Obituaries August 2017

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Twila Schmidt

TWILA L. SCHMIDT         AGE:  102 OF:  SIDNEY AND FORMER RESIDENT OF HOLYOKE, CO PASSED AWAY:  FRIDAY, AUGUST 4th  FUNERAL SERVICES FOR:  TWILA SCHMIDT WILL BE HELD AT:  1:30 P.M., THURSDAY, AUGUST 10TH IN THE ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN HOLYOKE WITH PASTOR GARY RAHE OFFICIATING BURIAL WILL FOLLOW:  IN THE HOLYOKE CEMETERY VISITATION WILL BE:  IN SIDNEY ON WEDNESDAY FROM 3-7 P.M. AND AT THE ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH IN HOLYOKE FROM 10-1 ON THURSDAY MORNING MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS:  MAY BE MADE IN TWILA’S NAME TO THE ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH OR SRMC HOSPICE GEHRIG-STITT CHAPEL & CREMATION SERVICE IS IN CHARGE OF TWILA’S CARE AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.


Bivien Torres

BIVIEN TORRES, 81 of Ogallala, passed away Sunday, August 6, 2017 at the Sutherland Care Center. Memorials are suggested to St. Luke's Catholic Church in Bivien's memory. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the service will be streamed live for those unable to attend. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Ogallala with Father Thomas Bush as Celebrant. Burial will be in the Ogallala Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. at the Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala. A Rosary will be recited on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at St. Luke's Catholic Church. Prairie Hills Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.


Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller Sr. AGE   92  OF   Lewellen   PASSED AWAY AT  the Regional West Garden County Hospital   ON  Monday, August 7, 2017. Funeral Services FOR   Dennis Miller Sr. WILL BE HELD AT   10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Lewellen United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeniffer Brand officiating.  Burial will follow in the Ash Hollow Cemetery. There will be no visitation. A MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED   to the Lewellen United Methodist Church or the Giving Bee (c/o Western Nebraska VOA, PO Box 128, Lewellen, NE 69147).   FRIENDS MAY VIEW THE ONLINE OBITUARY AND LEAVE A CONDOLENCE AT www.holechekfuneralhomes.com.  HOLECHEK FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS IN Oshkosh IS SERVING THE Miller FAMILY.


Janice Buss

JANICE BUSS 68 OF CHAPPELL PASSED AWAY TUESDAY, AUGUST 8TH. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JANICE BUSS WILL BE HELD AT: 11:00 A.M., SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH  IN THE CHAPPELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PASTOR DAVID ABBOTT  OFFICIATING. BURIAL WILL FOLLOW  AT 3:30 P.M. IN THE RIVERSIDE CEMETERY IN WAUNETA, NEBRASKA.  FRIENDS MAY STOP AT  THE GEHRIG-STITT CHAPEL ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 11TH FROM 1-7:00 P.M.  MEMORIALS MAY BE   MADE IN JANICE’S NAME TO PRECEPTOR ALPHA GAMMA SORORITY. GEHRIG-STITT CHAPEL & CREMATION SERVICE IS IN CHARGE OF JANICES’S CARE AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.


David Ritesman

DAVID G. RITESMAN, 71 of Grant, passed away Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at the Perkins County Hospital in Grant. Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project in David's memory. Condolences may be shared at bullocklongfuneralhome.com. Memorial services will be on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bullock Long Funeral Home in Grant with John Long officiating. No interment of cremains is planned at this time.


Margaret Lezotte 

MARGARET LEZOTTE, 95 of Ogallala, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant. A memorial has been established in her memory for later designation. Condolences can be shared online at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend. The service can also be viewed live at www.methodistchurchogallala.com. Services will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:30am at First United Methodist Church in Ogallala, NE with Rev. Chuck Rager officiating. Visitation will be Friday, August 18, 2017 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm at Prairie Hills Funeral Home in Ogallala, NE. Prairie Hills Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mildred M. Zimmerman

 Mildred Zimmerman, 89, of Gering, passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at her home.  Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.  Her memorial service will be held at 10am on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Ogallala with Reverend Chuck Rager officiating.  Friends are welcome to view an online live video stream of the service at www.methodistchurchogallala.com.  Inurnment will follow at 2pm at Big Springs Cemetery in Big Springs, NE.  The family respectfully requests that in lieu of any flowers, memorials in Mildred’s honor be made in care of First United Methodist Church at 421 N Spruce, Ogallala, NE 69153, or Ogallala Senior Citizen Center at 202 W 1st Street, Ogallala, NE 69153.  Online condolences may be left at www.jolliffefuneralhome.com.  Jolliffe Funeral Home in Scottsbluff, NE is assisting the family with arrangements.


James Gerk

James Edward Gerk, 76, of Julesburg, CO passed away Tuesday, August 15th in Julesburg.  A rosary service will be held at 10am Friday, August 18, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church before mass.  Memorial Mass will be held at 11am, Friday, August 18, 2017 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Julesburg with Father Michael O’Brien officiating.  Inurnment will take place at Hillside Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in James’s memory to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Hospice of The Plains, or to the Julesburg Volunteer Fire Dept. c/o Carolyn Gerk 820 Spruce St. Julesburg, CO 80737.  Austin-Tennant Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.


Irene Barnes

Irene Barnes, of North Platte, NE, died at Centennial Park Retirement Village on Thursday, August 17, 2017, at the age of 99.She is survived by her son, David (Mary) Barnes, of Ogallala, NE; daughter-in-law, Charlotte Barnes, of Fairfield, CA; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and other family.Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the North Platte Berean Church. Burial will follow in the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday at Odean Colonial Chapel in North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may also be shared at odeanchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to Marinatha Bible Camp or the North Platte Berean Church. Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Robet Morrison

Robert Leon Morrison, age 73 of North Platte, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Great Plains Health in North Platte. He is survived by his wife, Sandra; children, Todd (Deb), Monica (Roger) Fuhrman, Brad (Brooke) all of North Platte; grandchildren, Jason (Tonya) Morrison, Chad Knoedler, Chad Triplett, Jesse Morrison, Derek Knoedler, Kasch and Karsen Morrison; great grandchildren, Brookelynn, Syncere, Chance, Hannah and Hailey; a sister, Judy Groome of Denver; a brother, Jim of Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Keystone Fire and Rescue of Keith County NE. Online Condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.Cremation was chosen. A celebration of Bob's life will be 2:00 pm to 4:00pm Thursday August 24, 2017 at Rivers Edge Golf.


Helen May

HELEN A. MAY, 87 of Grant, passed away Saturday, August 19, 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 Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 9:30am at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant, NE with Father Thomas Bush as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Morningview Cemetery in Wallace, NE. Visitation will be Friday, August 25, 2017 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at Bullock-Long Funeral Home. A Rosary will follow at 6:00pm at Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in Grant. Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant, NE is in charge of arrangements.


Blake Edwards

BLAKE EDWARDS, 56 of Ogallala, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. A memorial has been established in Blake's memory for later designation. Condolences may be shared at prairiehillsfuneralhome.com, where the services will be streamed live for those unable to attend. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the New Hope Church in Ogallala with Pastor Eric Wait officiating. Interment of cremains will be in the Ogallala Cemetery. Visitation will be on Wednesday, 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.


Destry Wallin

DESTRY WALLIN Resident of Imperial passed away Thursday, August 17th, 2017, near Haxtun, Colorado. He was 47 years of age. Survivors Include:  Mother Patricia Wallin of Imperial, Ne and Fiancée, Dennis Preston Brother: Greg Wallin and wife, Sherry of Manzanola, CO Brother: Jeff Wallin and wife, Marilee, of Imperial, NE Brother: Steve Wallin and wife, Char, of Imperial, NE Sister: Shawna Rusher and husband, Jeff, of Imperial, NE 5 Nieces and 5 Nephews Funeral Services for Destry Wallin will be held Wednesday morning, August 23rd, 2017, 10:30 A.M. at the Imperial Berean Church, Imperial, NE, with Pastor Matt Maxwell officiating. Interment will follow Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, NE A memorial has been established in Destry’s memory. Online condolences maybe left at liewerfuneralhome.com LIEWER FUNERAL HOME ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS.


Sonya Study

SONYA R. STUDY, 42 of Grant, passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017, at Madonna Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care Facility in Lincoln.Sonya was born September 22, 1974, at Sidney, Nebraska to Louis and Cheri (Beisner) Study.  She was the second child between Louis and Cheri.Sonya is lovingly survived by her mother, Cheri Beisner of North Platte; 2 sisters, Lisa (Scott) Stafford of Colorado Springs, CO, Nicole and (Jamie) Thompson of North Platte; 2 brothers, Chris and Phillip Study, both of Lincoln; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and four great-nephews.Condolences may be shared at bullocklongfuneralhome.com.A Celebration of Life is scheduled for September 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm CDT at the riverside in Cody Park, North Platte, Ne.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your local special needs organization, such as Special Olympics or the Shriner's Hospital.Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is serving the Study family.



Jack McConnell 

Jack McConnell  AGE   87 OF   Lewellen PASSED AWAY AT  Ogallala Community Hospital   ON  Saturday August 19, 2017. Graveside Services FOR   Jack McConnell WILL BE HELD AT   10:30 a.m., Saturday August 26, 2017 at the Ash Hollow Cemetery near Lewellen with Vonnie Brown of the Lewellen Grace Lutheran Church officiating.  The United States Navy will provide military honors. There will be no visitation A MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED   to the Lewellen Grace Lutheran Church.   FRIENDS MAY VIEW THE ONLINE OBITUARY AND LEAVE A CONDOLENCE AT www.holechekfuneralhomes.com.  HOLECHEK FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS IN Oshkosh IS SERVING THE McConnell FAMILY.


Lawrence Tinkham

Lawrence “Larry” Tinkham, a longtime resident of Chase County, passed away Friday morning, August 18, 2017 at Community Hospital in McCook.  He was 85 years of age.  Survivors Include: Son, Patrick and wife, Angela Tinkham of Colby, KS Daughters:  Vickie and husband, Dale Oard of Colby, KS Sue and husband, Bill Hagemann of Culbertson, NE Jennifer and husband, Dan Fosbinder of Wallace, NE Barbara and husband, Clayton Baney of Brule, NE Jane and husband, Travis Keith of Culbertson, NE Kelcy and husband, Jeff Ruggles of McCook, NE 25 Grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren. Memorial Services for Larry Tinkham will be 10:30 (MT), Thursday, August 24, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church of Imperial with Pastor Dirk Weiss and Rev. Melody Newman officiating.  Inurnment will follow at Chase Cemetery, Rural Imperial. There will be no visitation; Larry chose cremation. A memorial has been established in Larry’s memory. Online condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com LIEWER FUNERAL HOME IS ENTRUSTED WITH ARRANGEMENTS


Eddie McClain

Eddie McClain, age 74 of North Platte, passed away August 19, 2017 at Bryan West in Lincoln. Survivors include his loving wife, Carolyn and son, Duane (Kendi) McClain of North Platte, daughter, Vicki McClain of Lancaster, TX, grandchildren, Kortney (C.J. O’Conner) McGaughy, Bart McGaughy, Slade and Hayden McClain, three sisters, Lauretta (Ollie) Valentine of Kearney, Evelyn (Clarence) Correll of Gering, Donna (Leroy) Daly of Tryon, brother-in-law, Ron (Pam) McKain, North Platte, two sister-in-laws Nadean (Gerald) Chandler, Keystone, and Janelle McKain, Gretna, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Roy McClain, father and mother-in-law, Chuck and Elsie McKain, brother-in-law, George McKain, and nephews Bart Daly and Luke McKain. A celebration of Eddie’s life will be 3:00 pm Friday, September 1, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church. A gathering of friends will be immediately following at the Wild West Arena Pavilion. You are encouraged to attend either or both. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund or to Lake Maloney Golf Course. Visitation will be from 1 to 7 pm, Thursday, August 24, and Friday, August 25, with the family receiving friends Thursday 5-7 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel which is in care of arrangements. Online condolences maybe shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.


Tim Robb

Tim Robb Longtime resident of Imperial passed away Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017, in Grant. He was 58 years of age. Survivors Include: Mother: Carol of Imperial, NE Daughters: Samantha Howell and Husband, David, of Spokane, WA Jessica Robb of Spokane, WA Sister: Teresa Miller of Commerce, TX Graveside memorial services for Tim Robb will be held Monday morning, August 28th, 2017,  10:30 A.M. at Mount Hope Cemetery, Imperial, NE, with Randy Hayes officiating. No Visitation, Tim Chose cremation. A memorial has been established in Tim’s memory. On Line condolences may be left at liewerfuneralhome.com LIEWER FUNERAL HOME IN CHARGE OF ARRANGEMENTS



Everett Knerr

EVERETT KNERR AGE: 61 OF CHAPPELL PASSED AWAY  FRIDAY, AUGUST 25TH.MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR  EVERETT KNERR WILL BE HELD AT  10:30 A.M., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30TH IN THE CHAPPELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WITH REV. DAVID ABBOTT OFFICIATING.  SERVICES WILL CONCLUDE AT THE CHURCH. CREMATION HAS BEEN HELD  THERE WILL BE NO VISITATION AND PRIVATE FAMILY INURNMENT WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE. MEMORIAL CONTRIBUTIONS  MAY BE MADE IN CARE OF THE FAMILY FOR FUTURE DESIGNATION. A COMPLETE OBITUARY  WILL AIR WHEN AVAILABLE. GEHRIG-STITT CHAPEL & CREMATION SERVICE IS IN CHARGE OF EVERETT’S CARE AND FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS.


Anselmo Tolentino

Anselmo Tolentino, 81, of Ovid, CO passed away Monday, August 28, 2017 in Thornton, CO surrounded by his loving family.  Visitation will be held Thursday, August 31 at Austin-Tennant Funeral Home from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m with Rosary service following at 7:00 P.M. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 1st at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Father Michael O’Brien officiating.  Interment will follow at the Sedgwick Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the Anselmo Tolentino Memorial Fund c/o Delia Tolentino PO Box 3, Ovid, CO 80744.  Austin-Tennant Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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