Obituaries June 2017

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                                                              Genevieve Tomky

Genevieve Tomky passed away Sunday evening, June 4, 2017, at the Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial, Nebraska.  She was 84 years of age.   

Survivors include:  Husband: Wilford of Lamar, Nebraska. 

Son: Jim Tomky and wife Mary of Amherst, Colorado. 

Son: Bill Tomky and wife Christine of Lamar, Nebraska. 

Daughter: Susan Castle and husband Larry of Imperial, Nebraska. 

Son: Ken Tomky and wife Janet of Lamar, Nebraska. 

8 Grandchildren:  

7 Great-grandchildren   

Sisters: Donna Spellerberg of Ligerwood, ND; Lovie Brough and husband Bruce of New Brighton MN; Karey Mackey of Waverly, KY; and Joyce Swendsrud and husband Don, of Monticello, MN 

A Funeral Mass for Genevieve Tomky will be held Tuesday morning, June 13, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., (MT) at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke, Colorado, with Fr. Bill Jungmann and Fr. Bernard Lorenz officiating. 

Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Green Lawn Cemetery, Lamar, Nebraska. 

A Rosary will be held Monday evening, June 12, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., (MT) at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke, Colorado, with Fr. Bill Jungmann and Fr. Bernard Lorenz reciting. 

Visitation will be held Monday afternoon, June 12, 2017, 2:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Holyoke, Colorado.   

A memorial has been established to EWTN Catholic Radio. 

On-line condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com 

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                                                                      Elmer Hessman 

Elmer Hessman, longtime resident of Champion passed away Friday June 2nd, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Center in Wood River, Nebraska. Elmer was 85 years of age. 

Survivors Include: 

Daughter: Sarah Dack and husband, Randy, of Grand Island, NE 

Son: Charles Hessman of Champion, NE 

Daughter: Susan Hessman and Marc Duncan, of Houston, TX 

3 Grandchildren 

11 Great Grandchildren 

Graveside Interment Services for Elmer Hessman will be held Thursday morning, June 8th, 2017, 10:30 A.M. at the Crete Cemetery at Champion, Nebraska. with Pastor Robby Clay and Kent Swink officiating. 

Visitation will be held before services on Tuesday morning, June 8th, 2017, 9:00 A.M. -10:00 A.M. at the funeral home in Imperial. 

A memorial has been established in Elmer’s memory. 

Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com 

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                                                            Natasha Rowley 

Natasha Rowley, former resident of Imperial, passed away Friday, June 2, 2017, in Arvada, Colorado. Natasha was 25 years of age. 

Survivors include: 

Daughter: Kylee Rowley of Arvada, Co 

Son: Bodhi (Bo-dee) Shinn of Arvada, CO 

Father: Dwight Rowley of Imperial, NE 

Sisters: Sasheensa  (Sha-Sheen-na) Shinn and Husband, Kerry, of Imperial, NE 

           Ariel Winter and Husband, Brandon, of Eustis, NE 

Grandmothers: JoAnne Rowley of Imperial, NE 

                         Louise McCarroll of Greeley, CO. 

Memorial Services for Natasha Rowley will be held Saturday morning, June 10th, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating. A Private family inurnment will held at a later date. 

A memorial has been established in Natasha’s memory. 

Online condolences maybe left a liewerfuneralhome.com 

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                                                     Gerald Stickley

GERALD "JERRY" W. STICKLEY, 76 of rural Ogallala, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Perkins County Hospital in Grant.   

Gerald was born June 16, 1940 on the family farm just north of Grant. Jerry was Baptized at the Trinity Lutheran Church south of Ogallala on July 7, 1940, renewing his Baptismal vows through the rite of Confirmation on April 3, 1955. 

Jerry attended school in Grant before entering the U.S. Navy, where he served on the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans. Following his discharge in 1961, Jerry returned to the area to farm. On September 1, 1961, Jerry was united in marriage to Shirley L. Smith at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ogallala. The couple made their home northwest of Brule, where they farmed and raised their children, Rick, Paula, Jeff and Mark.  

In the mid 1990's,  Jerry and his family moved south of Ogallala where he began to farm some of his late uncle Dittmer's ground.  

Jerry was dedicated to farming, but made it a priority in life to take his family to Lake McConaughy nearly every weekend during the summer months. Countless wonderful memories were made throughout those summers, which were typically filled with fun, family gatherings and meals. Jerry had the heart of a teacher, and as a father, he was often imparting wisdom to his children without the need for words.  

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Patricia Stickley; brother-in-law, Henry Christensen; mother and father-in-law, Clarence and Florence Smith; and uncle, John Dittmer. 

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Shirley Stickley of Ogallala; children, Rick (Bonnie) Stickley of Madison Lake, MN, Paula (Dale) Sparks of Lincoln, Jeff Stickley of Ogallala, Mark (Debi) Stickley of Hershey; 10 grandchildren, Amyber (Fiance, Zachary), Devick, Latisha, Kelsey, Preston, Shania, Quentin, Brandon (Brandi), Tyler, MiKayla (Ryan); 3 Great-Grandchildren, Payton, Austin & Breckin; 2 sisters, Roberta Vieyra of North Platte, Lorrie Christensen of Big Springs; brother, Kenny Stickley of Ogallala; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

A memorial has been established in Jerry's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at bullocklongfuneralhome.com, where the services will be streamed live for those unable to attend. 

Services will be on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church south of Ogallala with Rev. Wayne Pick officiating. Burial with military honors by the Keith County Veterans Organizations will follow in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. 

Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant. 

Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is in charge of arrangements. 


                                                        Dennis Dahnke

Dennis D.  Dahnke, 68, of Ogallala, died Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in his home.Memorial Services are  Saturday, June 17th at 10:00 am  from the  Draucker Funeral Home in  Ogallala. A memorial has been established to the Ogallala Moose Lodge.Inurnment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetey at Stratton, NE.The Services will be livestreamed for those unable to attend.Friends my stop by and signed the book on Friday, June 16th from 9:00am to 5:00 pm at the Funeral HomeDraucker Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


                                                         Glenn Marr

Glenn Marr, AGE   74                     OF   Sidney, Nebraska and formerly Chappell and Oshkosh                

PASSED AWAY AT  his home in Sidney                       

ON  Saturday morning, June 10, 2017. 

SURVIVORS INCLUDE:   his wife Beth Marr of Sidney, NE; three sons:  Russell Glen Marr of Arvada, CO, Donald Glenn Maar of Wray, CO and Michael James Houser of Wichita, KS; two daughters:  Terri Lynn McMahon of Commerce City, CO and Lisa Marie Houser of Sidney, NE; 13 Grandchildren, 18 Great-grandchildren and 1 Great, great-grandchild. 

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR   Glenn Marr 

WILL BE HELD AT   11:00 A.M., Saturday, June 24th, 2017 in the Chappell United Methodist Church with Pastor Leon “Bud” Gillespie officiating.  Inurnment will follow in the Chappell Cemetery. 

CREMATION HAS TAKEN PLACE AND THERE IS NO VISITATION AT THE FUNERAL HOME         

A MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED   TO THE FAMILY 

FRIENDS MAY VIEW THE ONLINE OBITUARY AND LEAVE A CONDOLENCE AT www.holechekfuneralhomes.com.  

HOLECHEK FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS IN CHAPPELLK IS SERVING THE  MARR FAMILY. 


                                                            Russell Haddan

RUSSELL HADDAN, 71 of Ogallala, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Bryan Medical Center East in Lincoln.  Arrangements are pending at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Friday 

Russell was born September 30, 1945 at Alexandria, Nebraska to Donald and Norma (Polage) Haddan. After attending school in rural Alexandria, Russ went to work for a construction company that was contracted to develop the I-80 Interstate.  

Russ primarily worked with heavy equipment, and in the late 1960's, he climbed down from his road scraper to settle in Ogallala. Russ worked for Beal Construction for a few years before founding Platte Valley Wrecking & Salvage south of Ogallala in the early 1970's. Russ' work was more like play to him, and he never felt the need to step away despite struggles with his health in recent years. 

Needless to say, Russ was a "car guy." He craved hearing the roar of an engine, and spent countless summer days at drag and stock car races as well as demolition derby's. When the demo derby was finished, he would routinely make offers to buy the cars that didn't fare so well. 

Russ had an easy-going way about him. He was forgiving and slow to make judgments. Russ had a gift for working unsuspecting family members and friends into a lather with his sarcasm. His dry humor was almost always accompanied by his signature wheezing laugh, which for the uninitiated, was the first obvious sign that he was having fun at your expense.  

Russ was a lover of westerns and war shows. He also loved hunting, fishing and camping over the years. Whether it was working in the salvage yard, soaking in the experience of the races & derby's, or just getting a rise out of people, Russ had a knack for finding beauty in the present. 

Russ was preceded in death by 2 children; his parents; and a sister, Patricia Watson. 

Survivors include his best friend and companion, Linda Avery of Ogallala; 8 children; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Doyle Haddan of Lincoln; sister, Maxine Haddan of Fairbury; along with many other relatives and good friends. 

A memorial has been established in Russell's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend. 

Services will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the New Hope Church in Ogallala with Pastor Duane Dunwoody officiating. Burial will be in the Ogallala Cemetery. 

Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala. 

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements. 


                                                                  Edward Forney

EDWARD FORNEY, 67 of Madrid, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at the Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook.   

Edward was born August 1, 1949 at Elma, Washington to Arthur and Frances (Peek) Forney. He graduated from Rawlins High School in Wyoming.  

In 1967, Edward entered the U.S. Army, where he served honorably in Vietnam. Edward served extended time in the Army, having fulfilled his commitment in 1977. Edward eventually moved to Madrid to care for his elderly parents, who had moved there in retirement.  

Edward's family wishes to convey their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors, nurses and staff at the Perkins County Hospital who took such wonderful care of Edward before his move to McCook.  

Condolences may be shared with the family at bullocklongfuneralhome.com. Edward was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Lloyd. 

Survivors include his daughter, Rachel L. Johnson of McMinnville, OR; brothers, James of Madrid, Charles of Rawlins and Roger and wife Terry of Oklahoma City, OK; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

It was Edward's wish to be cremated, and a private service will be held at a later date. Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is in charge of arrangements. 


                                                              Laurel Heath

LAUREL L. HEATH, 73 of Ogallala, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at home. Laurel was born November 4, 1943 at Hawthorn, California to Westleigh and Doris (Donielson) Heath. She attended school in California. Life brought Laurel to Ogallala just a few years ago, where she had planned to make her home after a career as a librarian. She was preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include her sister, Holly Saba of Bush, LA. It was Laurel's wish to be cremated. No services are planned at this time. Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.


                                                              Jim Bob Cassell

JIM BOB CASSELL, 38 of Ogallala, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at his home. Jim Bob was born January 29, 1979 at North Platte, Nebraska to William "Bill" and Velda (Dunlap) Cassell. Jim Bob was raised in Stapleton, and attended Stapleton High School.Jim Bob worked in construction for several years in and around North Platte, primarily in concrete and asphalt. Jim Bob's life was blessed with a son, Casey in 2001. On May 23, 2003, he married Angela Owens, and by that union, gained 3 sons and a daughter. Jim Bob struggled with declining health at a young age, which eventually led to his disability.Jim Bob enjoyed hanging out with his friends, especially his best friend Joey, and listening to music. When he was able, he also loved tinkering around on cars. Jim Bob had a caring heart, and tried his best to be of help to those around him.  Mostly, Jim Bob cherished the time he could spend with his family, who were very dear him. Jim Bob was preceded in death by his father, William "Bill" Cassell along with his grandpa, Ken Dunlap.He is survived by his wife, Angela Owens-Cassell of Ogallala; his sons, Casey Cassell, Darrien Petteway, Delmas Moore and Ki-Jana Owens; daughter, Constance Owens; 3 granddaughters, Zuriyah, Aurora & Pandora Owens-Reed; his mother, Velda Cassell of Stapleton, sister, Faye Ann Yost of North Platte; brother, Will (Michelle) Cassell of Wyoming; grandma, Vivian Dunlap of Stapleton; as well as many other relatives and friends. Condolences may be shared with the family at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com. Details for a memorial service will be announced at a later date. Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.


                                                        Dean Dack                                                                                                                             

Dean  Dack, 74, of Paxton, died June 19, 2017, in the University of Nebraska Med. Center in Omaha. Survivors include his wife Vesta and his son Del (wife Geri) Dack, all of Paxton; his daughter Cindy (husband Terry) Nichols of Hershey; three grandsons: Chase (Jamie) Nichols of Wauneta; Cody (special friend Mariah) Nichols of Sidney, Mont.; and Josh (Amanda) Dack of Paxton.  Two granddaughters: Michelle (Avery) Thomas of Lincoln and Taylor Dack of Paxton.  Also two great-grandchildren: Cord Nichols and Joann Nichols, both of Wauneta.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 22, from 9a.m. to 4 p.m. in Draucker Funeral Home.The Wake and Rosary Service will follow at 6 p.m. in St. Lukes Catholic Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. in St. Lukes Catholic Church with the Rev. Bryan Ernest the Celebrant. Online condolences may be sent to drauckerfuneralhome.com. Both Services will be live streamed for those unable to attend.  Cremation will follow the Service.  A memorial has been established to Alcoholics Anonymous. Inurnment will take place in the Paxton Cemetery at a later date. 

Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with the arrangements.  


                                                      Donna Holscher

DONNA B. HOLSCHER, 87 of Ogallala, passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Indian Hills Healthcare Community in Ogallala. 

A memorial has been established in her memory for later designation. Condolences can be shared online at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend. 

Services will be Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 10am at St. John's Lutheran Church south of Ogallala with Pastor Robert Pierce officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 28th from 1pm to 6pm, with a Prayer Service at 7pm at Prairie Hills Funeral Home. 

Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala, NE is in charge of arrangements. 


                                                                Joy Smith

Joy Smith, longtime resident of Imperial, passed away Thursday morning, June 22, 2017, at the Chase County Community Hospital, Imperial. Joy was 85 years of age. 

Survivors Include: 

Son: Mike Molzahn and wife, Diana, of Trenton, NE 

Step- Daughter: Teri Spady and husband, Lennie, of Imperial, NE 

Step- Sons: Mike Smith and wife, Ann, of Imperial, NE 

                    Dick Smith and wife, Susie, of Omaha, NE 

14 Grandchildren 

Sister: Marcia Rider of Imperial, NE 

Funeral Services for Joy Smith will be held Monday morning, June 26th, 2017, at the Zion Lutheran Church of Imperial, with Pastor David Kahle officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, NE. 

The family has requested private family visitation only. 

A memorial has been established in Joy’s memory. 

Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com 

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                                                                  Donna Bartels 

Donna Bartels, resident of the Imperial and Enders, Nebraska, area passed away Wednesday June 21, 2017, at the Southlake Village Care Center in Lincoln, NE. Donna was 77 years of age. 

Survivors Include: 

Husband: Wayne of Enders, NE 

Daughter: Carla McKinney and Husband, Greg, of Imperial, NE 

4 Grandchildren 

Brother: Paul Kunnemann and wife, Lorna, of Imperial, NE 

Funeral Services for Donna Bartels will be held Tuesday Morning, June 27th, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at the St Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural Wauneta, NE, with Pastor Keith Wellman officiating. Interment will follow at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wauneta, NE 

Visitation will be held Monday afternoon, June 26th, 2017, 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home in Imperial, NE. 

A memorial has been established in Donna’s memory. 

On line condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com 

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                                                    Robert Gimer, Sr.                                                                                                                                  

Robert  Gimer, Sr., 81, of Lake McConaughy,  died June 12, 2017, in his home. Cremation was chosen. The  Memorial Service will be Thursday, June 29, at 10 a.m. in Draucker Funeral Home.  Rev. Mark Baldwin of the Paxton United Methodist Church will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to drauckerfuneralhome.com, from which the Service will be live streamed, for those unable to attend.  

A memorial has been established to the Lemoyne Senior Center.   

Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with the arrangements.


                                                               George D. Jenik

George D. Jenik, 82, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Sterling.   Visitation will be held at Austin-Tennant Funeral Home in Julesburg from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 28th.  Rosary service will be held Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Julesburg.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 29th at 10:00 a.m. at St Anthony’s Catholic Church with Father Michael O’Brien celebrating.  Interment will follow at the Sedgwick Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the George Jenik Memorial Fund c/o Connie Loos 720 Chestnut St. Julesburg, CO 80737.  Austin-Tennant Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. 


                                                                      Arlene Large 

Arlene Large, longtime resident of the Blanche community and Imperial passed away early Thursday morning at her home in Imperial. Arlene was 81 years of age. 

Survivors Include: 

Husband: Marvin of Imperial, NE 

Son: Joey Large and wife, Myra, of Wauneta, NE 

Son: Kevin Large and wife, Sandra, of Hayes Center, NE 

Son: Dean Large and wife, Janice, of Wauneta, NE 

Son: Dale Large and wife, Elisa, of Imperial, NE 

Daughter: Regina Pederson and Husband, Stuart, Burrton, KS 

18 Grandchildren 

24 Great-Grandchildren 

Sister: Lela Marie Hamilton of Wauneta, NE 

Funeral Services for Arlene Large will be held Monday morning, July 3rd, 2017, 10:00 A.M. at the United Methodist Church of Imperial, with Pastor Dirk Weiss officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, Nebraska. 

Visitation will be held Sunday afternoon July 2nd, 2017, 2:00-5:00 P.M. at the funeral home In Imperial, NE. 

On line condolences can be left at liewerfuneralhome.com 

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                                                             Ron Carr                                                                                                                                  

Ron Carr, 86, lifetime South Whitman resident, died June 28, 2017, in Perkins County Health in Grant, Nebr.

Survivors include his wife Shirley, and sons Ronn (Judy) Carr, Randy Carr and Reagan (Vivienne) Carr, all of Whitman; two daughters: Sally Monahan and Sue Albert, both of Arthur, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  

There will be Private Family Services in the Eclipse Cemetery in rural McPherson County.  George Licking will officiate.  A memorial has been established in his memory.    

Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with the arrangements.   


                                                               Joyce Schwenk 

Joyce Schwenk, longtime resident of rural Wauneta, Nebraska, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 29th, 2017, at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home in Imperial, NE. Joyce was 88 years of age. 

Survivors Include: 

Sons: Matt Schwenk and wife, Tammy, of Hayes Center, NE 

          Nick Schwenk of Hayes, KS 

Daughters: Janet Keiser and husband, Rich, of rural Wauneta, NE 

                   Rhonda Brunkhorst and husband, Lynn, of Wauneta, NE 

8 Grandchildren 

6 Great-Grandchildren 

Funeral Services for Joyce Schwenk will be held Wednesday, July 5th, 2017, 2:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Imperial, NE, with Pastors Dirk Weiss and Melody Newman officiating. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery, Wauneta, NE. 

Visitation will be held Wednesday morning before services, July 5th, 2017, 9-11:00 P.M. at Liewer Funeral Home in Wauneta, NE 

A memorial has been established in Joyce’s memory. 

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