Almquist - Kris Lee, 30, Lincoln, died Tuesday (9/23/03) in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Services: 10 a.m. today, Cathedral of the Risen Christ, 3500 Sheridan Blvd. Visitation: one hour prior to services, church. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, in care of the family. q

Blue - Marilyn Joan, 77, Lincoln, died Wednesday (9/24/03) at Brandon Woods Care Center, Lawrence, Kan. Born, Lincoln (2/15/26), to William D. and Mary B. (Johnson) Coffey. Member of a western Nebraska pioneer family and grew up in Rushville. She graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1947 with a degree in business education.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and elder; PEO Chapter DL; Delta Gamma sorority.

Survivors: William D. Blue; daughters, sons-in-law, Kristin Walters Johnson and Kenneth E. Johnson, Lawrence, Robin Walters Whitten and John G. Whitten, Colorado Springs, Colo.; son, R. Scott Walters, Omaha; stepsons and families, John W. Blue and Barbara Owen Blue, Ann Arbor, Mich., James R. Blue and Susie Stessman Blue, Lincoln; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brothers, William D. Coffey Jr., Richard L. Coffey, both Omaha; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews.

Memorial service: 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20, First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln. Inurnment: Lincoln Memorial Park. Memorial fund has been established in her name at First Presbyterian Church, 840 S. 17th St., Lincoln 68508. q

Boring -Brian Nelson. Our special angel was born at rest Wednesday (9/24/03). When a sweet little baby departs, we who are left behind must realize God loves children and angels are hard to find.

Survivors: parents, Neil and Sue Boring, Lincoln; brothers, Matthew, Casey, Lincoln; grandparents, Marvin and Ardeth Rader, Lincoln, Jannette Boring, Humboldt; great-grandfather, Leo Bucher, Humboldt; aunts; uncles; cousins; and many other loving relatives. Preceded in death by grandpa, Clayton Boring; great-grandma, Alma Bucher; great-grandparents, Ted and Phyllis Wire, Seth and Ida Rader.

Services: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Christ Lutheran Church, 4325 Sumner St. The Rev. Jeffrey Scheich. Fairview Cemetery, 84th and Adams streets. Visitation: one hour prior to services, the church. Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St.

We the family would like to thank Dr. Greg Heidrick and Dr. Sean Kenney and the wonderful labor and delivery nurses at Saint Elizabeth Regional Medical Center for their kindness, compassion and loving care given to us and Brian during this difficult delivery. You will always hold a special place in our hearts. q

Dann - Ellis C., 85, Lincoln, went home to his Lord Tuesday (9/23/03) with family by his side.

Memorial service and celebration of life: 2 p.m. today, Eastmont Towers Chapel, 6315 O St. No visitation. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Saint Elizabeth Hospice, 245 S. 84th St., No. 111, Lincoln 68510. Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. q

Eckley -Ruth Ann, 94, Tekamah, died Friday (9/26/03).

Survivors: daughters, sons-in-law, Noretta and Ernest Glup, Tekamah, Charlene and Mike Ross, Shawnee, Kan., Sue Eckley and partner Dan Shrader, Waverly; son, daughter-in-law, David and Marian, Omaha; brothers, sisters-in-law, Robert and Velma Ham, Loveland, Colo., Donald and Margaret Ham, Princeton, Ill., Mabel Ham, Tecumseh, Oma Ham, Massachusetts; sisters, brother-in-law, Vera Dunn, Lincoln, Alta and Dave Stubbs, Bothell, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Services:10 a.m. Monday, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Tekamah. Graveside services: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Sheridan Cemetery, Auburn. Visitation:1-8 p.m. Sunday, Hamel-Peck-Pelan Funeral Home, Tekamah; one hour prior to services, the church. Memorials to Oakland Heights or Hospice of Siouxland. q

Edwards -Bruce W., 72, Hastings, died Thursday (9/25/03). Born, Hastings. Served, U.S. Marines, Korean War, 1952-1954. Owner/operator, Edwards Oil, Blue Diamond Concrete Co., farmed.

Survivors: daughters, Pamela Edwards, Hastings, Beverly Hendrix, Irving, Texas; son, Marmion Edwards, Roseland; special friend, Alice Erickson, Hastings; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Services:10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Butler-Volland Funeral Home, Hastings. Parkview Cemetery, Hastings. Visitation:4-9 p.m. today, 1-9 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, 9 a.m. until services Tuesday, all at funeral home. Memorials to Hastings College football scholarship fund.

Ferguson - Leona M., 83, Monroe, died Friday (9/26/03) in Columbus. Born, rural Cordova (5/6/20). York County School District No. 101. Married Arthur Ferguson, April 10, 1948. Member, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Friend.

Survivors:husband, Arthur, Monroe; sons, daughter-in-law, Larry and Velda, Leigh, Don, Alma; daughter, son-in-law, Kay and Steve Lawson, Exeter; sisters, Gladys Piper, York, Audrey Gray, Silver Creek; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, Philip and Emma Hansen; sisters, Ruth Meyer, Mable Klone.

Mass of Christian burial:10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Friend. Father David Bourek. Church cemetery. Visitation:4-7:30 p.m. Sunday with a prayer service following, all at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Genoa, with Father Robert Nienaber; one hour before Mass, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Friend. Memorials to the family. A full obituary and registry available at Lauber-Moore.com. Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Friend. q

Gill -Donald R., 86, Columbus, died Thursday (9/25/03). Born, Surprise. Employed, Butler County Road Department, Douglas &Lomason. Served, U.S. Army.

Survivors:brothers, Dale, Hastings, Gerald, Sedalia, Mo.; sister, Bonnie Ludden, Lincoln; 15 nieces and nephews.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Monday, ­;McKown Funeral Home, Columbus. Blue Ridge Cemetery, Surprise. Visitation:2-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. until services, all at funeral home. Memorials to Blue Ridge Cemetery or donor's choice.

Johnson - Merle R., 73, Osceola, died Thursday (9/25/03). Born, Shelby. Cabinet builder, modular-home industry; farmer.

Survivors: wife, Darlene, Osceola; sons, Gregg, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Tom, Omaha, Derald, Columbus, Ohio; brothers, Waldean, Osceola, Roger, Stromsburg, DeVerne, Platte City, Mo., Arlette, Hampton, Royal, Kansas City, Kan.; sister, MarVelle Kaltenbach, Dallas, Ore.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, Osceola. Osceola Cemetery. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Kepner-Roberts Funeral Home, Osceola.

Kovarik - Rose, 94, Lincoln, died Tuesday (9/23/03).

Private family services. No visitation; cremation. Memorials to Haven Manor Assisted Living South, 4900 S. 48th St., Lincoln 68516. Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. q

Latzel -Charles William, 76, Lincoln, died Thursday (9/25/03). Born, Ewing (10/22/26). Retired co-owner, Norma's Place Cafe. Former member, Moose Lodge No. 175.

Survivors: wife, Norma Elaine (Ward) Latzel, Lincoln; sons, daughter-in-law, Charles A., LeRoy T. and Angie, all Lincoln; daughters, sons-in-law, Kay L. and John A. Buse, Linda M. and Michael Hill, Betty J. Olsen and friend Jim Blake, all Lincoln; brother, Albert W., Ewing; sisters, brother-in-law, Eleanor Becker, Aurora, Ore., Frieda Charf, Friend, Grace and Russell Walters, Lincoln; sister-in-law, Phyllis Latzel,Ewing; brother-in-law, wife, Ivan and Elizabeth Ward, Evansville, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and many friends. Preceded in death by parents, Adolf and Mary (Miller)Latzel; brothers, Adolph Latzel Jr., Leo Latzel.

Services:10 a.m. Monday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Father Harold Buse. Burial following services, Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 S. 14th St. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. Sunday, with family 2-4 p.m., funeral home. Pallbearers:Jim Buse, Trevor Hill, Tom Latzel, Russ Spadt III, Jeff Wyrick, Joaquin DeLosSantos. Honorary pallbearers:John Buse, Mike Hill, Jim Blake, Dominic Inzodda, Tom Wells, Matt McKee, David Nicholson Jr. Memorials in care of the family. q

Mahloch - Robert G. "Bob," 71, Brownsville, Texas, died Thursday (9/25/03). Born, rural DeWitt. Farmer, 25 years.

Survivors: wife, Arlene; sons, Craig, Fairbury, Brad, Brownsville, Todd, Houston; daughter, Amy Mahloch, New Braunfels, Texas; three granddaughters; sisters, Donna Hauptmeier, Beatrice, Marge Bredemeier, Wauconda, Ill.; nieces; nephews.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, First Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Beatrice. Church cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. Monday until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Fox Funeral Home, Beatrice; one hour before service, church. Memorials: perpetual care fund for the church cemetery.

Matson -Robert L., 27, Beatrice, died Wednesday (9/24/03), University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha. Born, Denver. Wrightsman Plumbing; then Beatrice Middle School.

Survivors: fiancee, Sara Crouch, Beatrice; parents, Chris and Judy, Winthrop, Wash.; brothers, Rocky, Sterling, Colo., Mike, Denver; sisters, Christie Fye, Ault, Colo., Becky Matson, Winthrop, Wash.; nieces and nephews.

Services: 10:30 a.m. today, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Diller. Prairie Home Cemetery, Diller. Visitation:one hour prior to services, the church. Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice.

Mountford - Donnis Lee (Pumphrey), 78, Lincoln, passed away Monday (9/22/03) at home with her family by her side.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. No visitation; cremation. Memorials to Saint Elizabeth Hospice. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave. Condolences may be e-mailed to aspenaftercare@inebraska.com q

Mucenieks - Ints, 63, Lincoln, died Tuesday (9/23/03).

Services: 10 a.m. today, United Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3300 C St. Roper & Sons Funeral Services, 4300 O St. Memorials to the church. Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com q

Naylor - Marvin F., 62, Lincoln, Thursday (9/25/03). Born, Sacramento, Calif., (9/4/41) to Marvin F. Sr. and Lydia Marie (Peters) Naylor. Machine operator, retired in 1997 after 25 years with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Operated Marv's Bike Shop. Vietnam veteran. Attended Lincoln Berean Church.

Survivors: wife, Wilma F. (Applegarth) Naylor, Lincoln; son, daughter-in-law, Michael and Angela Naylor, Lincoln; daughters, sons-in-law, Teresa and Randy Anderson, Plattsmouth, Jennifer and Brian Boon, Redmond, Wash., Jessica and Christopher Schamber, Lincoln, Sara and Jon Kvols, Red Oak, Iowa; nine grandchildren, Jonathan, Michael and Sara Naylor, all Lincoln, Aaron, Trevor, Jared and Caleb Anderson, Plattsmouth, Elaina and Aiden Boon, Redmond, Wash.; brother, sister-in-law, Herman and Ada Naylor, Colorado; sister, brother-in-law, Marilyn and Fred Applegarth, Morrowville, Kan.; nieces; and nephews. Preceded in death by parents.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 S. 70th St. Pastor Mark Heilman. Cheney Cemetery. Visitation: 12-8 p.m. Sunday, with family greeting friends 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Roper &Sons Funeral Services, 4300 O St. Memorials to Lincoln Berean Church, 6400 S. 70th St., Lincoln 68516. Condolences may be e-mailed to contact@roperandsons.com. q

Neely- Ruby Alvina, 88, Walnut Cove, N.C., formerly Lincoln, died Wednesday (9/24/03) in Winston-Salem, N.C. She was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother of 60 years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Lincoln.

She was born Dec. 1, 1914, to the late Emil Marinus and Anna Marie Christensen in Upland.

Survivors: husband, Lee, Walnut Cove; daughter, son-in-law, Sharyn and John Nygren, Walnut Cove; son, Robert, Fayetteville, N.C.; daughter of the heart, Colleen Gerleman, Lincoln; granddaughter, spouse, Dr. Anna Marie and Peter Irvine, Minneapolis; cousin, Ardyce Dwyer, Whittier, Calif.; several nieces, nephews, special friends and neighbors in Lincoln and Walnut Cove.

Memorials may be directed to Meals on Wheels, in care of Stokes County Senior Services, P.O. Box 29, Danbury, NC 27016. Davis Funerals and Cremations, High Point, N.C. q

O'Kane - Robert B. Jr., 61, Lincoln, died Friday (9/26/03). Born, Hartford, Conn. Retired salesman, GMAuto Parts.

Survivors: son, Robert, Hagerstown, Md.; daughters, Candice Stevens, Lincoln, Rachelle Schmitt, Omaha; nine grandchildren.

Celebration of life: 3 p.m. Sunday, The Elks Lincoln Lodge Hall No. 80, 5910 S. 58th St. Cremation; no visitation. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to The Monarch, 7801 Pioneers Blvd., Lincoln 68506. Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Ave.

Ottemann -Linda A., 56, Omaha, died Thursday (9/25/03). Born, Jamestown, N.Y. (11/13/46) to Robert and Alice (VanRenssaler) Hallett. Retired school teacher, Millard Public Schools. Member, Lutheran Church of the Master.

Survivors: husband, Robert; son, daughter-in-law, Matthew and Jacqueline, Omaha; daughter, Arinn Ottemann, Kansas City, Mo.; sisters, brother-in-law, Gloria and Mike Zaczyk, Erie, Pa., Susan Hallett, New York; mother-in-law, Eleanor Ottemann, Lincoln; brother-in-law, wife, Mark and Connie, Lincoln; niece, Heather, Lincoln; nephews, Brendan and Corbin, both Lincoln. Preceded in death by parents.

Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Heafey-Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler Mortuaries, West Center Chapel. The Rev. George Megard. q

Prall - Leonard "Leo" R., 62, Beatrice, died suddenly Thursday (9/25/03). Born, Alliance. Served, U.S. Navy. Tote Systems/Hoover Universal, Beatrice; Union Carbide salesman; opened ALLReal Estate Services.

Survivors:wife, Sharil K., Beatrice; son, Steven, Lincoln; daughters, Dawn George, Philadelphia, Dawn Crosier, Beatrice, Roxanna Luna, Fayetteville, N.C.; mother, Elma Prall, Loveland, Colo.; brothers, C. Dennis Anderson, Lompoc, Calif., Kenneth Anderson, Marshalltown, Iowa, Richard Prall, Fort Collins, Colo.; sister, Marcia Habrich, Omaha; eight grandchildren; ex-wife Dianne Prall.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Beatrice. Pleasantview Cemetery, Pickrell. Visitation: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice. Memorials, in lieu of flowers, to Gage County Habitat for Humanity, with Stan and Cheryl Wirth in charge.

Priess - Norma Sophie, 82, Lincoln, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday (9/23/03).

Memorial service: 1 p.m. today, Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home, 6800 S. 14th St. No visitation; cremation. Memorials in care of the family. q

Purtzer - James W., 64, Lincoln, died Wednesday (9/24/03).

Services: 10 a.m. today, St. Mark's on the Campus Episcopal Church, 1309 R St. Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Research Association, 2810 S. 48th St., Lincoln 68506-3391. q

Rolofson - Rollin S., 80, Seward, died Wednesday (9/24/03). Born, Cairo (2/17/23).

Services pending, Wood-Zabka Funeral Home, Seward. q

Sinclair - Gerald "Jerry," 82, Falls City, died Friday (9/26/03). Born, Rulo. Farmed.

Survivors: daughters, Sonja Mosiman, Patricia Rogman, both Lincoln, Nancy Lyons, Falls City; brother, Keith, Omaha; sister, Bernice Santo, Falls City; five grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Margaret M. (Gerweck).

Funeral Mass: 11 a.m. Monday, Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Falls City. Falls City Catholic Cemetery. Rosary service: 8 p.m. Sunday, Dorr &Clark Funeral Home, Falls City.

Slepicka - Fred M., 93, Geneva, died Wednesday (9/24/03).

Services: 2 p.m. today, Congregational United Church of Christ, Geneva. Farmer & Son Funeral Home, Geneva. Memorials to the church or American Heart Association. q

Spangler - Elwin T., 87, Waverly, died Thursday (9/25/03).

Memorial service: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Metcalf Funeral Home, 245 N. 27th St. Following service, interment of ashes, Rose Hill Cemetery, Waverly. Memorials in care of family. q

Stransky -Ervin Joseph, 88, Lincoln, died Friday (9/26/03). Born, Wilber (5/4/15). Retired after 30 years from the Veterans Hospital. Served, World War II, U.S. Army Air Forces, a decorated staff sergeant. Member:St. Teresa's Catholic Church; American Legion Post 3; Jo Joe Polka Band.

Survivors: wife, Dorothy E., Lincoln; son, daughter-in-law, Jerry and Vee, Northglenn, Colo.; daughter, son-in-law, JoAnn Stransky and Gene Davis, both Lincoln; granddaughter, Carmen Stransky; great-granddaughter, Jordan Stransky; stepgranddaughter, Rose Lucero; stepgreat-granddaughters, Siera and September Ellingsworth; sisters-in-law, Bernadine Stransky, Denton, Angeleen Stransky, Lincoln. Preceded in death by parents, James V. and Mary (Kotyza) Stransky; brothers, Leonard Stransky, Jim Stransky.

Rosary service:10:30 a.m. Monday, Butherus, Maser &Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Monday, funeral home. Father Paul Rutten. Calvary Cemetery, 145 S. 40th St. Visitation:5-9 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. until services, Monday, all at funeral home. Memorials to Cedars Freeway Crisis Shelter. q