior to services. Memorials: Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner St., Lincoln 68506. q

n Shirley Joyce (Dennis) Thau


Shirley Joyce (Dennis) Thau, 75, Lincoln, died Monday (2/16/04).

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 1015 Lancaster Lane. Memorials to the church. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. q

n Donald Manford Towle


Donald Manford Towle, 60, Douglas, died Tuesday (2/17/04).

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, United Methodist Church, Douglas. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Friday, with family 6-8 p.m., Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St.; one hour prior to services at church. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to family. q

n Fern E. Uehling


Fern E. Uehling, 100, Lincoln, died Wednesday (2/18/04). Born, Polk County (1/15/04). Member: OES Starcraft.

Survivors: nieces, nephews and all their families; step-grandchildren and their families. Preceded in death by: husband, Emil; two brothers; five sisters.

Family services: Friday, Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield. Memorials to Lancaster Manor. q

n Ken "Kenny" Woitalewicz

Wood River

Ken "Kenny" Woitalewicz, 38, Wood River, died Tuesday (2/17/04) at St. Francis Medical Center due to injuries incurred while in the line of duty as a member of the Wood River Volunteer Fire Department.

Services: 2 p.m. today, Wood River High School gymnasium. Apfel-O'Brien-Straatmann Funeral Home, Wood River.

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