Archive - Obituary
March 9th, 2011
James W. Souders, 74, died Wednesday, March 2, 2011, of Multi-System Atrophy, surrounded by his family.
Jim acquired his grass roots values of hard work as a result of growing up outside Merna, on a working farm. He attended a one-room schoolhouse until high school, and graduated college with a Civil Engineering Degree with Honors from the University of Nebraska and later an MBA from Rutgers University.
James D. Walker, 83 of Lincoln and formerly of Kearney and Overton area, died Friday, March 4, at Bryan LGH Medical Center East in Lincoln. Funeral services will be today, March 10, at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Kearney. The Revs. Eric Lesher and Rebecca Craig will officiate. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Westerville Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the church. On-line condolences may be submitted to osafh.com. O'Brien Straatmann Funeral Home in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Glenn S. Hawkins, 99, of Kearney and formerly of the Mason City area died Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Mother Hull Home in Kearney.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Mason City Baptist Church in Mason City with the Rev. John Lewis officiating. Burial will be in the Mason City Cemetery.
Tom L. Newman, age 78 of Ansley, died peacefully at his home in Ansley Feb. 26, 2011. Funeral services will be today, March 3, at 2 p.m. in the First Christian Church in Ansley with the Rev. Mel Shepherd officiating.
Burial will be in the Mason City Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials have been suggested to the Ansley School Athletic Fund.
Tommie L. Newman was born Aug. 30, 1932, at home in Cumro, to Tom C. and Opal E. (Sigler) Newman. Tom served in the U.S. Army. He was married to Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
Fredrick William Kottmeyer was born Dec. 18, 1935, at home in rural Bostwick, Neb., to Lydia (Mueller) and Fredrick Henry Kottmeyer. To this union five children were born: Ruby (Sund), Ray, Roy, Fredrick W., and Nancy.
Fredrick was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church near Superior. He attended one-room schools in Nuckolls County and graduated from Superior High School in 1953.
Ruth Peterson, 78 of Taylor, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Feb. 28 at the Rhoad Funeral Chapel in Sargent with the Rev. Jerry White officiating. Burial was in the Taylor Cemetery.
Ruth P. (Jordan) Peterson was born April 13, 1932, to August and Elsie Jordan in Redwood County, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Johnâ€™s Lutheran Church in Vesta, Minn.
Cheri Lavonne Koinzan, age 63 of Gothenburg formerly of Broken Bow, went to be with the Lord Feb. 27, 2011, at her home in Gothenburg. Memorial funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. today, March 3, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Irving Jennings officiating. Memorials are suggested to the Arnold Baptist Church or Central Plains Home Health and Hospice Agency.
Cheri was born Feb. 28, 1947, at North Platte, to Harvey and Ruth (Whitney) Brown. She grew up on a ranch near Arnold.
George Louis Chilewski, 73, of Burwell, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, after suffering from a massive brain hemorrhage on Feb. 15, 2011. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2011, at the Methodist Church in Burwell. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery with Pastor Bill Stovall officiating.
Visitation will be from 5 -7 p.m. Friday at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell. Memorials are suggested to the family.
George was born Oct. 14, 1937, at the family home in Comstock, to Louie & Martha (McNamee) Chilewski. He married Sharon (Smith) Dec. 18, 1965, in Burwell.
Melvin Lyle Poland, age 57 of Broken Bow, died Feb. 25, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dan Rowlison officiating. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice. Visitation will be held Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary.
Richard Ray Troxel was born in a sod house west of Sargent May 16, 1935. He was the second son of Sam and Sadie (Mason) Troxel. He died Feb. 19, 2011, at Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow from complications of Parkinson's disease.
Rich worked on ranches in the Sandhills before going to the Army. After serving at Fort Lewis in Washington State, Rich returned to the Brownlee area until getting married to Vicki Lawlis in 1961.