Funeral services for Kathleen “Kay” Kinnan, age 93, of Oakdale, Nebraska will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at United Methodist Church in Oakdale. John Petersen will officiate, with burial in Oakdale Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden, Nebraska.
Kay died Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh, Nebraska.
Kathleen Lucille “Kay” Kinnan, daughter of Charley and Florence Goodwin Bradford, was born on July 27, 1923, at Baron, Oklahoma. Kay attended country school in Baron and also attended Westville High School in Westville, Oklahoma. On December 31, 1943, she was united in marriage to Ivan Kinnan at Yuma, Arizona. Two children were born to them: Ivan Gerald “Jerry” and Karen Marie.
Kay moved from Oklahoma to California with her sister, Pauline, in the late 1940’s. She worked as a waitress. Kay then moved to Las Vegas to help her brother and sister-in-law when they were expecting their first baby. She later went back to California to work at Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica where she met Ivan, who also worked at Douglas Aircraft. When Ivan passed his physical and was called up to serve in the armed forces, he had his papers transferred back to Antelope County. The war was over before he entered the service. They settled in Oakdale, Nebraska in 1945. Kay and Ivan worked and played side by side for 63 years. They enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, baseball, playing cards, and going to dances. Kay and Ivan spent three months of the year in McAllen, Texas for 19 years. Kay was very proud of her family, including children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
She was a member of United Methodist Church in Oakdale, Methodist Women, Senior Citizens in Oakdale and Tilden, Nebraska and was a member of area card clubs and Antelope Country Club.
Kay is survived by her children, Jerry (Laurel) Kinnan of Huxley, Iowa and Karen Berg (friend Evan Silbaugh) of Oakdale, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Jeannie Anderson, Jacque (Dennis) Ferguson, Scott (Susan) Kinnan, Joshua Berg and Michael Berg; five great-grandchildren, Zach and Jackson Ferguson, Parker Anderson, and Maria and Mackenzie Kinnan; siblings, R.L. Bradford of California, Charles (Sandra) Bradford of Ohio, Johnie Bradford of Missouri, Patsy Nelson and Wayne (Barb) Bradford all of Oklahoma, Darryl (Shirley) Kinnan of Lincoln, Nebraska and Geraldine (Arvid) Marks of Tilden; sisters-in-law, Ruth Bradford and Janet Bradford of Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan “Ike”; her parents, Charley and Florence Bradford; siblings, Jess, Leona, Rowena, Lydia, Genevieve, Pauline, A.G., Emma Lee, Chester, Lester, Donald and Mack; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ralph (Doris) Kinnan, Hershel (Arlys) Faust, and Louis “Dick” (Mildred) Kinnan.
Funeral Services for John D. Thompson age 87 of Clearwater, NE will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater, NE with Pastor Paul Dittmer.
Burial will be in Clearwater Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Clearwater Legion Post #267 and Sons of American Legion. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 9, 2017 at Snider Memorial Funeral Home.
John D. passed away Saturday, January 7, 2017 Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
Shirley J. Babcock, 79, of Albion, NE passed away, Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society – Wolf Memorial Home in Albion, NE.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at the United Methodist Church of Albion, NE, with Rev. Janet Burgel officiating. Burial will be at Dublin Cemetery in Primrose, NE. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Levander Funeral Home in Albion, NE.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Boone County Health Center Cancer Center, United Methodist Church in Albion, NE, or the American Legion Auxiliary.
Shirley Jean Babcock, the daughter of Ardie B. and Mary Louise (Rea) Crews was born on October 21, 1937 at Dresden, Tennessee. She was confirmed at the Oak Grove Baptist Church in Dresden, TN in 1948. She attended school at Dresden Elementary and graduated from Dresden High School in 1955. Following graduation, she attended Bruce Business School in Martin, TN. She then moved to Washington, D.C. and worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the office of J. Edgar Hoover for 2 years.
On September 15, 1958 Shirley was married to Donald Hestekind in Washington, D.C. They lived in Japan for 4 years, then returned to New Jersey where Shirley worked for McGraw Hill Publishing Co. They later lived in Charleston, SC; Langley Field, VI; and Jacksonville Air Force Base, AK where Shirley worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for various businesses. In the early 1970’s they moved to Elgin, NE. Shirley worked at Leon McCoy Enterprises, Inc. in Neligh, NE as a secretary and a receptionist for 17 years. The couple divorced in 1987.
One of Shirley’s past times was square dancing and she attended them often in Oakdale, NE. It was there that she met her husband Harold Babcock, Jr. They were united in marriage on May 12, 1990 at the United Methodist Church in Albion, NE. The couple lived on Harold’s farm. Shirley began working at the Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion, NE as a Nurse Aide. She worked there for 20 years as a CNA/MA and retired in 2010. In 1995 she received the Most Valuable Person Award at the nursing home.
In Shirley’s years living in Elgin she was a permanent member of the American Legion Auxiliary Elgin Unit #229. In her unit, she served on many committees and chairman of others including Poppy and Memorial Day Chairman and Yearbook Chairman, Historian, Constitution and By-Laws, Secretary, Vice President and President. Shirley also served on offices at the District, State, and National Level as well. Her work with the American Legion Auxiliary was unending and impressive. Shirley was a member of the United Methodist Church in Albion, NE. She was outstanding in her volunteer work in the community. She was a Hospice Volunteer and her and her sister-in-law Carol Buckles started the Visually Impaired Peer Support Group in 1993 “VIPS” and continued to have monthly meetings up until November of 2016. Shirley also was a member of the Neighborhood Kitchen Klatter Club, VFW Auxiliary, Eight and Forty, and the Federation Women’s Club. Some of Shirley’s hobbies include needlework and square dancing. She collected coffee mugs, Gaither videos and quartet music.
Shirley is survived by her husband Harold Babcock, Jr. of Albion, NE; sister-in-law Carol Buckles of Albion, NE, many special cousins in Tennessee, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services for Ruth L. Anson age 83 of Neligh, NE will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at United Methodist Church in Neligh, NE with Pastor Bruce Phillips officiating.
Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh, NE. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh is handling the arrangements. Ruth passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017 at her home. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com.
Ruth Lucille Anson was born on December 7, 1933, to Eugene and Mary (Rowlett) Dietz at Madison, NE. She attended country school, Neligh High School and received her G.E.D through Northeast Community College. On November 18, 1951 she was united in marriage to Arvin Anson in Plainview, NE. Ruth enjoyed life on the farm, milking cows, raising and dressing chickens. She also liked gardening, baking bread, reading, quilting, spending time with grandchildren. For a time, she worked at the Neligh Nursing Home. She was a member of United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and various church groups within the church in Neligh.
She is survived by her husband of 65 years. Children; Terry (Sharon) Anson of Florida, Marvin (Nancy) Anson of Stanton, NE; Diane (Kevin) Blair of Brunswick, NE; daughter-in-law Kathleen Anson of Orchard, NE. 10 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. Her sisters, Dorothy Homewood of Billings, MT and Alice Hasse of Norfolk, NE. Brother-in-law, Neville Anson of Omaha and sister-in-law, Alice Mahood of Grand Island, NE.
She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Timothy Anson. 1 great grand-daughter, Krista Anson. Two brothers and one sister.
Funeral Services for Delores C. Hankla age. 87 of Clearwater, NE will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Clearwater, NE with Father James Kramper.
Burial will be in Clearwater Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with 7:00 Wake Service. Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Clearwater is handling the arrangements.
Delores passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 in Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.snidermemorialfh.com
Mass of Christian Burial for Eldred W. Pitt, age 86, of Creighton, Nebraska will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at St. Ludger Catholic Church in Creighton. Reverend Jeff Lorig will be Celebrant.
Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Creighton, with a 7:00 p.m. Wake Service.
Eldred died Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Neligh Care and Rehabilitation Center in Neligh, Nebraska. His body has been donated to science.
Eldred William Pitt was born March 21, 1930, at Crescent, Iowa to Glenn and Elsie (Rief) Pitt. El graduated from high school in Beebe Town, Iowa in 1947. He worked with his Dad on the family farm and then worked in construction in Council Bluffs, Iowa. From 1951 to 1953, El served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He spent most of his time in New Jersey teaching radio repair.
For twelve years El worked at the State Bank and Trust in Council Bluffs. For some years he worked in sales and also worked at the W.O.W. Building in Omaha part time, while he went to school to become a licensed stationery engineer. For fifteen years he was the engineer at Nashua Corp in Omaha.
Before El went into the service, he married Pat Stapleton and they had one son, Robert. Bobby died in 1977, at age 25.
El left Nashua in 1988, and spent two years traveling, and worked at Sawyer Airport in Phoenix. Back in Omaha, El took classes at Metro Community College and worked for American Security Company until 1996, when he retired.
On July 15, 1977, El married Rita Wagner and introduced her to an adventurous life. El was a traveler, always curious about things and different places. He loved nature and was in his glory when he was going somewhere. He loved to build, to repair, and to figure out how to do things. El was an avid reader. He enjoyed self-help books, poetry, philosophical, historical, and joke books.
El is survived by his wife, Rita of Creighton, Nebraska; sister, Glenda Ann Pitt of Glendale, Arizona; sister-in-law, Kay Pitt of Chandler, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by brother-in-law, Paul (Rita) Wagner; sisters-in-law, Marlene (Bob) Wilmes and Virginia Wagner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Robert; two brothers, Ralph and Norman Pitt; and a brother-in-law, Dennis Wagner.
Funeral Services for Kenneth Hansen of Neligh, NE will be 11:00 a,m, Friday, December 23, 2016 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh, NE with Father Christopher Onuoha and Father Tom Weisbecker. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Neligh American Legion Post #172. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with 7:00 Wake Service. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh is handling the arrangements. Ken passed away Monday, December 19, 2016 in Omaha. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com
Kenneth Douglas Hansen was born November 12, 1946 to Victor and Josephine (Thomassen) Hansen at Norfolk, NE. He was raised in Neligh. He attended Neligh High School and graduated with the Class of 1965. He enlisted in the United States Army on February 10, 1966 at Omaha, Nebraska and was discharged January 27, 1968 at Ft. Lewis, Washington. After the service, he worked at the trailer house factory in Neligh until they closed then he worked at Antelope Memorial Hospital as a maintenance man until 2006. Ken enjoyed cooking, watching Nascar, golf, Huskers, Bronco's, Ravens, Colts, and play football. He was known for making Tom & Jerry's and Bloody Mary's for the Fire Department. He was member of the Neligh Volunteer Fire Department for 20 years, St. Francis Catholic Church, and American Legion Post #172.
He is survived by his son, Tad and wife, Kimberly Hansen of Chambers, NE and daughter, Therese Hansen of Omaha, NE. 3 grandchildren, Savannah, Magdalyn, and Shepard Hansen.
Preceded in death by his parents, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Funeral Services for Mary Hofer age 60 of Brunswick will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Brunswick Auditorium in Brunswick, NE. with Pastor Robert Moore, Officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until time of service at Brunswick Auditorium. Burial will be in the Brunswick Cemetery.
Mary passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh, Nebraska. Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home is handing the arrangements. Condolences may be directed to the family at www.beyersnidermemorialfh.com
Mary Jo Hofer was born April 11, 1956 to Alvis and Janice (Mundschenk) Kalvelage at Columbus, Nebraska. She grew up on the farm Southeast of Elgin. She attended Pope John High School and graduated with the Class of 1974. She was united in marriage to Konrad Hofer on June 6, 1975 in Elgin, NE. She worked on the family farm by Brunswick with her husband. She belonged to the Brunswick Congregational Church and was a Sunday School teacher for many years. Mary enjoyed crafting, gardening, cooking, spoiling and loving her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband, Konrad of 41 years of marriage, son, Jason and wife Kari Hofer of Columbus, NE, daughters: Krystal and husband Matt Richart of Louisburg, KS, Amanda and husband Curtis Brandt of Norfolk, NE and 3 grandchildren, Carter, Morgan, and Lennox. Brothers, Robert Kalvelage of Brunswick, NE, Steven (Peter) Kalvelage of Johnson City, TX, James (Dolly) Kalvelage of Albion, NE, and sister, Carol (Gary) Thiele of Norfolk, NE.
Preceded in death by her parents and father and mother-in-law, Albert and Fern Hofer.
Funeral Services for Stan Sanne age 81 of Neligh, NE will be Thursday, 11:00 a.m. December 8, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor David Kuhfal and Vicar Eli Voigt, Officiating.
Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Beyer Snider Memorial Funeral Home in Neligh. Private, family burial will be at the Meadow Grove Lutheran Cemetery. He was called home to his Lord on the evening of December 4, 2016, with his beloved wife of 61 years by his side.
Stanley Dean Sanne was born July 19, 1935. in Meadow Grove, Nebraska, to Leonard and Hazel (Anderson) Sanne. He graduated from Meadow Grove High School in 1953 and worked for the Nebraska Dept. of Roads out of Neligh until his retirement as Highway Supervisor in 1997. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthew's Lutheran church in Meadow Grove. He married Donna Rae Daugherty at St. Matthew's and to this union, they were blessed with six children; two boys and four girls. He became a member of Grace Lutheran, Neligh in 1956 and was active in Church Council, trustee, Voters, Lutheran Layman's league and Thrivent for Lutherans. He served in the Neligh Fire Department for 30 years and was a member of the City Planning Commission.
He is survived by his wife Donna of Neligh, children: Steve Sanne (Janette) of Bryan, Texas, Jeri Valenta (John) of Wetumpka, Alabama, LeAnn McGuire (Bill) of Tekamah, Ronda Sanne of Logan, Iowa, Bradley Sanne (Rebeccah) of Huffman, Texas, and Jana Faller (Steve) of Omaha. Eleven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Grandchildren Jessica Ruiz (Steve) her husband Fabian and kids Anthony and Jacob; Scott Sanne (Steve); Samantha Oetter (Jeri); Charley and Margo McGuire (LeAnn); Brian Gedwillo (Ronda) his wife Alicia and their children Averi, Brooklynn & Brayden; Christine Smith (Ronda) her husband Paul and their children Brynna and Connor; Laura Gedwillo (Ronda). Lindsey Trahan (Brad) and her husband Anthony and children Kiley, Aidan and Carli; Devyn and Nyah McDonald (Jana). One brother, Joe Sanne of Norfolk and three stepbrothers Tom, Terry and Lynn Sanne.
His parents, and grandparents preceded him in death.
Robert (Bob) C. Mason 76 of Scottsdale, AZ passed away at home on December 3, 2016 with his family at his side. He was a much loved husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle, cousin and friend.
A Memorial Service will be held at Park Congregational UCC Church west of Elgin, NE at 11:00am on Saturday, December 10, 2016. Memorial contributions will be donated to the National Parkinson’s Foundation or the Park Church Cemetery Association.
Bob was born in Waco, TX on February 26, 1940, the son of Milton Stanley and Anna Ruth (Clark) Mason. During his teenage years his family moved to a residence west of Elgin, NE. He graduated from Elgin High and then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduating in 1962 with an agricultural education degree. He continued his education by completing his Doctorate of Education in Adult Education in 1969 from the University of Nebraska. He taught Vocational Agriculture at Seward, NE, served as Associate Dean at the College of Lake County at Grayslake, IL and then became a professor at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL for 36 years. Bob was the chair of the Adult Continuing Education program and Associate Dean of the College of Continuing Education during his tenure. He was known as an encouraging, supportive professor who practiced what he taught, “lifelong learning”.
On August 11, 1963 he was united in marriage to Madene Stearns. Two sons were born to this union. Throughout their marriage, the Masons resided in Seward, NE, Lincoln, NE, Libertyville, IL, De Kalb, IL and have retired in Scottsdale, AZ. They both loved to travel and completed the goal of traveling to all seven continents in 2012.
Bob participated in many sports including baseball, basketball, football and golf. He especially enjoyed following the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and attending major league baseball stadiums. He enjoyed singing, gardening, dancing, and playing bridge. He could be seen playing “hide the ball” or stacking blocks with his grandchildren. There wasn’t a joke that he didn’t like. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church throughout his life, serving as an elder several terms and as a youth sponsor.
Survivors include his wife, his two sons Terry (Beth) Mason of Menomonie, WI and Scott Mason of Phoenix, AZ and three grandchildren-Samuel, Suzanne and Shannon. He is survived by his brothers-Dwight (Beverly) Mason of Fort Worth, TX, Warren (Pat) Mason of Waco, TX and John (Helen) Mason of Cozad, NE and his sisters-Myrtle Forney of Cheyenne, WY and Gwen Mason of Omaha, NE and sister-in-law-Donna Mason of Davis, CA along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-Donald Mason of Davis, CA and Milton Jr. and Melvin who both died in infancy and sisters-Margaret Shiller of Waco, TX and Elaine Gulley of Waco, TX as well as brothers-in-law-George Peterson of Laramie, WY, Kenneth Forney of Laramie, WY, Robert Gulley, Jr. of Waco, TX and Edward Shiller of Waco, TX.
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