2004-04-13T19:00:00Z Obituaries
April 13, 2004 7:00 pm

n Edna Mills Chandler


Edna Mills Chandler, 93, Lincoln, died Sunday (4/11/04).

Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Ansley Cemetery. Memorials to the Ansley Rescue Unit or Ansley Methodist Church. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. q

n Henrietta M. Dvorak


Henrietta M. DvHenrietta M. Dvorak, 91, Malmo, died Monday (4/12/04) in Wahoo.

Services: 10 a.m. Thursday, Czech Presbyterian Church, rural Wahoo. Visitation: 1-8 p.m. today, with family 6-8 p.m., Svoboda Funeral Home, Wahoo; one hour before services, church. Memorials to the church. q

n Glenn Clifton Ferguson


Glenn Clifton FGlenn Clifton Ferguson, 82, Lincoln, passed away Saturday (4/10/04).

Memorial service: 2 p.m. today, Grace Lutheran Church, 2225 Washington St., Lincoln 68502. Cremation; no visitation. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to the church or American Heart Association. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. q

n Helen Folmer


Helen Folmer, 8Helen Folmer, 87, Lincoln, died Tuesday (4/13/04). Employed, secretary for U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service. Graduate, Lincoln High School; Lincoln School of Commerce. Member: Faith United Church of Christ; Order of Eastern Star, Columbia chapter No. 275.

Survivors: daughter, son-in-law, Mary and Carl Holmquist, Aurora, Colo.; son, daughter-in-law, William and Marsha Folmer, Anacortes, Wash.; granddaughter, spouse, Megan and John Allen, Denver; granddaughter: Morgan Holmquist, Denver; 11 nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by:husband, William; parents, Henry and Susanna (Johannes) Krum; five sisters; two brothers.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Faith United Church of Christ. The Rev. Kathryn Campbell. Wyuka Cemetery. Visitation:3-9 p.m. Friday, with family present 7-8 p.m., Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to church. q

n J.D. Franklin


J.D. Franklin, J.D. Franklin, 55, DeWitt, died Monday (4/12/04) in Crete. Born, Cookeville, Tenn. (10/2/48), to Joe and Dimple (Jackson) Franklin. U.S. Marine Corps veteran, served in Vietnam, 1967-1968. Farmer. Earned his Bachelor of Science from Tennessee State University in plant science and his Master of Science from Montana State University in soil science. From 1984 to 1995, he was land manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center. He also volunteered at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Lincoln for many years.

Survivors: wife, Maureen (Frolik); son, Jesse A. Franklin, Olympia, Wash.; brother, sister-in-law, Larry and Nancy Franklin, Laverne,Okla.; sisters, brothers-in-law, Mary Jo and Jess Cowan, Cookeville, Tenn., Karen and Roy Weaver, Sparta, Tenn.; brothers-in-law, spouses, Tom and Barbara Frolik, Atlanta, Larry and Ellen Frolik, Pittsburgh; mother-in-law, Rita Frolik, Lincoln; special friends, the Kurlands, Nashville, Tenn.; nieces; nephews. Preceded in death by: parents, Joe and Dimple Franklin.

A memorial gathering will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at Hotel Wilber, 203 S. Wilson St., Wilber. Cremation; no viewing or visitation. Memorials to Trout Unlimited, 1300 17th St., Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22209. q

n Jack E. Gartside

ChambeChambersburg, Pa.

Jack E. GartsidJack E. Gartside, 86, Chambersburg, Pa., died Monday (4/12/04). Born, Akron, Ohio. Served, U.S. Air Force. Worked, printing plants, advertising agencies.

Survivors: sons, David A. Safko, Lake Nuangola, Pa., S. Kent Gartside, Fort Collins, Colo.; stepdaughter, Barbara Petroff; stepsons, Paul G. Kaiser Jr., Maurice L. Kaiser, all Chambersburg; six stepgrandchildren; nine stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, W. Glenn Gartside, Chambersburg; sisters, Sylvia R. Murray, Sykesville, Md., Doris Leeper, Pittsburgh; nieces; nephews.

Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday, Chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg. Family will receive friends one hour prior to service, funeral home. Memorials to a charity of the donor's choice.

n Eddie R. Hild


Eddie R. Hild, Eddie R. Hild, 35, Bellevue, died Saturday (4/10/04) in Omaha.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, First United Methodist Church, Seventh Street and Nebraska Avenue, York. Visitation: today, Metz Mortuary, York. Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences may be e-mailed to q

n Darlene A. Hohman


Darlene A. HohmDarlene A. Hohman, 83, Lincoln, died Saturday (4/10/04).

Mass of Christian burial: 10 a.m. Thursday, Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd. Visitation: noon-7 p.m. today, with family 6-7 p.m., Wadlow Rozanek Funeral Home, 5200 R St. Rosary: 7 p.m. today, funeral home, Father Pilon. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, in Darlene's name to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, 5401 South St., Lincoln 68506. q

n John C. Kuh


John C. Kuh, 87, Lincoln, died Friday (4/9/04).

Services:10 a.m. Friday, Butherus, Maser &Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Visitation:noon-9 p.m. Thursday, one hour prior to services, funeral home. Memorials:family. q

n Gloria F. Lamphear


Gloria F. LamphGloria F. Lamphear, 62, Lincoln, died Sunday (4/11/04) after a courageous battle with cancer.

Memorial services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Cremation; no visitation. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to Tabitha Hospice or Sunken Gardens One Flower Forever program. q

n Bergitte V. Lang


Bergitte V. LanBergitte V. Lang, 75, Lincoln, died Friday (4/9/04).

Services: 10:30 a.m. today, American Lutheran Church, 4200 Vine St. Burial: 2:30 p.m. today, Fremont Memorial Cemetery. Visitation: 9:30-10:30 a.m. today, church. Memorials to American Heart Association and National Diabetes Association. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.q@Obit Name:n Martha A. Milton


Martha A. MiltoMartha A. Milton, 87, Friend, died Tuesday (4/13/04).

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Friend United Church of Christ. The Rev. Bharat Surender. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend; one hour prior to services, church. Memorials: Warren Memorial Hospital Foundation; or church. q

n Donald B. Moeller


Donald B. MoellDonald B. Moeller, 76, Lincoln, died Monday (4/12/04). Born, Lincoln (1/26/28), to Benjamin C. and Ethel D. (Gillespie). Retired 1991 after 21 years as a toll terminal operator for Lincoln Telephone and Telegraph Co. Owned Don Moeller Art Studio since 1978. Enjoyed bowling. Member: St. John the Apostle Catholic Church; Lincoln Artist Guild; Police Witness Protection Program; Amateur Ham Radio Association.

Survivors: wife, Doris L.; daughter, son-in-law, Rhonda and Chuck Berens, Lincoln; sons, Daniel and Timothy M., Lincoln, Donald B. "Chip," Charlotte, N.C.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces; nephew. Preceded in death by: parents; sisters, Dodie, Ida and Flora; brother, John.

Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 7601 Vine St. The Rev. Father Lyle Johnson. Visitation: 2-9 p.m. today, with rosary at 7 p.m., Roper & Sons Chapel, 4300 O St. Memorials to the family. Condolences may be sent online at q

n Ford H. Mouden


Ford H. Mouden,Ford H. Mouden, 90, Lincoln, died Saturday (4/10/04) following a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Born on a farm near Stromsburg (12/4/13) to Edward C. and Effie J. (Hewitt). Graduated Stromsburg High School, 1931. Attended Nebraska Wesleyan University, where he was a member of Beta Kappa fraternity (now Theta Chi). Played string bass in the Big Band era of the 1930s and '40s as a road musician, and also in local bands for many years. Married Mae L. Boggs, Feb. 1, 1939. Employed, Gooch's, 37 years as assistant superintendent of the grain division before retiring in 1978. Resident of Lincoln since 1931. Member: Elks Club.

Survivors: son, Gary E., Las Vegas; granddaughter, spouse, Stacia and Jason Loui, Littleton, Colo.; brother, L. Homer, Plano, Texas; along with a wealth of nephews, nieces, friends and neighbors. Preceded in death by: wife in 1981; parents; sister, brother-in-law, Ednaeyrl and Otto Nielsen; sister-in-law, June Mouden; mother-in-law, Viva Hartsough; sister-in-law, spouse, Geraldine and E.S. Richwein.

Ford's family would like to express gratitude to everyone for their kindheartedness and support during his illness. Special thanks to the entire team at Tabitha's Hospice Home Care unit.

At the request of the deceased there are no scheduled services. No viewing; cremation. Private burial, Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorials: Hospice Home Care of Tabitha, 4720 Randolph St., Lincoln 68510. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. q

n Marie Amanda Neeman


Marie Amanda NeMarie Amanda Neeman, 89, Crete, died Sunday (4/11/04).

Services: 11a.m. Thursday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9.p.m today; 9-11 a.m. Thursday, both at the funeral home. Memorials: family. q

n Glen W. Ninneman


Glen W. NinnemaGlen W. Ninneman, 74, Lincoln, died Tuesday (4/13/04). Born, Emerald (11/14/29), to William and Dena (Borchers) Ninneman. Retired 1991, v-belt builder, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. after 32 years. Member, United Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Ashland Gun Club. Graduated from Malcolm High School.

Survivors: wife; Ruth; sons, daughters-in-law: Earl and JoAnne, Wayne and Lee, all Lincoln; daughter, son-in-law; Susan and John Rife, Lincoln; grandsons; Kent, Kurt Ninneman, Jonathan Rife, all Lincoln; mother, Dena Ninneman, Lincoln; brothers, sister-in-law; Otis and Irene, Virgil, all Lincoln; sister, brother-in-law, Ella and Dale Nelson, Malcolm. Preceded in death by father, William.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, United Lutheran Church, 5945 Fremont St. Pastor Robert C. Stenson. Visitation: noon-9 p.m. Thursday, with family 6-8 p.m., Roper & Sons Funeral Services, 4300 O St. Memorials to the church. E-mail condolences to q

n Roy C. Richards

Los AlLos Altos, Calif.

Roy C. RichardsRoy C. Richards, 65, Los Altos, Calif., died April 6, 2004, in Mountain View, Calif.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, East Lincoln Christian Church, 7001 Edenton Road. Visitation: one hour prior to services, church. Memorials to American Cancer Society. Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. q

n Gene Scharton

The ViThe Villages, Fla., formerly Lincoln

Gene Scharton, Gene Scharton, 75, The Villages, Fla., formerly Lincoln, died Sunday (4/11/04).

No services. Beyers Funeral Home, Lady Lake, Fla. q

n Gwendolyn 'Gwen' Marie Searcy


Gwendolyn "GwenGwendolyn "Gwen" Marie Searcy, 67, Wilber, formerly Lincoln and Tucson, Ariz., passed on into her new life of eternity Saturday (4/10/04), peacefully at home in her sleep. Born in Lincoln (4/30/36). Gwen was very active over the years in Lincoln real estate, community endeavors, Democratic politics, church activities and most recently served as chairwoman of the Lincoln High School 50th class reunion. Gwen was an energetic and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a loyal working companion with her husband. Don. At his side from their days at Kearney State College, through campaigns for 3rd Congressional District seat and the U.S. Senate, during Nebraska's celebration of our nation's bicentennial, to years of real estate service together, Gwen and Don loved their family, friends and community.

In addition to being a co-founder of what has become The Searcy Team of Home Real Estate, Gwen served as president of the Women's Council of Realtors and on several Realtor community committees. Gwen was active in her local church, serving on the building committee and singing in the church choir. Gwen loved bird-watching, Red Wing pottery, was an avid artist and loved taking trips with her grandkids.

Survivors: sons, daughters-in-law, Jeff and Mary, Lincoln, Dan and Jody, Wilber ; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and Scott Piper, Naples Fla.; grandchildren, Nathan, Jasper, Hannah, Chase Searcy; Lexi and Davis Piper; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Kelia Searcy; sister, Donita Rotherhem, San Diego; brother, Dennis Reich, Greeley, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Don; parents, George and Marie (Dellos) Reich; sister, Delene Geistlinger.

Services: 1 p.m. Friday, First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wilber. Wilber Czech Cemetery. Pallbearers: Robert Searcy, Greg Weber, Scott Weber, Kirk Weber, Eric Weber and Tony Perkins. Honorary pallbearers include Realtors Association of Lincoln past presidents, Women's Council of Realtors. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Thursday, Zajicek Funeral Home, Wilber; one hour before services, church. Memorials: church. q

n Esther E. Smith


Esther E. SmithEsther E. Smith, 101, Lincoln, died Saturday (4/10/04).

Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. today, St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 6126 Morrill Ave., Lincoln 68507. Memorials to the church. Condolences may be sent at Roper & Sons Chapel, 4300 O St. q

n Josephine B. Smith

Ozark,Ozark, Mo.

Josephine B. SmJosephine B. Smith, 90, Ozark, Mo., formerly Nebraska City, widow of Lucian E., died Saturday (4/10/04) in Springfield, Mo. Born, Auburn. Teacher in Dunbar, North Platte and Nebraska City, where she retired in 1979.

Survivors: daughter, Mary Leigh Collison, Kimberling City, Mo.; son, Kenneth Smith, North Little Rock, Ark.; two grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters.

Services: 11 a.m. today, Peterson Mortuary, Nebraska City. Wyuka Cemetery, Nebraska City. Visitation: today, 9 a.m. until services, mortuary. Memorials to First Presbyterian Church, Nebraska City.

n Roy L. Smith


Roy L. Smith, 7Roy L. Smith, 75, Lincoln, died Sunday (4/11/04). Born, Fort Collins, Colo. (4/16/28), to Joseph and Maude (Kerns) Smith. Retired, Burlington Northern Railroad after 38 years. Member, Burlington Northern Railroad Veterans Association; VFW Post 131. U.S. Navy veteran, World War II. Former member, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.

Survivors: wife, Dorothy M. (Hayes) Smith, Lincoln; son, Linus L. Smith, Sonoma, Calif., and special friends Toni Hester and Katie, Brighton, Colo.; daughters, Alicia Rose, Lincoln, Cynthia L. Schmidt, Lincoln, and friend Robert Wallman, Beatrice; son-in-law, Daniel Schmidt, Burr; grandchildren, Ross E. Peterson, Travis Rose, Ashley Schmidt, all Lincoln; brother, Eddie Smith, Tucson, Ariz.; brothers-in-law, spouses, Henry L. and Doris Hayes, Omak, Wash., Leland J. and Bette Hayes, Paradise, Calif., Robert Sonders, Grand Island; sisters-in-law, spouse, Mary J. and William Tilley, Carson City, Nev., Janet Morrison, Santa Clara, Calif., Arlene, Darlene Lindquist, both Aurora. Preceded in death by: infant son, Michael; parents; infant sister, Phyllis; grandparents; brothers-in-law, Robert, Harold, Virgil Hayes, William Sonders; sisters-in-law, Genevieve McCulley, Maxine Smith.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday, with family 6-8 p.m., funeral home. Memorials to Tabitha Hospice or Capital Humane Society. q

n Verla L. Smith


Verla L. Smith,Verla L. Smith, 75, Beatrice, died Monday (4/12/04). Born, Blue Rapids, Kan. Retired, staff member, Beatrice Good Samaritan Center.

Survivors: sons, Robert L., James E.; daughter, Connie L. Maguire, all Beatrice; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; brother, Claude Butler, Eugene, Ore.

Services: 10: 30 a.m. Friday, Church of the Nazarene, Beatrice. Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice. Visitation: until 9 p.m. Thursday, Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice; one hour preceding services Friday, church. Memorials: family.

n Percy W. Stutzman

Beaver Crossing

Percy W. Stutzman, 75, Beaver Crossing, died suddenly Sunday (4/11/04).

Services: 10:30 a.m. today, United Methodist Church, Beaver Crossing. Visitation: one hour before services, church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Ruth Stutzman, 527 420th Road, Beaver Crossing, NE 68313. Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Beaver Crossing. Full obit and guest registry at q

n Gregg Z. Tallman

GainesGainesville, Fla.

Gregg Z. TallmaGregg Z. Tallman, 57, Gainesville, Fla., died March 31, 2004, of prostate cancer.q

n Robert 'Bobby' Wilson

Grand Grand Island

Robert "Bobby" Robert "Bobby" Wilson, 80, Grand Island, died Monday (4/12/04). Born, Clay Center (6/5/23), to Clyde and Grace (Burns).

Survivors: son, daughter-in-law, Terry and Lorie Wilson, Lincoln; sisters, brothers-in-law, Gladys and Morris Hartruft, Twin Falls, Idaho, Peggy Draper, Lincoln, Kay and Herb Webb, Wiggins, Miss.

Graveside services: 2 p.m. Friday, Lincoln Memorial Park. Visitation: 2-6 p.m. Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon Friday, both Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Memorials to family, 2728 S. 10th St., Lincoln 68502. q

n Helena F. Yott


Helena F. Yott,Helena F. Yott, 87, Beatrice, died Monday (4/12/04). Former employee, Swift & Co., Lincoln.

Survivors: nieces and nephews, Nancy Mayhew, Norman, Okla., Ruth Haynes, Dona Soupene, both Beatrice, Robert Leaper, Cortland, Barbara Nelson, Rockford, Thomas Yott III, Lincoln; numerous other nieces and nephews.

Services: 10:30 a.m. St. John Lutheran Church, Beatrice. Visitation: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. today, Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice; one hour prior to services, church. Memorials to Beatrice Hospice, with mortuary in charge.

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