Archive - Obituary
January 17th, 2012
Clay Struempler, age 73 of Loomis, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at the Phelps County Memorial Hospital in Holdrege.
Clay was born Dec. 25, 1938, at the Buffalo community north of Lexington, to Albert and Isabel (Dirksen) Struempler. He attended country school north of Buffalo, and went on to attend high school in Oconto.
Willard Wilson Keller died at the Riverside Community Hospital, Riverside, Calif., Jan. 11, 2012. He was born June 28, 1917, on the Keller ranch at Cascade, Nebr. He grew up on the banks of the North Loup river where he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He attended Cascade Elementary School and graduated from Dunning High School in 1935. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Agriculture in Lincoln.
February 24, 1940, he married Myra Patterson of Dunning. To this union five daughters were born: Carolyn, Kay, Nelda (Babe), Willa, and Beverly.
Leland â€śLeeâ€ť Charles Teahon, 83, of Halsey, passed away in Kearney, Jan. 5, 2012. Lee was born Sept. 7, 1928, to Charles James and Clara Catherine (Franssen) Teahon in Anselmo.
He graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1945. After high school, Lee and some friends made their way to Cody to find work. It was during Leeâ€™s time in Cody that he met Anne Marie Barnes of Hay Springs.
Lee and Anne were married on Leeâ€™s 21st birthday at Nenzel. They moved to Broken Bow in 1950, where Lee worked for Fred Bates. During their time in Broken Bow, Lee and Anne had five children.
Francis Lloyd Wescott was born Nov. 19, 1925, at his grandmother's house a mile and half north of Brewster, just one half mile from where he lived most of his life. He attended school at Dunning and then Brewster. He went peacefully into the arms of his Savior Jan. 6, 2012.
He rode his horse to Ogallala when he was 16 all by himself. He then worked around Lisco, working cattle.
Hattie Hope Wolfe died peacefully Dec. 26, 2011, at Mt. Solo Family Home under Hospice care. Surviving are her son, Dean Fisher, and her daughter, Connie Wallace.
Edna Ruth Fisher, age 95 of Comstock, died at the Plum Creek Well Life in Lexington. Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Interment will be in the Douglas Grove Cemetery at Comstock. Visitation will be Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Comstock Fire dept. or the Lexington United Methodist Church.
Donald G. Runyan, 89 of Indianapolis, Ind., passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012. He was born March 18, 1922, in Mason City, to the late Wright and Eva Runyan.
Don was a veteran of the United States Air Corp. and graduate of Southern Methodist University. He worked for the FAA for 30 years, primarily as an Air Traffic Controller and later in data systems. Don was also a member of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.
Lyle Duane Zimmerman was born in Broken Bow, Jan. 24, 1955 to Duane and Berniece (Wrasse) Zimmerman and was raised on his parents farm southwest of Ansley. He passed away Dec.20, 20ll, at the age of 56, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Funeral services were held in Broken Bow at Govier Brothers Mortuary Friday, Dec. 23, with Pastor Mark Stones officiating. A private family burial of his ashes was Friday, Dec 30, in the Broken Bow cemetery, with Pastor Mark Stones present.
Colonel Melvin Frank Huss, 82, of Lexington, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, at Lexington. Melvin was born June 2, 1929, at Herndon, Kan., to Frank and Pauline (Kogl) Huss.
He attended school at Herndon, Kan. Following his schooling, he worked at the Omaha Stockyards. Melvin attended Auctioneer School in Mason City, Iowa. He auctioned at the McCook Livestock Market and did farm sales in the 1940s.
August 22, 1950, he was united in marriage to Delores E. Lorens at St. Johnâ€™s Catholic Church at Beardsley, Kan. Three children were blessed to this union; Richard, Ronald and Janelle.
December 28th, 2011
Pamela Jane Rodocker, 64, of Halsey, died near Halsey Dec. 22, 2011.
She was born June 17, 1947, in Hebron, to Robert and Leona Williamson Widler. She lived in Belvidere, before later moving with her family to Anselmo, and then settling in Dunning.
She graduated from Halsey-Dunning High School in 1965, and Feb. 22, 1969, she married Terry D. Rodocker in Halsey. To this union was born a daughter, Teena. Pam made Halsey her home until her death.