Archive - 2013 - Obituary
Just before dawn April 6, 2013, Melva Jean Warren left this earth for her heavenly home. She was born July 10, 1924, in her grandparentâ€™s home in Republic County Kansas to Marshall Allen and Sylva May Beecher, the oldest of three children.
She rode a horse seven miles to District 9 Republic County Country School through 6th grade, and later drove a horse and buggy. She started her high school years at Chester High School and graduated from Belleville High School in 1942.
Doris A. Roberts, 92, of Sargent, passed away April 11, 2013, at the Callaway Good Life Center in Callaway.
Funeral services were April 15, 2013, at Rhoad Funeral Home in Sargent, with Pastor Marty Robbins officiating. Burial took place in the New Helena Cemetery.
Doris Arlene Roberts was born Jan. 29, 1921, at Merna, to Wallace and Iona (Lange) Blakeman. Doris was the third child born to this union. She graduated from Merna High School in 1941.
Doris married E. A. (Jap) Roberts Oct. 17, 1941. To this union two sons were born; Wallace (Wally) and Leslie (Shorty) Roberts.
Lawrence Niel Swartz, 74 of Oconto, died Sunday,April 14, 2013, at Callaway District Hospital. Memorial services will be Friday, April 19, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Oconto Community Center in Oconto. A potluck will follow the service at 6 p.m. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Darlene; daughter, Margaret; son, Lawrence Thomas; numberous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and his brothers and sisters. He is also survived by his three special boys across the street.
Fred A. Lewandowski, 82, of Ansley, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at the Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Josaphat's Catholic Church in Loup City. The Rev. Marty Egging will officiate. Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. at the Arcadia Cemetery in Arcadia, with graveside military honors by American Legion Post 48 of Loup City.
Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, with a 6 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of Loup City is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Lyle Eugene Peltzer, 75, of Broken Bow were held at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Pastors Doug Jones and Todd Karges officiating. Pastor Karges was also the vocalist. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Masonic rites were given.
Lyle passed away at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow April 3, 2013, after a brief illness, at the age of 75 years, five months and 17 days.
Clarrena F. Overholser, age 72, of Pleasanton, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Memorial services were Saturday, April 6, 2013 at St. James Catholic Church in Kearney with Father Joe Hannappel officiating. Burial will be later in Mason City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for designation at a later date. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney was in charge of arrangements. A message of condolence, tribute or memory can be left at www.hlmkfuneral.com
Ted Spencer, age 78 of Brewster, died March 26, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services were Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Brewster Gymnasium in Brewster, with the Rev. David Hansen officiating. Interment was in the Brewster Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Brewster Fire and Rescue Unit.
Pearl Marie (Karnes) Stevens, 100, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Rose Lane Home in Loup City.
Services were. Wednesday, April 3, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery.
Mrs. Stevens was born Nov. 29, 1912, at the family farm in Anselmo. She was the fifth child of six children born to Walter Michael and Mary Catherine (Ward) Karnes.
Melva Marten, age 70 of Grand Island, formerly of Halsey, died March 28, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society Grand Island Village. Memorial services were Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Halsey Gymnasium in Halsey, with the Rev. Linda Martin officiating. Private family inurnment will be at the Purdum Cemetery.
Melva Louise Ryman was born in Buffalo, NY Sept 14, 1942, to Melvin Ryman and Clarine Rodocker Ryman. Melva grew up in Halsey and graduated in 1960 from Halsey High School. From there she graduated from Kearney State College with a degree in teaching.
Margaret Bradley, age 66 of Brewster, went home into the welcoming arms of Jesus Friday, March 15, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island, after a recent battle with multiple myeloma.
Funeral Services were March 19, at St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Church in Broken Bow, with Fr. Jim Hunt officiating. She was laid to rest at the Brewster Cemetery.