Leona A. Rask, 81
(Jan 3) ALLIANCE - Leona A. Rask of Alliance, died Monday, Jan. 1, 2001, at the Box Butte General Hospital. She was 81 years old. She was born June 20, 1919, at Dallas, S.D., to Fred and Sara (Tracy) Lang.
On March 13, 1945, she married Neils Raymond Rask in Grand Island, Neb. The couple lived in Scottsbluff area until 1968 when they moved to Alliance.
Her survivors are her children and their spouses, Michael and Patricia Rask of Gordon, Neb., Marvin and Karen Rask of New Underwood, S.D., Ronda and Bob Leedham of Overland Park, Kan., Vickie and Doug McCune of Alliance, Kimberley and Heath Clay of Gordon, Tina and Phil Pryor of Douglas, Wyo., sister, Lois Whitley of Rapid City, S.D., 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She and her husband raised two of their granddaughters, Kimberley and Tina.
Her husband, Ray, parents, grandson Daniel Rask, great-granddaughter Alysya Acosta, five brothers and six sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and Eagles Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 4, 2001, at 2 p.m. at St. Johnâs United Lutheran Church. The Reverend Kent Bryant will officiate. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given in care of family, to St. Johnâs Lutheran Church, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Fred Q. Munger, 81
(Jan. 3) ALLIANCE - Fred Q. Munger, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Highland Park Care Center. He was born June 26, 1920, on the family's ranch in Sheridan County to Lewis J. and Letha (Watson) Munger.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Irene M. Linden on Oct. 3, 1942, at San Antonio, Texas. He worked in ranching in the area the remainder of his life including the operation of the family ranch north of Ellsworth. He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, American Legion, past president of the Eagles Club and a member of Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife Irene; children and spouses, Gerald and Kay Munger of Wheatland, Wyo., Jack and Marilyn Munger and Chris and Kim Munger of Littleton, Colo., Sharon and Bill Beiber of Culbertson, Larry and Jeanette Munger of Imperial, Jim Munger of Kansas City, Mo., Linda Munger and Dave and Val Munger of Phoenix, Ariz., LuAnn and Tim Schulte of Minneapolis, Minn., and Pat and Carol Munger of Yoder, Wyo.; 24 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters Roberta Roy, Mildred Kosmicki and Ruth Matejka all of Alliance. His parents, brother Ralph and one granddaughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 5, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with Father Bryan Ernest officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Wake services will be at 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4, at Holy Rosary Church. The family prefers memorials to charity of the donor's choice. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Irma Maxine Bunner, 82
(Jan. 3) ALLIANCE - Irma Maxine Bunner, 82, died Monday, Dec. 30, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, at the Lodgepole Cemetery, with Pastor Raymond Stokes officiating. Memorials have been established to the family. Bridgeport Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Adolph H. Bauer, 93
(Jan. 9) ALLIANCE - Adolph H. Bauer, 93, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003 at Box Butte General Hospital. He was born Oct. 20, 1909, at Frank, Russia to Henry C. and Anna (Phief) Bauer.
When he was three, his family immigrated to the United States settling near Hastings. In his later youth the family moved to the Bayard-Minatare area. On March 31, 1935 he married Mary Schwartz at Bayard. They farmed in the Bayard area until 1951 when they moved to their farm north of Alliance and continued farming until retiring in 1976 and moving into Alliance. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He volunteered with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and he enjoyed his membership with the Panhandle Country Music Association. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Darlene and Royce Daugherty, and John and Pat Bauer of Alliance, Bob and Susan Bauer of Fairbury, Jerry Bauer and Roger Bauer of Alliance; grandchildren, Kari Adams of Fort Collins, Colo., Janelle Daugherty of Colorado Springs, Colo., Doug Daugherty, Ben Bauer, Trabor Bauer, Lindsey Bauer, Rylan Bauer, Sarah Bauer all of Alliance, Thane Bauer of Kearney, Brooke Frerking of Martell; great-grandchildren, Kyle, Dustin and Lex Daugherty, Kelsey and Cale Adams, Ashylnn, Kaylynn, Jayden and Jayce Bauer, and Bryce Bauer; and step-grandchildren, Bill Taylor of Rapid City, S.D., Brenda Saltzman of Alliance and Barbara Addleman of Kansas City, Mo. He also is survived by sisters, Edna Schnell and Rosalie Schnell of Alliance; brother Herman Bauer of Sacramento, Calif.; half-sisters Virginia Schnell of Sturgis, S.D., Alvina Lehl of Hemingford, Elnora Huber of Scottsbluff, Hermina Meyer of Portland, Ore.; and half-brother Richard Bauer of Scottsbluff. His parents, wife Mary, son Ronald, sister Lydia Huck, half-brother Kenneth and half-sister Neva Bauer preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Revs Martin T. Schnare and Richard C. Mueller officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to the Senior Citizens Center. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
O'Ryan Jackson, Infant
(Jan. 9) GOTHENBURG - O'Ryan Matthew Jackson, infant son of David Jackson and Angie Liebers, entered into God's Kingdom on Jan. 7, 2002.
In addition to his parents, his survivors include grandparents Judy and Mike O'Connor of Hemingford, David Liebers of Norfolk, Anita and Jim Lentz of San Antonio, Texas, and David Jackson of Denver, Colo.; great-grandparents, Eva Neitz of Sidney, Mae and Cloe Liebers of Rio Rancho, N.M., and Duff and Lois Smith of Hemingford; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Great-grandmother Mary E. Smith and great-grandfather Raymond Neitz preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan.11, at the Hemingford Cemetery. Memorials may be given in care of the family at P.O. Box 303, Hemingford, NE 69348. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jesse E. Mullanix, 94
(Jan. 9) ALLIANCE - Jesse E. Mullanix died Monday, Jan. 8, 2001, at Box Butte General Hospital. He was 94. He was born April 27, 1906, at Worthington, Missouri to Evans and Jane (Allen) Mullanix.
He lived in Missouri until 1928 when he then moved to Alliance. He ranched briefly before hiring out as a fireman for the C.B. & Q. Railroad. He retired as an engineer for the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1971. He married Louise Maderis of Mullen in 1932. Following her death in 1950, he married Wilma Francis Mundt in 1951. She passed away in 1997. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Past Master of the Alliance Blue Lodge Masons, a member of the York Rite, a member of the Scottish Rite, a member of the Order of Eastern Star, the Burlington Vets, and a lifetime member of the United Transportation Union.
He is survived by his son Jess E. Mullanix of Alliance; grandson, Jess Robert Mullanix of Alliance; granddaughter and her husband, Melissa and Matt Burri of Alliance; great-granddaughter Saige Burri of Alliance; and a sister-in-law, Bernice Mullanix of Kirksville, Missouri. In addition to his wives, his parents, eight brothers, and one sister preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 11, at 2:00 p.m. at the Bates-Gould Chapel. Reverend Mark Schutt will officiate. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church or the Box Butte General Hospital in care of the family at 320 Grand, Alliance, Nebraska, 69301. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Fern A. Bolek, 88
(Jan. 9) HAY SPRINGS - Fern A. Bolek, 88, died Sunday, Jan. 7, 2001, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs. She was born June 22, 1912, at Rushville. Her parents were Charles and Nina (Carter) Daniel. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Methodist Women.
She is survived by her son Edward Bolek of Rushville; two daughters, Joan Colwell and Joyce Tiensvold, both of Rushville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.
Mrs. Bolek's funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at Chamberlain Mortuary in Rushville, with Rev. Al Trucano officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at Chamberlain Mortuary. Memorials may be made to Rushville Rescue Unit, in care of Security First Bank in Rushville.
Frances F. Clark, 100
(Jan. 8) HEMINGFORD - Frances Fern Clark, 100, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at Hemingford Community Care Center. She was born Sep. 3, 1901, at Seneca, Nebraska to Charles F. and Maude (Gordon) Eaton.
She was married to H. Adrian Clark March 3, 1926, at Alliance. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son Dennis Clark of Tucson, Ariz.; three Grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, step sisters Hattie Pippit and Blanche Calmer, and a son, Terry D. Clark.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, at the United Methodist Church at Hemingford with Rev. Craig Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the Hemingford Community Care Center. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Virginia Deeder, 84
(Jan. 7) SALEM, Ore. - Virginia Lee Deeder, 84, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002. She was born June 15, 1918, at Guide Rock, to Chris and Pauline Guy.
She went to school at Hemingford, Nebr., and lived in the Alliance area for many years. She attended beauty school and was a hairdresser. She also had a brief singing career on radio stations at Scottsbluff and Denver, Colo. She is survived by two daughters, Delores Scott of Salem and Phyllis Powell of Golden Balley, Ariz.; five grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. She also is survived by sisters, Clarabel manion of Hemingford, Evalyn Brandon of Mesa, Ariz., and Pat Kembel of Scottsbluff; and brothers Burnell Guy of Lincoln, John Guy of Denver, and Lloyd Guy of Queen Creek, Ariz.
Mrs. Deeder's memorial service will be at Friday, Jan. 10, at the Morning Star Community Church, Salem.
Thomas A. Clark, 72
(Jan. 7) SCOTTSBLUFF - Thomas A. Clark, 72, died Sunday, Jan. 6, 2002, at Western Nebraska Veterans Home. He was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Rapid City, SD to Arthur C. and Adeline G. (Thorvaldson) Clark.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was assigned to the USS LSM 110. He attended Alliance High School and Utah State University. He worked as a design engineer for Mattel Toy Company and was self-employed in upholstery. He was an active member of the Sons of Norway. He delighted in traveling to Norway and meeting his relatives there and sightseeing. He is survived by his sister and spouse Margaret and Bob Olson of Hemingford; brothers and spouses, John and Marian Clark of Silver City, S.D., Jim Clark of Grants, N.M., and Ed and Gloria Clark of Alliance. His parents preceded him in death.
Graveside services with military rites will be at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D. Visitation will be until 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Bates-Gould Funeral Home at Alliance. Memorials may be given to the Sallows Military Fund in care of Knight Museum, P.O. Box D, Alliance, NE 69301. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Emalou Piper, 63
(Jan. 6) GERING - Emalou Piper, 63, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at Heritage Health Care Center in Gering. She was born Aug. 12, 1939, at Hay Springs. Her parents were Louie C. and Cleopha (Neubauer) Broemer.
In the early 1940s, the family moved to Gordon where she attended school. She was married to Wayne "Red" Piper on April 30, 1955, at Gering. She was employed by Davis & Davis Estates, north of Hyannis, for 15 years. After retiring, the couple moved to Ashby where she continued her hobbies of gardening and sewing. She is survived by her Husband, Wayne Sr.; son Wayne Piper Jr. of Hyannis; two daughters, Donna Benner of Stuart and Connie Blaylock of Mitchell; and six grandchildren. She also is survived by two sisters, Beverly Knudsen and Bobbi Edwards, both of Gordon.
Mrs. Piper's funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at United Church of Christ in Hyannis, with Rev. Vonne Blessman Anderson officiating. Burial wiii be in Hyannis Cemetery. Visitation will be until 5 p.m. Monday, and from 10 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Grant County Rescue Unit or American Heart Association. Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Preston Joe Reed, 21
(Jan. 6) ALLIANCE - Preston Joe Reed, 21, died Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, at his home in Alliance. He was born April 7, 1981, in Haver, Mont., to Byron and Marlene (Stoican) Reed.
He graduated from Alliance High School in 1999. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in the spring of 2002 and had been stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas. His survivors include his parents of Alliance, brothers Benjamin Reed of Bloomington, Ill., Bronson Reed of Kansas City, Mo., Jason Reed of Paris, Calif., Tyler Reed of Alliance, sister Carmen Fox of Lucerne Valley, Calif., half-brother Byron D. Reed of Alliance, grandmother Geraldine Allen of Lucerne Valley, Calif.
Memorial services will be Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Alliance Christian Church, 824 Missouri Ave., with Pastor Darrell Keith officiating. The family will designate a memorial at a later date, donations may be sent in care of the family at 409 Sweetwater, Alliance. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Carlson, 73
(Jan. 6) CHINO, Calif. - Donald Carlson, 73, former resident of Alliance, died Friday, Dec. 1, 2000, at Chino Valley Medical Center in Chino, Calif. He was born in Omaha, and had resided in Alliance before living in Chino, Calif., for the past 33 years.
He married Betty Thomas in 1949. He was a member of VFW Post No. 11546.
He is survived by his wife Betty Carlson, son Ken Carlson, daughter Jodine Martin and one granddaughter, all of Chino. He also is survived by his mother, Helen Spellman; five brothers, Robert Spellman, David Glau, Dennis Glau ad Ron Glau; and his sister, Karen Herborn. He also has several relatives in the Alliance area: sister-in-law Mildred Duhon of Hemingford; brothers-in-law Leonard Thomas of Hemingford and Emil Hoerler of Bridgeport; nieces Myrna Fredrick, Linda Oak, Betty Jo Garett, Sharon Elford and Helen Jamison; and nephews Jerry Brammer and Tom Hoerler.
Mr. Carlson's funeral was Dec. 15 at Riverside National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Society.