Archive - Obituary
July 26th, 2012
B. Erma (Estes) Willenberg was born March 11,1917 near Dunning, to Elmer and Loretta (Rice) Estes and passed away July 19, 2012, at the age of 95 years, 4 months, and 1 days.
ln 1921 Erma's family moved to the Gates community and then in 1923 they moved to the Lillian community. Erma attended school at Lillian and Gates, graduating from Gates High School in 1935.
Harry Ray Boyles, age 86 of Mason City, died Sunday July 8, 2012, at the Rose Lane Nursing Home in Loup City. Funeral services will be Friday, July 13, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mason City with the Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at the Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, with military honors. Memorials have been established to the Mason City American Legion Post or the Mason City Community Service Club. Visitation will be Thursday, July 12, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Virginia Gordon, 81, a longtime resident of Pine Bluffs, Wyo., passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Cheyenne, Wyo., July 5, 2012. She was born Dec. 18, 1930, in Cumro, a daughter to August and Gladys Rohde, the third of six children. She was baptized April 9, 1939.
She attended schools in both Ansley and Broken Bow. Virginia married Mike Gordon Jan. 17, 1951, in Broken Bow. She worked at Pine Bluffs Community Center before her retirement.
William J. (Bill) Huffman, 87, of Ainsworth, died the evening of June 30, 2012, at the Rock County Long Term Care in Bassett. Bill, second son of Marion and Maude McMullen Huffman, was born Feb.13, 1925, at Sutherland.
Maxine Popp, age 87 of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Friday, July 13, at the Burr Oak Church south of Broken Bow with the Rev. David Harder officiating. Burial was in the Box Elder Cemetery near Cumro with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Louise "Maxine" Popp was the only child of Marvin and Grace (Freeborn) Trew. She was born June 19, 1925, at home near Cumro. She was called to her heavenly home July 10, 2012.
Juniata resident, Rolland E. George, 81, died Friday, July 13, 2012, at Mary Lanning HealthCare in Hastings.
Services were July 17, 2012; at Juniata United Methodist Church in Juniata with Pastor Jim Miller officiating. Burial with military rites was at Juniata Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Juniata United Methodist Church or Juniata American Legion. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Hastings was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.lbvfh.com
Mary J. Schmitz, daughter of Charles and Anna (Bamesberger) Mohatt was born May 17, 1918, in Custer County, near Anselmo, the third of nine children. She passed from this life July 13, 2012, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow, at the age of 94.
Mary spent her childhood in and around Anselmo, and graduated from Anselmo High School in 1935. November 29, 1939, she married Lawrence (Bus) Schmitz of Anselmo at St. Anselmâ€™s Catholic Church in Anselmo. One son and one daughter blesses this union; Gary and Carolyn.
Vivian Ilene Ritz, 74, of Comstock went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, July 17, 2012, at the Valley County Health System Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at the Wescott Baptist Church in Comstock. The Rev. Don Schauda will officiate. Burial will be in Douglas Grove Cemetery in Comstock. Visitation will be Thursday from 1-4 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Wescott Baptist Church or the Comstock Den. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Viola Pearl (Moninger) Sears was born at Taylor May 6, 1918, to John and Luella (Fales) Moninger, and died June 15, 2012, at the age of 94.
The oldest girl in the family of 11 children, she graduated from Milburn in 1936, and married Hubert Sears of Broken Bow in 1938. They made their home in Seneca, where he worked for Western Public Service.
Their two children were born there, and in 1951, Hubert went to work for Boniville Power Company in Washington. In 1951, they moved to Eugene, Ore., where they retired and continued to live until their death - Hubert in 1991.
Tim Holcomb, 47 of Kearney, passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.