Obituaries July 2017

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Carol Chrisp                                                                                                                                                              

Carol Lynn Chrisp, 77, of North Platte passed away July 1, 2017 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg, Ne.Memorials may be made to the Hershey Prayer Shawl Ministry and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.Services will be 10:00 a.m. CST Friday, July 7, 2017 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor Del Unruh officiating.  Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. MT at Ash Hollow Cemetery near Lewellen, NE. with Pastor Jennifer Brand officiating.  Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. with family receiving friends 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements 


Collin Penrod

Collin Alexander Penrod, 18, of Grant, NE, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017.  A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:30 am at the South Platte High School in Big Springs, NE with Reverend Chuck Rager officiating.  Memorials can be made in Collin’s name in lieu of flowers to the South Platte School Athletic Fund c/o Austin-Tennant Funeral Home PO Box 24, Julesburg, CO 80737.  Austin-Tennant Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.  


Kay McClung         

Kay McClung, 77, longtime Big Springs resident, died Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Great Plains Health in North Platte. 

Survivors include her husband Calvin and two sons: Steve (Kristi) McClung and Michael (Deborah) McClung, all of Big Springs; a daughter DeAnn (Jeff) Beck of Elwood; three sisters: Lorna Evelyn of Kimball, Pat (Rex) Wilson of Grant, and Barbara (Jim) Hixon of Big Springs; and five grandchildren:  Kailin and Stephanie, Timothy and Mathew, all of Big Springs and Marissa of Elwood.   

Visitation will be Thursday, July 6, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Draucker Funeral Home.   

The Funeral Service will be Friday, July 7, at 10 a.m. in the Big Springs United Methodist Church.  Rev. Chuck Rager will officiate.  The Service will be live streamed from drauckerfuneralhome.com, for those unable to attend.

Burial is in the Big Springs Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to drauckerfuneralhome.com.  A memorial has been established to the Big Springs United Methodist Church. 

Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.


Mary McCall

Mary McCall, AGE   80                     OF   Chappell, Nebraska                PASSED AWAY AT  Sidney Regional Medical Center, Extended Care in Sidney, Nebraska                       ON  Monday afternoon, July 3, 2017. SURVIVORS INCLUDE:   two children:  Mark and wife Deb McCall of Gering, NE and Patty and husband Tony Olson of Cheyenne, WY; four grandchildren:  T.J., Andy and Brett McCall and Curtis Olson; and two sisters:  Donna Little of Illinois and Millie Eichelberger of Missouri. GRAVESIDE SERVICES FOR   Mary McCall WILL BE HELD AT   2:30 P.M., Monday, July 10, 2017 in the Mennonite Cemetery east of Chappell with Pastor Jack Norris of the Julesburg Mennonite Church officiating. BURIAL WILL BE IN   the Mennonite Cemetery east of Chappell.  VISITATION WILL BE HELD   from 1:00 P.M. until leaving for the cemetery on Monday at the Holechek Funeral Home in Chappell. A MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED   to Adopt A Dog in Chappell FRIENDS MAY VIEW THE ONLINE OBITUARY AND LEAVE A CONDOLENCE AT www.holechekfuneralhomes.com.  HOLECHEK FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS IN CHAPPELL IS SERVING THE McCALL FAMILY.


Charlene Eichner

CHARLENE MARY EICHNER, 58, of Ogallala passed away peacefully Saturday July 8, 2017 at her home in the loving arms of her family after a courageous battle with cancer.  Charlene was born August 28, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan to John and Catherine "Pat" (Carpenter) Tokarski. She graduated from East Detroit High School. Charlene was preceded in death by her father; brother, Tony; brothers-in-law, Raymond Basgall & Mark Cote'. Survivors include her husband, Darrol Eichner of Ogallala; son, Steven Eichner of Lincoln; mother, Pat Tokarski of East Point, MI; sisters, Christine Basgall of Longmont, CO, Karen (Larry) Lemke of Grand Blanc, MI, Kelly Cote' of East Point, MI, Donna (Jeff) Bell of Naples, FL; brother, John (Soon) Tokarski of Golden, CO; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society in Charlene's memory. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ogallala with Pastor John Stubenrouch officiating. No interment of cremains is planned at this time.  Memorial book signing will be on Tuesday, from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala.


Joan Johnson

Joan "Jo" Johnson, 86, of Lemoyne,  peacefully passed away in her home on July 7, 2017.    She leaves behind her daughters Debby and Tina and her son Robert, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lemoyne Senior Center on Saturday, July 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Friends are invited to come and share stories and a dish for a pot luck luncheon. Online condolences may be sent to drauckerfuneralhome.com. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with the  arrangements.


Carol Morrell

Carol  Morrell, 67, longtime resident of Arthur, died Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Indian Hills Manor of Ogallala.Survivors include her husband Andy of Arthur, her younger brother Ben Myhre, and her step-children Shane (Shannon) Morrell, Brandi Morrell Graves, and Denelle (Wade) Fischer; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Cremation was chosen. The Memorial Service will be Saturday, July 15, at 11 a.m. in the Church of Jesus  Christ of Latter Day Saints, located in Whitman, Nebr., on  Highway 2, near mile marker 158.  Barry Oats will conduct the service.  All friends and family are welcome to attend the service and a luncheon following the service.   Inurnment will take place at a later date.  A memorial has been established to the American Diabetes Foundation.  Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with the arrangements.


Anne Farrier

Anne Marie Farrier, 60, of Big Springs, Nebraska passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 in Big Springs.  Memorial services will be held Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 10:30am at the South Platte High School with Pastor Todd Lanman officiating.  A reception will follow the service for all in attendance.  Private family inurnment will be at the Big Springs Cemetery.  Memorials can be made in Anne’s memory to the South Platte Penny Carnival/Student Activity Fund c/o Susan McGreer South Platte Schools 610 Plum St. Big Springs, NE 69122.  Austin-Tennant Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


Doris McClenahan

DORIS A. MCCLENAHAN, 100 of Grant, passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant. A memorial has been established in her memory. Condolences can be shared online at bullocklongfuneralhome.com, where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 14, 2017 at 10:30 am at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant, NE with Father Thomas Bush as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Grant Fairview Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 1pm to 5pm at Bullock-Long Funeral Home. Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant, NE is in charge of arrangements.


Abelardo Hinojosa, Sr.

Abelardo Hinojosa Sr., a longtime resident of Imperial, passed away Wednesday morning, July 12, 2017 from the results of an accident.  He was 51 years of age. Survivors include: Mother, Minerva Hinojosa of San Benito, TX Son, Abelardo Hinojosa Jr. and wife, Elisha of Imperial Son, Nathan Hinojosa and wife, Alysha of Imperial Son, Aaron Eli Hinojosa of Imperial Step-daughter, Laura Lee Co and husband, Luis of Imperial 6 Grandsons Sister, Janie Hinojosa Sister, Julie Benavidez and husband, Manuel Brother, Israel Hinojosa Jr. and wife, Martha Brother, Javier Hinojosa and wife, Norma Sister, Maria Hinojosa  Brother, Juan Hinojosa A Rosary will be recited for Abelardo Hinojosa Sr. on Sunday evening, July 16th, 2017 beginning at 7:00 P.M. (MT) at St, Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imperial with Father Lothar Gilde leading. A Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M. (MT), Monday morning, July 17th, 2017 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imperial with Father Lothar Gilde celebrating. Visitation will be Friday afternoon, July 14th, 2017 from 2:00-6:00 P.M. (MT) at the funeral home in Imperial. Memorials will be designated to a College Fund for Aaron Eli Hinojosa; Abel’s youngest son. Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com LIEWER FUNERAL HOME IS ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS


Bonna Cerny

Bonna J.  Cerny, 86, of Arthur, died July 18, 2017, in Indian Hills Healthcare of Ogallala.Survivors include four sons: Terry, Rex (Carolyn), and Ray Gene, all of Arthur  and Joe (Janet) of Oklahoma City, OK. a sister Edith Stienhauser of Stuart and a brother Jim Johnson of Grand Island; thirteen grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.  Visitation will be Sunday, July 23, from 1 to 5 p.m. in Draucker Funeral Home.The Funeral Service will be Monday, July 24, at 2 p.m. in the Arthur Baptist Church.  Rev. Mark Baldwin will officiate.  The Service will be live streamed from drauckerfuneralhome. com, for those unable to attend.Interment is in the Arthur Cemetery.  A memorial has been established in her memory.  Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with the arrangements.


Murl Mauser

Murl I. Mauser, 90, of Big Springs, Nebraska passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Big Springs.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 10:30am at the Zion Lutheran Church of Big Springs with Reverend Gary Rahe officiating.  Interment will follow at the Big Springs Cemetery.  Memorials can be made in lieu of flowers to the Big Springs Volunteer Fire Dept. or the Zion Lutheran Church c/o Kent Mauser 20544 Rd 24 Big Springs, NE 69122.  Austin-Tennant Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


Faylene Stewart

FAYLENE STEWART, 85 of Ogallala, passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Welcov Assisted Living in Ogallala. Condolences can be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend. A memorial service will be Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11am at the Church of Christ in Ogallala. Interment of cremains will follow in the Ogallala Cemetery. Memorial Book Signing will be Tuesday, August 1st, from 1pm to 6pm at Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala. Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.


Tyler Knaub

TYLER KNAUB, 28 of Las Vegas, NV, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Las Vegas, NV.   Tyler was born March 11, 1989 in Aurora, Colorado to Scott and Jodie (Casavant) Knaub. He graduated from Ogallala High School with the class of 2007. Following 7 years of service Tyler received an honorable discharge, and made his home in Las Vegas, NV. Despite earning an impressive service record, the rigors of conflict left an indelible impression on Tyler. In the coming years he attended UNLV seeking a career in entertainment engineering. In 2012, Tyler's life took on new meaning, when he was blessed with a son, Nova Knaub. Despite the apparent trappings of success that he'd enjoyed throughout much of his life, Tyler struggled with the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Deteriorating relationships and his struggle with PTSD ultimately resulted in a tragedy that has left family and friends in a state of despair and sorrow. The depth of this pain and loss can only be healed by the grace of Jesus. May His comfort be known and felt by all who are hurting.   Tyler was preceded in death by his son, Nova; grandpa, Gary Knaub; 2 uncles, Spencer "Duke" Knaub & Casey "Rooster" Casavant; & brother-in-law, Tyrell Anderson. Left to mourn his passing include his father, Scott (Mary) Knaub of Ogallala; mother, Jodie (Tom Cook) Casavant of Cascade, MT; sister, Whitney (Miall) Newcomb of FL; half siblings, Jensen Knaub & Carter Casavant both of Cascade, MT; step-siblings, Barry (Amber) Melvin of Scottsbluff, Sherry (Dustin) Towell of Ogallala; grandma, Marilynn Knaub of Ogallala; grandparents, Dick (Carol) Casavant and Barb (Steve) Parsons; aunt, Shelly Knaub of Crete; along with many other relatives and friends. Memorials are suggested to "That Others May Live Foundation" in Tyler's memory. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the service will also be streamed live for those unable to attend. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 3:00pm at the New Hope Church in Ogallala with Pastor Eric Wait officiating. No interment of cremains is planned at this time. Memorial book signing will be on Thursday, August 3, 2017 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala. Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.


NaDean Ingram

NaDean Ingram, 85 of Julesburg, Colorado passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Julesburg.  Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Austin-Tennant Funeral Home with Pastor Art Roth officiating.  Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery.  Memorials can be made in NaDean’s name to the Julesburg Mennonite Church or to Hospice of the Plains c/o Scott Ingram 309 W 7th St. Julesburg, CO 80737.  Austin-Tennant Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements.


Micheal Lietz

Michael "Mike" Lietz, 63, of Brule, died July 28, 2017, in his home.Survivors include two brothers: Clarence (wife Diane) and Robert (wife Julie); two sisters: Gloria (husb. Rich) and Rebecca (husb. Dan); his fiancee' Beth; and many nieces and nephews.Cremation was chosen. The Memorial Service will be Friday, August 4, at 10 a.m. MDT, in Draucker Funeral Home. Rev. Chuck Rager of the First United Methodist Church will officiate. The Service will be live streamed from drauckerfuneralhome.com., for those unable to attend. Interment is in Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell on Friday at 2 p.m. CDT. A memorial has been established in his name for later designation. Online condolences may be sent to drauckerfuneralhome.com. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with the arrangements.


Edward Meier

Edward J. Meier, 91, passed away Sunday, July 23, in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by family.  Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Julesburg, Colorado at 11:00 a.m.  A Rosary will be held before services at 9:30 a.m.  Inurnment will be held at a later date.  Memorials can be made in Edward’s name to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church of Julesburg, to be designated to a music fund, 606 W 3rd St. Julesburg, CO 80737.  Austin-Tennant Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


Benjamin Galvin

Benjamin “Ben” Joe Galvin Jr., 67, of Ogallala, NE, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 in North Platte, NE.  Vigil and Rosary evening service will be at 6:00 pm Sunday, August 6 at Tennant Funeral Home in Sterling, Colorado.  Memorial Mass will be at 10:00 am Monday, August 7 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Sterling with Father Michael Bodzioch celebrating.  Inurnment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Sterling.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ben Galvin Memorial Fund care of Tennant Funeral Home, PO Box 1547, Sterling, CO 80751


Gerald Pounds

Gerald "Jerry" Pounds, 83, of Ogallala, died Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Indian Hills Healthcare.Survivors include his brother Dennis Pounds of Richmond, Cal. and other relatives. Cremation was chosen. The memorial service will be Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 1206 N. Spruce, Ogallala. Elder Bob Randall will officiate. Online condolences may be sent to drauckerfuneralhome.com. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is entrusted with the arrangements.


Kathy Percifield

Katherine “Kathy” Percifield, a longtime resident of Chase County, passed away on July 17, 2017 at the Imperial Manor Nursing Home.  She was 70 years of age. She is survived by daughter Diane and husband Rayburn Bischoff of Imperial, son Danny and wife Rhonda Percifield of Lubbock, TX. She is also survived by her six grandchildren April Percifield of Cheyenne, WY, Nicole Benson and husband Aaron of Casper, WY, Bryan Bischoff of Imperial, NE, Rachel Bischoff of Imperial, NE, Carley Percifield of Oklahoma City, OK, Crystal McCellan of Vancouver, WA and sister-in-law Dorothy Bechdolt of Omaha, NE.  Kathy will be missed by many loving friends and extended family. Memorial services for Kathy Percifield will be 10:30 A.M. (MT), Saturday morning, August 12, 2017 at the Champion Community Building in Champion, Nebraska with Mr. Kent Swink officiating.  Inurnment will immediately follow services in the Crete Cemetery in Rural Champion, Nebraska. No visitation; cremation was chosen. A Memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society in Kathy’s memory. Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com LIEWER FUNERAL HOME IS ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS



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