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Monday, June 19, 2017
During Arlyn's senior year of high school, he qualified in the calf roping for the National High School Rodeo Finals in Harrison, Nebraska, where he ended up placing 2nd.Arlyn was drafted into active duty in March of 1959 and was stationed in El Paso, Texas until March 1963. A few years and moves later, he settled in Arlee, Montana where through a prior marriage Arlyn had five kids: Patty, Todd, Billie, Sheila and Katy. During that time Arlyn was very well known and respected as one of the best in heavy equipment operation and construction in both Montana and Wyoming. Because of his knowledge and skill, Arlyn was hired to teach heavy equipment classes at the Missoula Vocational Technical Center for several years.Rodeo was the love of his life until he met Carol Stevenson. Together they won numerous titles including all-arounds, reserves, finals championships in calf-roping, team-roping, ribbon roping and barrel racing. In 2005, both Arlyn and Carol were inducted into the NSPRA Hall of Fame.Arlyn is survived by his best friend and love, Carol Stevenson and Woofer-Huntsville, Texas, Patty (Brad, Jessica and Dex) Fallon, Nevada, Todd, Reno, Nevada, Billie (Eric, Tyler, Brandon and Austin) Billings, Sheila (Mike) Aurora, Colorado, Katy (Ken, Ryan, Allyson, and Andrew) Firestone, Colorado, and Audrey Brandvik, Forsyth.The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. ti...Saturday, June 10, 2017
Nov. 16, 1931, in Stuart, to Roy and Muriel (Van Norman) Patitz. He was a corporal in the Marine Corps serving as an air control operator in Florida and California. He attended the University of Nebraska where he met Iva, and on May 22, 1955, they were married. K.D. managed Blue River Bank and sold insurance in McCool Jct., retiring in 1993.They wintered in Coolidge, Ariz., where they enjoyed snowbird friends, 4-wheeling in the mountains, playing and singing music. K.D. loved the Sandhills, music, hunting, fishing, wood building projects, and a good joke. He was a member of the McCool United Methodist Church, York Masonic Lodge, American Legion, and the York County Cattleman's Association.He is survived by his wife, Iva, of Lincoln, daughters Carolyn Newton, of McCool Jct., Jan (Dan) Bolin, of Lincoln; son-in-law, Dave Smith, of Lincoln, grandchildren: Eric (Christine) Newton, of Omaha, Brandon (Megan) Bolin of Lincoln, Melissa (Alex) Kumm, of Gretna, Danielle (Greg) Shur, of Hershey, Jessica (Billy) Johnston, of Eaton, Colo., Michelle (Tim) Newton, of Geneva, Shannon Smith of Lincoln, great-grandchildren: Will and Aspen Johnston, Raelynn and Emily Kumm, Paxton and Natalie Suhr, Dylan Bolin, Paityn Peppie and Levi Newton, brother, Leroy (Beverly) Patitz of Hastings. K.D. was preceded in de...Tuesday, April 18, 2017
House in Crete. Paul enjoyed wood working, gardening, traveling & fishing. He grew up in a large family on the farm. He graduated from Crete High School, then went on to attend the University of Nebraska where he majored in Art & Architecture for two years before being asked to return to the farm. Paul was a builder & land developer his entire career. Paul was a devoted & loving husband, father & grandfather. He was a practical joker & a great story teller.Paul is survived by his wife; Laurel, sons; Paul (Melissa McCoy) Muff, Will (Stacey) Muff, Scott (Kristin) Muff, Charles B. (Shandi) Muff, grandchildren; Jacob, Tate, Scott, Jr., Paul A., siblings; Ben Muff of Gardner, Iowa, Berniece Murray of Crete, Bill (Judy) Muff of Lakewood, Colo., Ron (Kathy) Muff of Nora Springs, Iowa, Ken (Vicky) Muff of Martell, Loretta (Artie) Kubicek of Crete, Donna (Dwaine) Novak of Crete. He is preceded in death by his parents; William & Margaret Muff, sister; Florence McKay, brother; Gene Muff.A celebration of Paul's life will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, at First Plymouth Church, 2000 D Street, Lincoln. Memorials may be given to CHI St. Elizabeth Hospice, or to the family for future designation. Arrangements: Colonial Chapel Funeral Home; lincolnccfh.com...Saturday, April 08, 2017
Bella, Daphne, Desirae and Tanner; a brother, Russell (Clarice) Paulson of Alcester, South Dakota; stepchildren, Vickie (Bob) Hubbard of Harbor City, California, Tammy McShane (Bert Colon) of Omaha, Nebraska, Cathy (Darren) Hamilton of Colorado, Springs, Colorado, Cindy Freeman of Seattle, Washington and Michelle McShane (Jeff Harmon) of Topeka, Kansas; 12 stepgrandchildren, six step-greatgrandchildren; and several “fur” grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter Stephanie in infancy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Jan Paulson and Ronald and Donna Paulson, her husband Donald McShane in 2015 and her three former husbands.A memorial visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, April 6, at Wass Funeral Home in Alcester, South Dakota.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wassfuneralhome.com.Saturday, April 08, 2017
Farmers Mutual Insurance and the couple built a new home in Beemer, moving into it in 1973. Henry was instrumental in forming the first hog co-op in Cuming County. He later started Nebraskaland Farm and Home Realty in 1976 and operated it until his retirement.Henry was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Beemer, Beemer American Legion Post #159, and the Cuming Co. Historical Society, where he served as its first president. He loved genealogy, collecting tokens, where he belonged to a Token Collecting Club. He and Darlene enjoyed traveling and especially spending time in Branson, MO the last several years. He was a pilot and loved flying in his younger years.Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Darlene of Beemer, NESon-Zelan and wife Sarah Heller of Rogers, NE and family Katie (Benjamin) Mattson of Omaha and children-twins Royce and Magnus, and Hawken First Lt. Michael Heller of San Antonio, TX Matthew (Becky) Heller of Blair and children-Millie and Vivie Andrew Heller of North Bend, NEDaughter- Roxie and husband Keenan Meyer of Pilger, NE and family Jamie (Kristina) Meyer of Lincoln Lacey (John) Amavi of Maple Grove, MN and daughter Stella Jenna (Eric) Andrews of Kingsley, IA and son BrockBrother-Andy (Lillian) Heller of Wisner, NESister- Anna Mae Breitkreutz of Wisner, NEHenry was preceded in death by his parents, sister-Henrietta Kruse and a brother-in-law- Francis Breitkruetz.
Nebraska Funeral News
Monday, June 26, 2017
Aschoff) Gentrup, the third child of ten. He and his brother, Ed, traveled to Wisconsin for work where he met his bride, Doris Schueller in Milwaukee, WI. They married in August 1959 then moved to Nebraska where he farmed north of Wisner for more than 50 years, worked at Waldbaum’s, and maintained Grant township’s roads for more than 20 years. He and Doris retired to Beemer in 2015.He was a long-time member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner serving as a Eucharistic Minister and in the Knights of Columbus as a member and officer, including Grand Knight. He lives on through his wife, Doris (Schueller) Gentrup, their seven children, and grandchildren: Christine (Bill) Maerling and children [Shelby; John (Courtney); Joshua]; Jim (Janee) Gentrup and children [Lindsay (Christopher); Nate; Jessi; Tom]; Joe Gentrup [Vicki Bishop] and son [Ryan]; Cathy (Wayne) Heyen and children [Aaron, Hannah, Leah]; Cynthia (Randy) Schultz and daughter [Madison]; Regina (Anthony) Byars and daughter [Eva]; Michele (Gary) LaBreck and sons [Tyler & Drew]. He also lives on through his five brothers and two sisters, Anton (Esther) Gentrup, Bernice (Len) Wadas, Ed (Dot) Gentrup, Vic Gentrup, Denis (Marilyn) Gentrup, Florence (Larry) Ridder, Kenny Gentrup and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, beloved sisters, Mildred and Barbara, and nephew, Darin.We will celebrate his life on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:30am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wisner. First visitation to be held Tuesday, June 20, 2017 from 3:00-8:00pm with vi...Monday, June 19, 2017
Elder Lasater enrolled in a program through the University of Maryland to qualify for Operation Bootstrap, a program that enabled him to attend Omaha University (later known as the University of Nebraska Omaha) for six months to complete his bachelor’s degree in political science.Later, while stationed in England, he enrolled in an overseas program offered through the University of Southern California — combined with the London School of Economics, Oxford and Cambridge universities — and obtained a master’s degree.According to the U.S. Air Force website, he completed Squadron Officer School in 1966 and graduated from the National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C., in 1974.During his military career he held many responsibilities and assignments, which included serving as a deputy assistant secretary of defense for European and North Atlantic Treaty Organization policy. He was also the principal director for European and North Atlantic Treaty Organization policy, and he worked in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, Washington, D.C.Prior to his retirement, he served as the senior military adviser to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency of the State Department, and was U.S. Commissioner to the Standing Consultative Committee at Geneva SALT talks XIX and XX, as commander of the SAC 4th Air Divition (responsible for B-52 bombers, ICBMs, and 28,000 men). He also served as deputy assistant Secretary of Defense under Caspar Weinberger.Elder Lasater and his wife moved more than 33 times over the course of his career.During one of the family’s stays in Germany, Elder Lasater served as a Regional Representative assigned to the Servicemen’s Stake in Europe — the same stake he had previously presided over — which, at the time, covered 65,000 square miles.“At the time of the call, Major Lasater thought himself an unlikely man for the job, since he was required to spend nearly all his time flying to various U.S. bases throughout Europe, training and evaluating pilot performance,” according to an Ensign magazine article from May 1987. “But President Lee set him apart, promising him that he would be able to preside over and conduct the affairs of the stake without interference from his work. President Lee further blessed him that his advancement in the military ranks would be extraordinary.”The next day, as Elder Lasater was preparing to leave on a routine flight evaluation visit to bases in Europe, he was called in by his commanding general and told his assignment had been changed. He would no longer travel, and instead joined that general’s office as his executive assistant.Elder Lasater retired after more than 30 years in the military. He accepted the call to preside over the New Zealand Aukland Mission from 1984 to 1987 and was called to serve as a General Authority Seventy 1987.“I think the great challenge in life is to teach not only our children but also ourselves to make the transition from institutional discipline to self-discipline,” he said in a Church News article printed on April 25, 1987. “As a commanding officer or as a mission president, I can’t command or order airmen, members or missionarles to be loyal, to be honest, or to be loving. Those are characteristics that come from within us and that we have to give freely.”His wife, their five children, 26 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren survive him.A funeral is scheduled for Monday, June 19, at 11 a.m., in the North Ogden 7th Ward meetinghouse located at 205 E. Elberta Dr., North Ogden, Utah. A public viewing is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Boulevard, Ogden, and at the meetinghouse prior to the funeral from 10 to 10:45 a.m.p class=...Saturday, June 10, 2017
First Lutheran Church in Blair. Visitation will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Campbell Aman Funeral Home.Marilyn Claire (Reeh) Kempcke was born May 22, 1927, in Kennard, Nebraska, the daughter of Earl Leslie Reeh and Theodora (Finch) Reeh. She was Baptized and Confirmed in Christ at the First Congregation Church in Blair. Marilyn started school at Fort Calhoun then attended Riverview rural school from fifth to eight grade before returning to Fort Calhoun, where she graduated with the class of 1944. She then went on to study at Wayne State and Dana College, where she received her teaching certificate. Marilyn began teaching at a rural school in Lincoln in 1944. She continued teaching at Wranch School and finally, Sutherland School, until 1950.In that time, Marilyn married Arthur Kempcke in January of 1949 at the First Congregational Church of Blair. To this union were born two children: son, Jeffrey, and daughter, Susan.Marilyn is survived by her son, Jeff (Lynette) Kempcke; daughter, Sue (Duane) Hilgenkamp; grandchildren: Kiley (Nate) Huber, B.J. (Abbie) Kempcke, Angie (Jimmy) March, K.C. Hilgenkamp; great-grandchildren: Jackson and Kendall Kempcke, Kember, Havah and Benton Huber, and Heidi, Zoe, Riley and Maggie March.She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Arthur.Monday, May 01, 2017
Debbie Westmoreland and her husband, Dennis, of Bailey, Colorado; and two brothers, Frederick Wilhoft III and his wife, Kathy, of Wichita and Jonathan Wilhoft of Omaha, Nebraska. Steve is also survived by his father-in-law, John Bartlett of Parsons; 14 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and nephews.The service will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Parsons Municipal Auditorium, with committal immediately following at Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home.Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 405 Main St., P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.