Bernard Goerke, 84, of Scottsbluff, died Saturday at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Jolliffe Funeral Home.
Mary Ellen Holmes
Mary Ellen Holmes, 96, of Scottsbluff, died Dec. 19, 1997, at the Scottsbluff Nursing Center.
A funeral service will be Tuesday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m. at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel with Pastor Willie Coop officiating. Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery in Minatare. Memorials are to the Bird Aviary at the Scottsbluff Nursing Center. Friends may call today at the chapel from 1 to 6 p.m., Monday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the service.
She was born May 9, 1901, in Strang, to James R. and Mable E. (Ough) Trenary. She attended grade school and high school in Strang. She was united in marriage to Leon Charles Holmes on Feb. 12, 1921, in Geneva. In May of 1941, she and her husband and family moved to western Nebraska. She lived in the Lake Minatare and Highland communities. Her husband died March 28, 1958. She moved to Melbeta in October 1978. In 1983, she moved to the Colson Manor in Minatare. She moved to the Scottsbluff Nursing Center on June 11, 1993, and resided there until her death.
She was a member of the Church of Christ in Minatare, and a former member of the Lake Minatare Project Club, Rebekah Lodge, War Dads Auxiliary of Minatare and the Quarter Century Club.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law Leon Jr. and Cathearn Holmes of Oregon City, Ore., Jim and Thelma Holmes of Casper, Wyo., and Dale and Virginia Holmes of Scottsbluff; daughter-in-law Lisa Holmes of Hooper, Utah; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren; and brother Eliza Trenary of Santa Ana, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Jack Holmes, two brothers, one sister, a granddaughter Linda Holmes Brigham, two grandsons, Dick Holmes and Lee Holmes, and a great granddaughter, Kelsey Thorsen.
Alma Humrich, 83, of Scottsbluff, died at her home Dec. 20, 1997.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home.
Hannah Kuxhausen, 85, of Scottsbluff, died Dec. 20, 1997, at the Scottsbluff Nursing Center.
Funeral arrangements are pending at the Gering Memorial Chapel.
GERING — James Hack, 68, Gering, died Jan. 16, 1998, at the Scottsbluff Nursing Center. Funeral services are pending at Jones Mortuary in Mitchell.
GERING — Lydia Maul, 81, Gering, and also a longtime resident of Sioux County, died Jan. 16, 1998, at the Heritage Health Care Center in Gering. Funeral services are Tuesday at Jones Mortuary Chapel in Mitchell at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Loutzenhiser officiating. Visitation is at the mortuary Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. and Monday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Burial is at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Memorials may be made to Heritage Health Care Center.
Lydia was born at Gering July 6, 1916, to George and Lydia (Rutz) Fegler. She married Henry Maul on May 16, 1939, and farmed Sioux County for 56 years before going to Heritage Health Care Center.
Survivors include daughter-in-law and her special friend Valorie Maul and Emery Sherfey, Bayard; sisters Violet and Dorothy; brother George Fegler; sister-in-law Darlene Fegler, Scottsbluff; granddaughter Lana and David Byrd, Richmond, Va.; great-grandson Tyler Montgomery Byrd and great- granddaughters Taylor McKenzie Byrd and Jordan Byrd.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Henry; son Monte; brothers Walter and Alex; sisters Marie Krening and Esther Weidaman and stepfather Peter Sagel.
Mary A. Olivarez
GERING — Mary A. (Joe) Olivarez, 84, Gering, formerly of Bayard, died Jan. 17, 1998, at the Scottsbluff hospital. The mass of Christian burial is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bayard with Father Christopher Keith officiating. Burial is at the Bayard Cemetery. A vigil service is Monday at 7 p.m. at the church. Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Christensen-Bayard Memorial Chapel and at the vigil service. Memorials may be given to the church.
Mary was born March 16, 1913, at Bernalillo, N.M. to Anastacio and Serprecia (Miera) Garcia. The family moved to the Broadwater area where they lived and worked before moving to Bayard where she received her education.
She was united in marriage to Joe Olivarez in 1934. The couple lived in the Bayard area all their married life. She moved to Gering to live with her daughter in 1990. She was a member of the church and the Altar Society.
She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Louise “Bobbie” and Sam Franco, Lincoln and Tessie and Patrick Morris, Gering; grandchildren Rodney, Deborah, Gina and Christopher; four great-grandchildren; brother Frank Garcia, California; sisters Jose Abeyta, Erma Hamby, Dora Bosso, Nora Reyes and Diane Montague, all of California, and Ramona Quevedo, N.M.; nieces; nephews; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe in 1984; brothers Paul, Tony, Gilbert and Dick and sister Emma.
Mildred Lorene Sell
NAMPA, Idaho — Mildred Lorene Sell, 74, Nampa, Idaho, formerly of Bayard, died Jan. 5, 1998 at the Nampa Care Center. A memorial service is at 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Bayard Memorial Chapel with Rev. Ed Hunzeker officiating. Inurnment is at Bayard Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.
Mildred was born Dec. 16, 1923, in Lincoln to Jacob and Katherine (Fuss) Sell. She was baptized into the Christian faith at Lincoln. The family moved to the Bayard area where she received her education. She moved to Nampa, Idaho in the early 1980’s where she resided until her death. She enjoyed taking care of children.
She is survived by her son Gary Sell, Scottsbluff, Neb.; sisters Marie Leis, Carmichael, Calif., Ruth Alvarez, Minatare, Neb., Evelyn Anderson, Milwaukee and Darlene Sackoff, Wheaton, Ill.; brothers and sisters-in-law Jake and Ruth Sell, Torrington, Wyo. and Wesley and Elnora Sell, Scottsbluff; sister-in-law Mary Odell Sell, Seattle and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Rachel Miller and brothers Rinnie Sell and Walter Sell.
Henry Weinmeister Sr.
GERING — Henry Weinmeister Sr., 98, Gering, died Jan. 16, 1998, at the Heritage Health Care Center in Gering. Funeral services are Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with Rev. Barry Warpness officiating. Interment is at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Friends may call at the Jolliffe Funeral Home today from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m., Monday from noon until 9 p.m. and at the funeral. Memorials have been established to the church or to KCMI.
Henry was born Aug. 14, 1899, at Dittle, Russia to Henry and Catherine Weinmeister. At an early age he moved with his family to the United States. He married Mary Foos on Aug. 29, 1926, at Denver, and became a U.S. citizen in 1937.
He had farmed in the valley all of his life until his retirement. He was a member of the church since 1934.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Harold and Doris Weinmaster, Sidney, Henry and Ruth Weinmeister, Barnett, Mo., Wayne William and Kathy Weinmeister, Mitchell, Donald Mike and Pamela Weinmeister, Morrill, and Robert and Rhonda Weinmeister, Aberdeen, S.D.; daughters and sons-in-law Vera and Fred Heidingsfelder, Evelyn Weinmeister, Dorothe and Albert Fox and Kathryn and Duane Ray, all of Scottsbluff; Linda and John Kehn, Gering, Rose and Robert Hullinger, Kearney, Wilma and George Bott, Gering and Frieda and Rinard Goss, Scottsbluff; 31 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 12 step-great-grandchildren and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-six years, one son, one grandson and four sisters.
Francis ‘Frank’ White
SCOTTSBLUFF — Francis “Frank” White, 89 of 308 W. 33rd St. in Scottsbluff, died Jan. 15, 1998, at his home. A graveside service is Monday at 10 a.m. at the West Lawn Cemetery with Rev. Duane Schmutzer officiating. A memorial service follows at 11 a.m. at the Mitchell Evangelical Free Church in Mitchell. The public is invited to both services. Memorials may be given to the church or to the Prairie Haven Hospice. Friends may call Sunday at the Gering Memorial Chapel from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Frank was born on Nov. 5, 1908, in Oteo County to James and Dolly (Beetem) White. He grew up and attended school in Chapman and Burwell.
He was united in marriage to Alberta Behrens on Oct. 10, 1935. They moved to Gering in 1938 and worked in the shipyards in Seattle. during W.W.II. Returning to the valley, he worked for Myers Electric, was a self-employed electrician and also for Roosevelt Public Power.
He is survived by his wife, Alberta “Bert,” Scottsbluff; son Al, Pensocola, Fla. and daughters Ardith Padgett, Holly Ridge, N.C. and Iris Schmidt, Scottsbluff; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren and sister Vera Irebster, Central City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.
Ellen Adkins Brown
MCGREW — A funeral for Ellen Adkins Brown, 91, McGrew, who died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998, at her home, is pending at the Jolliffe Funeral Home at Scottsbluff.
Keith B. Grigg
GERING — Keith B. Grigg, 80, Gering, died Feb. 10, 1998, at the Regional West Medical Center. Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at the Northfield Church in Gering with Pastor Len Reimer officiating. Interment will be at the West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the family. Friends may call at the Gering Memorial Chapel today from 9 a.m. to noon, and an hour before the service at the church.
He was born June 21, 1917, in Palisade to Samuel R. and Hazel Mae (Painter) Grigg. He attended schools at Culbertson, McCook, and Trenton. Upon graduating from Trenton High School, he joined C.C.C. Camp from April 1936 to July 1937. He worked for various dairies after helping pave the road to the Scotts Bluff Monument. He entered the U.S. Army Aug. 22, 1942, during World War II, serving in the ETO. He was honorably discharged Feb. 8, 1946. He was married to Evelyn E. (Robinson) Towne Sept. 1946. He spent several years in the insurance business, retiring in 1979.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 36 and the Northfield Church of Gering.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law Jeanne and Robert Haverick Sr., Gering, Betty Machan, Denver; brothers Charles, Arizona, Joe, Nebraska and Elery, Missouri; sister Ila, Arkansas; grandchildren Deanna and Gary Overmier, Gering, Bob and Tammy Haverick, Scottsbluff, Gary Machan, Denver and Debra and Ted Bajorek, Texas; 13 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews and special friends Jenney Murrell and RayAnne Ackerman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers and two sisters, and one son-in-law.
Delmar ‘Basie’ Knight
SIDNEY — Delmar “Basie” Knight, 80, Sidney, died early Wednesday morning, Feb. 11, 1998, at the Memorial Health Center in Sidney. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at the First United Methodist Church in Sidney with the Rev. Gary Aten officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Potter Cemetery. Memorials may be given in Basie’s name to the National Parkinsons Foundation, the Potter United Methodist Church, or the Sidney First United Methodist Church. Cremation has been done. There will be no visitation at the Holechek Funeral Home. The family will be receiving visitors at their home, 2418 Park View, Friday, Feb. 13 from 1 to 6 p.m. Holechek Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Basie was born Nov. 20, 1917, in Smith Center, Kan. to Blanche and Henry Knight. He grew up on a farm, attended school and graduated from Smith Center High School. He toured the Midwest with many well known dance bands. He married Jenelle (Judy) Lofquist Dec. 30, 1940, in Grand Island.
Basie entered the service in March of 1943 and completed 35 combat missions in Europe with the 8th Division. He received his discharge in September of 1945 a highly decorated and proud veteran. He worked for Civil Service his entire adult life as a master sheet metal mechanic at Hastings Ammunition Depot, the Sioux Army Depot in Sidney, and Fort Riley Army Base in Kansas, retiring in 1973 to Potter.
Basie enjoyed playing base fiddle with the Millard Musil Band. He loved to hunt and fish and play cards. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 610, Sidney Elks Lodge No. 1894, and the Frank Welch Masonic Lodge No. 75 and has been a member of the Methodist Church for more than 70 years.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and was especially proud of his first great-grandchild born on his birthday.
Survivors include his wife Judy, Sidney; daughter Mindy and her husband Bob Harrington, Sidney; former daughter-in-law Maggie Knight, Fountain, Colo.; sons Dan Knight and his wife Deanie, Seguin, Texas and Bart Knight and his wife Linda, Prairie Du Chien, Wis.; sisters Florine Shambaugh and Elvenor Butler, both, Lamar, Mo.; brother Francis Knight, Smith Center; six grandchildren, Brennen and Michele Knight, Todd Knight, Shelly and Mike Osborne, Tiffany Knight, and Ted and Jenelle Knight; and one great-granddaughter, Savannah Knight.
He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew Dale Shambaugh.