Obituaries

2004-10-04T19:00:00Z Obituaries JournalStar.com
October 04, 2004 7:00 pm

n Joyce LaVonne Andersen

Lincoln

Joyce LaVonne Andersen, 64, Lincoln, died Monday (10/04/04). Born, Lincoln.

Survivors: sons, James, Jerry, both Lincoln; daughter, Juliet Andersen, Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Services:1 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Wyuka Cemetery, 3600 OSt. Visitation:9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday; 9 a.m. until services Friday, funeral home. Memorials:care of the family.

n Darlene W. Barnes

Bennington, formerly Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Lincoln

Darlene W. Barnes, 75, Bennington, formerly Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Lincoln, died Saturday (10/2/04) in Omaha. Former registered nurse, Bryan Memorial Hospital; also worked as private duty nurse.

Survivors: husband, Richard; daughters, Dona Smith, Omaha, Pam Reich, Victorville, Calif., Bari Chadd, Kathy Henderson, Susan Sullivan, all Lincoln; sons, Mike Williams, Council Bluffs, Iowa, Rick Barnes, Phoenix, Paul Barnes, Omaha; 30 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Pauline Harrill, Joan Kady, Leona Griffin, all Council Bluffs; brothers, Albert Snipes, Robert Snipes, Hardy Snipes, all Council Bluffs; nieces; nephews.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery, with luncheon following at the family home in Bennington. Visitation with family, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, funeral home. Memorials to Diabetes Foundation.

n Janet Botsford

Lincoln

Janet Botsford, 83, Lincoln, died Monday (10/04/04).

Services pending; Roper &Sons Funeral Services, 4300 OSt. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at www.roperandsons.com. q

n Robert W. 'Bob'Brooks

Lincoln

Robert W. "Bob"Brooks, 74, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/03/04). Computer programmer and analyst. U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, 1948-1959; active duty, 1950-1952. Charter member and past president of the Association of Systems Management (ASM); recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, 1987. Member, Data Processing Management Association (DPMA).

Survivors: wife of 52 years, Eleanor; daughter, son-in-law, Lynnette and Kevin Puderbaugh, Tucson, Ariz.; son, Dennis, Lincoln; brother, sister-in-law, Frank W. and Donna Brooks, Lincoln; sister, brother-in-law, Virginia and Oren Clark, Lincoln; sister-in-law, Juanita Burkett, Columbus, Miss.; cousins; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by: parents Guy W. and Isa Brooks; sisters, Aileen Cholka and Doris Argetsinger.

Services:10:30 a.m. Thursday, Butherus, Maser &Love Funeral Home, 4040 ASt. The Rev. David Lux. Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St. Visitation:2-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Wednesday, funeral home. q

n Vadene Craig

Cortland

Vadene Craig, 86, Cortland, died Saturday (10/02/04) in Lincoln. Born, Horton, Kan. Homemaker.

Survivors:husband, Lynn; sons, Ronald, Lincoln, James, Richmond, Va.; daughter, Lori Craig, Woodward, Iowa; eight grandchildren.

Services:11 a.m. Wednesday, Cortland United Church. Fairbury Cemetery. Memorials:family's choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury.

n Shirley M. Divis

Wahoo

Shirley M.Divis, 74, Wahoo, died Saturday (10/2/04).

Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Wahoo. Visitation: 2-5 p.m. today, Svoboda Funeral Home; after 6 p.m., with a scriptural service at 7:30 p.m, both church. St. Wenceslaus Cemetery. Memorials to Women's Cancer Research. q

n Minnie Flower

Fairbury

Minnie Flower, 99, Fairbury, died Thursday (9/30/04) in Hebron. Born, Mahaska, Kan. Homemaker.

Survivors:daughter, Gloria Pleis, Lafayette, Calif.; son, Gary Cook, Alamo, Calif.; 11 grandchildren. Preceded in death by husbands, Albert Cook and Louie Flower.

Services:11 a.m. Thursday, United Methodist Church, Fairbury. Mahaska Cemetery. Memorials:family's choice. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home, Fairbury.

n Ruth Fusselman

Lincoln

Ruth Fusselman, 98, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/03/04) at the Clark Jeary Retirement Center.

Survivors:daughters, sons-in-law, Marian and Ole Nore, Lincoln, Dorothy and Burt Belgum, Newman Grove, Joy and Ernie Haas, Albion, Shirley and Larry Keller, Grand Island; 12 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister-in-law, Frances Fusselman, Genoa; brother-in-law, Perry Fusselman, Yountsville, Calif. Preceded in death by: parents; husband, William Fusselman, on Sept. 27, 1992; brothers, Elmer, Leonard, David and Roger Foreman; sister, Frances Haberman; two stepbrothers, Warren and Harlan Foreman.

Services:10 a.m. Thursday, American Lutheran Church, 4200 Vine St. Graveside services,3:30 p.m. Thursday, Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. Visitation:9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Home, Syracuse; 8:30 a.m. until services Thursday, American Lutheran Church, Lincoln; 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Zion Lutheran Church, Albion. Memorials:Clark-Jeary Retirement Center, Lincoln. q

n Zoda M. Gideon

Lincoln

Zoda M. Gideon, 91, Lincoln, widow of Wayne, died Sunday (10/03/04). Retired, registered nurse. Member:First Evangelical Lutheran Church, North Platte.

Survivors: daughters, Caroline Maxfield, Lincoln, Marcia Rodgers, Council Bluffs, Iowa; grandchildren, Reid and Rodney Rodgers, Lori Maxfield-Byers, Tracie Wrisk and Brian Maxfield; five great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death three brothers and one sister.

Memorial services:4 p.m. Saturday, Sheridan Lutheran Church, 6955 Old Cheney Road. The Rev. Greg Bouvier. No viewing. Memorials:Shrine Hospital Transportation Fund. Butherus, Maser &Love Funeral Home, 4040 ASt. q

n Mary Inglis Aitken Greer

Houston

Mary Inglis Aitken Greer, 75, Houston, died Monday (9/27/04).

Following a private interment at Wyuka Cemetery, a memorial service will be held at noon today, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St. An additional memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Kenilworth Union Church, Kenilworth, Ill. Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home. Condolences or personal reflections may be left online at www.roperandsons.com. q

n Alene G. Griffis

Alvo

Alene G.Griffis, 89, Alvo, died Sunday (10/3/04) in Lincoln. Born,Greenwood (7/30/15), to Arthur J. and Dollie (Haugh) Wiedeman. Retired, Russell Stovers worker.

Survivors: daughter, Beverly McNulty, Lincoln; grandchildren, spouses, Dean and Earlene Barney, Deniece McNulty, Dawn McNulty and special friend Reynold Schultz, all Lincoln; stepgreat-grandchildren, Bill and Heather Jurey Jr., Lincoln, Christine Hladik; great-great-grandchildren, Ginny, Heather, Caleb, Cynnamin; several nieces, nephews. Preceded in death by:husband,Albert; parents; sister, Jeanette; brothers, Arty, Cis, Gus., Cis, Gus.

Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Roper &Sons Funeral Home, 4300 O St. The Rev. George Cook. Fairview Cemetery, Lincoln. Visitation: begins 5 p.m. Wednesday, family to greet friends 5-7 p.m., funeral home. Memorials to the family. Condolences or personal reflections may be left online at www.roperandsons.com q

n Margaret Mary 'Margy' Durkan Knievel

Mesa, Ariz.

Margaret Mary "Margy"Durkan Knievel, 75, Mesa, Ariz., died Tuesday (9/28/04) at the Arizona Heart Hospital.

Services were noon Friday at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1244 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206. Memorial contributions may be made to:American Heart Association, P.O. Box 7038, Phoenix, AZ 85011; American Diabetes Association, 2328 W. Palm Road, Suite D, Phoenix, AZ 85021; Holy Cross Catholic Church, 1244 S. Power Road, Mesa, AZ 85206. Funeral arrangements by Mariposa Gardens Funeral Home, 400 S. Power Road, Mesa. q

n Mark Allen London

Lincoln

Mark Allen London, 45, Lincoln, died Saturday (10/02/04). He attended Norwood Park, Havelock, Arnold and Hayward schools. He was a contract worker for Harris Labs and a client with Region V Systems, LOMAR and CANServices.

Survivors:mother, Linda London of Lincoln; sister, brother-in-law, Janice and Tom Addison of Ashland; aunts, uncles, Denice and Leon Noble of Lincoln, Judy and Gordon Jones of Asheville, N.C., Darrell and Kathy London of Lincoln, Doyle and Peggy London of Lincoln, Darlene and Ken Smith of California; nieces, nephews, Ashley Fosler of Atlanta, Regan Fosler of Seward. He is preceded in death by:father, Dale London; grandparents, Maynard and Thelma Finley, Sam and Catherine London.

Mark had many special friends and caring staff workers through the years with Region VSystems, LOMARand CANServices. Special thanks to home health nurses Sherry Aginah and house manager Dawn Menard.

Memorial services and celebration of life at a later date. Cremation; no visitation. Memorials to the Saint Elizabeth Burn Unit. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave. For condolences, please go to www.aspenaftercare.com. q

n Russell Merrill

Lincoln

Russell Merrill, 84, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/03/04). Born, Edgar (9/27/20), to Bruce and Verdie (Hull) Merrill. Retired, air traffic controller, Lincoln Municipal Airport. U.S. Navy pilot, World War II. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University. Member:Edgar Lodge No. 67, A.F. &A.M.; various flying organizations.

Survivors:son, Douglas Merrill, Kansas City, Mo.; daughters, sons-in-law, Caroline and Daniel Swartz, Green Valley, Ariz., Dr. Corinne and Michael Cauthen, North Myrtle Beach, S.C., Marsha Merrill, Lincoln; grandchildren, spouses, Dr. Gayle and Anthony Gordon, Little Rock, Ark., Brian and Holly Swartz, West Des Moines, Iowa, Lauren, Melissa, Jessica and Kathryn Merrill, all of Kansas City; great-granddaughter, Meaghan Gordon, Little Rock; brothers, Robert Merrill, Buena Vista, Colo., Leland Merrill, Lincoln. Preceded in death by: wife Elinor; parents; sister, Celia Hunter.

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n James J. Meyer

Prague

James J. Meyer, 79, Prague, died Monday (10/04/04).

Services pending; Butherus, Maser &Love Funeral Home, 4040 ASt. q

n Margaret J. 'Granny Goose' Milton

Friend

Margaret J. "Granny Goose" Milton, 102, Friend, died Saturday (10/2/04) in Friend.

Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Catholic Church,Friend. Visitation: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend; one hour prior to services, church. Rosary: 7 p.m. today, church. Memorials have been established to St. Joseph Church or the Friend Manor. Full obituary and guest registry is available at www.laubermoore.com. q

n Donald E. Reed

Hermon, N.Y., formerly Lincoln

Donald E. Reed, 66, Hermon, N.Y., formerly Lincoln, died Sunday (10/03/04). Born, Ogdensburg, N.Y. Employee, Gooch Mills, 10 years.

Survivors:daughters, Christine Holmes, Diane Miller, both Lincoln; sons, Donald E.,. Pleasant Dale, Ronald E., Lincoln; sisters, Juanita Chase, Cocoa Beach, Fla., Helen Reed, Tupper Lake, N.Y.; brothers, Roger, Lawrence, both of Titusville, Fla., Edward, North Charleston, S.C.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Services: Saturday, Green's Funeral home, Gouverneur, N.Y. Cremation. Memorials to the family in care of the funeral home.

n Bernhard H. 'Bernie' Reimer

Beatrice

Bernhard H. "Bernie"Reimer, 72, Beatrice, died Sunday (10/03/04). Born, Beatrice. Owned, operated a grain and dairy farm in rural Beatrice with wife Alda. Served two years' service in Germany and Denver, 1950-51.

Survivors: wife Alda; sisters, Marion Jane Reimer, St. Paul, Minn., Catharine Irene Friesen, Dunwoody, Ga.

Services:10:30 a.m. Friday, First Mennonite Church, rural Beatrice. First Mennonite Cemetery, rural Beatrice. Visitation:5 p.m. Wednesday-9 p.m. Thursday, Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice; one hour prior to services, church. Memorials, with Louis and Ellen Esau in charge, to First Mennonite Church, Beatrice.

n Mary L. Rodriguez

Lincoln

Mary L. Rodriguez, 68, Lincoln, died Saturday (10/02/04). Born, Garden City, Kan.

Cremation; no visitation. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave.

n Thorne Henry Rohe

Bayard

Thorne Henry Rohe, 47, Bayard, died Monday (9/27/04).

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, United Methodist Church, Raymond. Burial in Bayard at a later date. Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries, West Center Chapel, Omaha. q

n Paul Everett Rood

Wahoo

Paul Everett Rood, 90, Wahoo, died Saturday (10/02/04). Born on a farm northwest of Wahoo. Farmer.

Survivors:wife, Dorothy; daughters, Laura Ueberrhein, Hooper, Doris Tucker, Tucson, Ariz.; sons, Carl, Greeley, Colo., Dale, Adams; eight grandchildren.

Services:10 a.m. Thursday, United Methodist church, Wahoo. The Rev. Doug Smith. Greenwood Cemetery, Wahoo. Visitation:2-8 p.m. Wednesday, with family present 6-8 p.m., church.Memorials tochurch or Rite Care Childhood Langauge Program of Nebraska. Spear & Warne-Johnson Funeral Home, Hooper.

n Lorene Sellin

Omaha, formerly Ashland

Lorene Sellin, 87, Omaha, formerly Ashland, died Sunday (10/03/04).

Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Russell and Teresa Sellin, Walter and Sherry Sellin, all Omaha; daughters, son-in-law, Joan and Tom Sisson, Linda Sellin, all Omaha; grandchildren, Kelly Jacob, Jennifer, Christina, Chapin, Ashley and Jacob Sellin; great-granddaughter, Camille Jacob; brother-in-law, spouse, Fred and Helen Sellin, Cheyenne, Wyo.; nieces; nephews; close friends, Bob and Jan Grayson, Pennsylvania. Preceded in death by husband, Porter.

Services: 2:30 p.m. First Christian Church, Ashland. Visitation:6-8 p.m. today, Marcy Mortuary, Ashland; one hour prior to services, church. Memorials:First Christian Church. q

n Ruth R. Shurtleff

Lincoln

Ruth R. Shurtleff, 88, Lincoln, died Sunday (10/03/04) in Lincoln. Born, Yankton, S.D.(9/27/16), to William N. and Jennie (Scace) Rapalee. She received a B.A. from the University of Nebraska. A Lincoln resident since 1939. She married husband Donald Shurtleff on July 24, 1939, in Yankton. A homemaker and volunteer. Member:First-Plymouth Congregational Church; Kappa Kappa Gamma; former president of Lincoln General Hospital Auxiliary; Junior League of Lincoln. She started the first Girl Scout troop in Lincoln.

Survivors:daughter, Lee Stanard, Lincoln; son, daughter-in-law, Donald Jr. and Dorothy Shurtleff, Redwood City, Calif.; grandchildren, spouses, Scott and Roxanne Stanard, Omaha, Mark Stanard, Lincoln, Steve Stanard, Fort Collins, Colo., Jill Stanard-Debrick and Brian Debrick, Lincoln; six great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by: husband, Donald; parents; sister, Norma; great-grandson, Matthew Stanard.

Services: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, First-Plymouth Congregational Church, 2000 D St. The Rev. Otis Young. Private family interment. Visitation:2-9 p.m. today, Roper &Sons Funeral Home, 4300 OSt. Memorials:donor's choice. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at www.roperandsons.com. q

n John F. Trousil

Valparaiso

John F. Trousil, 78, Valparaiso, died Friday (10/01/04).

Mass of Christian burial:10 a.m. Thursday, Assumption Catholic Church, Dwight. The Rev. Loras Grell. Burial with full military honors: Assumption Cemetery, Dwight. Visitation:9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward. Rosary prayer service:8 p.m. Wednesday, church. Memorials:donor's choice in care of the family. q

n Garrett Vanderbeek

Adams

Garrett Vanderbeek, 88, died at the Gold Crest Retirement Center in Adams on Sunday afternoon (10/03/04). He was born on April 4, 1916, in rural Adams, and attended country school. He was married to Alberta L. Rathe on March 9, 1944, in rural Sterling, and they lived and farmed in the Adams area until moving into Adams in 1988. He was a member of the Pella Reformed Church of rural Adams. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and family gatherings.

Survivors include: his wife Alberta Vanderbeek of Adams; daughters, son-in-law, Sandra and Larry Coorts ofBranson, Mo., and Patricia Kerrey of Palm Desert, Calif.; son, daughter-in-law, Daniel and Jan Vanderbeek of Adams; grandchildren, Jason and Nikki Coorts of Springfield, Mo., Carla Coorts of Springfield, Mo., Jaycie and Jenna Vanderbeek of Adams; great-grandchild, Aaron Coorts; two sisters-in-law, Leona Vanderbeek of Firth, Mardell Rehrs of Verdon; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Garrett and Bertha Vanderbeek; son, Mark; sister, Ethel Gana; brother, Arthur Vanderbeek.

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n Anna Zigurs

Lincoln

Anna Zigurs, 87, Lincoln, died Friday (10/1/04), at peace after a long illness.

Services: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3300 C St. Visitation: begins at 1 p.m. today, with family greeting friends, 5-7 p.m. Memorials to Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church or Daugavas Vanagi. Roper &Sons Funeral Home, 4300 O St. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at www.roperandsons.com. q

n Jeanie H. Zoz

Lincoln

Jeanie H. Zoz, 71, Lincoln, died Thursday (9/30/04).

Private family memorial service. No visitation; cremation. Memorials, in lieu of flowers: Capital Humane Society, 2320 Park Blvd., Lincoln 68502; or National Arbor Day Foundation, 211 N. 12th St., Suite 501, Lincoln 68508. Condolences or personal reflections may be sent online at www.roperandsons.com. Roper & Sons Funeral Services, 4300 O St. q

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