Earl W. Schulze, 67
(April 3) SCOTTSBLUFF - Earl W. Schulze, 67, died Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at his home. He was born January 5, 1936, at Alliance, to Arnold and Mary (Rowley) Schulze.
He received his early education at Alliance and graduated from Alliance High School in 1953. He was employed at the Alliance Cooperative for several years until he moved to Denver, Colo. He married Joanne Myers on June 22, 1958, at Billings, Mont., and they made their home in Denver where he was employed with King Soopers for twelve years. In 1968 he and his family returned to Scottsbluff where he was employed as a Sales Representative for American Beauty Macaroni and later as a Sales Representative for General Foods. He retired in 1996. He was a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry and the Elks Lodge No. 1367. He is survived by his spouse, Joanne of Scottsbluff; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Dana Neidhardt of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Melanie and Glenn Reker of Centennial, Colo.; son, Michael Schulze of Marion, Ark.; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Julie Schulze of Keller, Texas; and five grandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.
A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, with Rev. Gary Young officiating. Cremation was held at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory at Scottsbluff. A memorial has been established to St. Andrews Episcopal Church or to Prairie Haven Hospice. Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff is in charge of arrangements.
Vera A. Miller, 83
(Apr. 4) ALLIANCE - Vera A. Miller, 83, died Saturday, March 31, 2001 at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance. She was born October 29, 1917 at Survey Valley-Cherry County, Neb. to Milo and Gladys (Jones) Blood.
She worked for the Guardian State Bank as a teller for 20 years. She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, A.A.R.P., R.S.V.P., Happy Home Makers Extension Club, and Burlington Northern Veterans. She was married to John F. Miller on October 24, 1935. He preceded her in death, as well as her parents, a grandson, 3 sisters and one brother.
Survivors are her three sons, Robert and Debbie Miller of Seattle, Wash., William and Pamela Miller of Alliance, John and Sharon Miller of Cheyenne, Wyo., two sisters, Leota Rogers of Mitchell, Neb., and Maxine Ancira of Greenfield, Calif, brother-in-law, Orville Bradley of Mullen; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m , Saturday, April 7, at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, with the Reverend Paul Mottl and Reverend Robert Reuss officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. The family prefers memorials to the Senior Center, Heart Fund or a charity of the donor's choice. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Beth Howard, 80
(Apr. 4) BRIGHTON, Colo. - Beth Howard, 80, former Alliance resident, died Sunday, March 31, at Brighton Care Center in Brighton, Colo. She was married to Leonard F. Howard, longtime resident of Alliance and BNSF employee.
She is survived by her daughter, Marcy Smith of Adair, Iowa; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Inurnment will be in Alliance Cemetery.
Eunice O. Felton, 83
(Apr. 4) VERONA, Wis. - Eunice O. Felton, 83, formerly of Alliance, died Tuesday, April 3, 2001, at the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare, Inc. She was born March 2, 1918, at Clinton, Wis. Her parents were Jasper and Edith Dresser.
She grew up in the Beliot area, attended Murray School and graduated from Madison West High School. After attending secretarial school, she was employed as a secretary for Lutheran Memorial Church. She was married to Mathias William Felton in 1938. After her children were grown, she became supervisor of the technical typing pool at Colorado State University Engineering Research Center at Fort Collins, Colo. The couple then retired to Verona, Wis. Mr. Felton preceded her in death in 1996.
She is survived by four daughters, Margaret Minneman of Winnweiler, Germany, Susan Sauer of Virginia Beach, Va., Andrea Priboth of Verona, Wis., and Janet Boitos of Bloomington, Il.; son William Felton of Wichita, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Jeanette Boyd of Austin, Texas; and her brother Richard Dresser of Fountain Hill, Ariz.
Mrs. Felton's funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Westminster Presbyterian Church at Madison, Wis., with Rev. David Hoffelt officiating. Burial will be Verona Cemetery. Family visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, with public visitation from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., all at Cress Funeral Home in Madison. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Hospital; HospiceCare, Inc.; or Westminster Presbyterian Church, in care of Cress Funeral Home, 36210 Speedway Rd., Madison, WI 53705.
Constance Stalos, 77
(Apr. 5) AUSTIN, Texas - Constance Stalos, 77, died Friday, March 29, 2002, at her home. She was born July 12, 1924, at Alliance. Her parents were Tom and Helen (Allison) Stalos.
She graduated from St. Agnes Academy in 1952 and from Denver University in 1946. She lived at Alliance until 1997. She was a volunteer for Head Start and a member of the Greek Orthodox Church at Bayard. She is survived by her sister, Irene Hatfield of Austin; and many nieces and nephews.
Miss Stalos' funeral and burial were Monday, April 1, at Austin. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Ina B. Bartels, 101
(Apr. 7) ALLIANCE - Ina B. Bartels, 101, died Thursday, April 5, 2001, at Highland Park Care Center in Alliance. She was born July 22, 1899, to Charles and Jennie Bell on a farm south of Rushville, Neb.
She attended school in Rushville, took Normal training, graduating from high school in 1918. She then taught school for three years. She married Adrian Barker on June 5, 1921. To this union five children were born: Charles, Don, Jack, Jeanne and David. The Barkers lived in Pine Ridge, S.D., then in Clinton, Neb., until 1925 when they moved to Alliance. Ina spent many years working as a sales clerk at Montgomery Wards and J.C. Penney's stores. On Nov. 7, 1953, she married Herman W. Bartels and they moved to Herman's farm north of Alliance on Jan. 1, 1954. They made their home there until moving back into Alliance in 1980. She was an over 90-year member of the United Methodist Church, life member of American Legion Auxiliary, and the A.A.R.P.
Her husband, Herman, children, David Barker, Jeanne Settles, and Jack Barker, three sisters and one brother, preceded her in death. Her survivors are her sons, Charles Barker of Iowa City, Iowa, Don Barker of Plantation, Fla., 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchildren, stepchildren, Lowell Bartels, Dwain Bartels, Glen Bartels and Shirley Dillon. Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Alliance. The Reverend Mark Schutt will officiate. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Friends may call at Bates-Gould Funeral Home on Monday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Didier, 77
(April 7) FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Mary Didier, 77 of Scottsbluff, Neb., died Thursday, April 3, 2003, at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Ft. Collins, Colo. She was born on May 24, 1925, at Oshkosh, Neb. Her parents were Carl and Josie (Johnson) Klitzing.
She had taught at several country grade schools while living in the panhandle. She married John Didier on October 10, 1973, in Torrington, Wyo. She is survived by her husband, John Didier; daughter Sandy and husband Mick McCarthy of Alliance; two sons Doug and wife Jarolyn Crouse of Valentine, and Steve and wife Paula Crouse of Springview; five grandchildren J.D. Crouse and wife Amy; Cyd Caminoda and husband Niels Caminoda, Jarrod & Crystal Crouse, Tisha Hewitt and husband Russ Hewitt; and four great grandchildren. She also is survived by John's eight children and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
Mrs. Didier's Funeral will be at 2 p.m. today, April 7, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Larry Mead officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials have been established to the St. Agnes Foundation in Alliance or to the donor's choice.
Joan Kindsfater, 69
(Apr. 8) ALLIANCE - Joan Kindsfater, 69, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center. She was born May 22, 1932, at Alliance to Melvin and Ida (Bauer) Johnston.
Following her graduation from high school she lived most of her life in Colorado. She returned to Alliance in 1998. She is survived by her stepsons, Doug Kindsfater and Bob Kindsfater of Fort Collins, Colo.; stepdaughters, Cindy Robbins of Minburn, Iowa, and Diane Hawn of Windsor, Calif.; niece Rita Burri of Alliance, and nephews Terry Johnston and Perry Johnston of Alliance. Her husband, Robert Kindsfater, son David, and brother Orval Johnston preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 10, at the Bates-Gould Chapel, with Rev. Dan Floyd officiating. Burial will be in the Roselawn Cemetery at Fort Collins, Colo., at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 11. Memorials may be given to Prairie Haven Hospice, P.O. Box 21, Alliance, NE 69301; Good Samaritan Health Care Center, P.O. Box 970, Alliance; or to a charity of the donor's choice. Bates-Gould Funeral Home of Alliance is in charge of arrangements.
Gladys P. Serl, 71
(Apr. 8) ALLIANCE - Gladys P. Serl, 71, died Saturday, April 6, 2002, at the Box Butte General Hospital. She was born Sept. 28, 1930, at Box Butte County, Neb., to Stanley and Agnes (Keane) Adamson.
She was married to Lloyd L. Serl on Feb. 6, 1952, at Alliance. She was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, the Eagles Auxiliary, and the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Lloyd L. Serl; son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd D. and Klara Serl; and son LeRoy G. Serl. She also is survived by her brothers, Stanley Adamson, Charles Adamson, and Donald Adamson, all of Alliance. Her parents, daughter Linda Marie, and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 11, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, with Fr. Vince Parsons officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Richard H. Sutphen, 67
(April 8) ALLIANCE - Richard H. Sutphen, 67, died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Box Butte General Hospital. He was born Aug. 4, 1935, at Lodgepole, to David and Agnes (Hood) Sutphen.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. On Feb. 27, 1961, he married to Linda M. Lewis at Bridgeport. He lived in the Sand Hills all of his life where he ranched south of Lakeside. He is survived by his wife Linda; sons R.D. and wife Marianne Sutphen of Lakeside, and J.D. and wife Jodi Sutphen of Hemingford; and grandchildren Kara, Ty, Morgan and Peyton. His parents, 2 half-brothers and a half-sister preceded him in death.
At his request, cremation has taken place and no services will be held. Memorials may be given to the Heart of the Hills Fire Protection District. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy A. Reinwald, 72
(April 8) OMAHA - Dorothy Anna Reinwald, 72, died Monday, April 7, 2003. She was born on March 2, 1931, at Sutherland, to John and Bertha (Berryman) Keder.
She was married to Wallace Reinwald on August 16, 1957. She graduated from Alliance High School in 1948, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Chadron State College in 1952. She earned her Master of Arts in Education in 1957 from the University of Northern Colorado, and attended the University of Wyoming at Laramie. She taught at Bridgeport from 1952 to 1956, then at Gering from 1956 to 1977. She also taught English preparatory classes. She then moved into library work at the school. She and her husband moved to Omaha in 1977, where she worked as the librarian at Platteview through 1992, when she retired. She is survived by her husband; sister Donna Kinsey of Seattle, Wash.; brother Norman Keder of Alliance; and many nieces and nephews. Her parents and brother Wilbert E. Keder preceded her in death.
Mrs. Reinwald's funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at First United Methodist Church, Omaha. Her graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Alliance Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at John A. Gentleman 72nd Street Chapel, Omaha. Memorials may be given to American Parkinson.
Evelyn Fraser, 77
(April 8) RUSHVILLE - Evelyn Fraser, 77, died Sunday, April 6, at Regional West Medical Center, Scottsbluff. She was born Oct. 5, 1925, at Howells, to Joseph J. and marie (Rhoda) Hledik.
She is survived by her husband Francis of Rushville; sons Allen (Jan) English of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Gary (Lynn) English of Evansville, Ill.; daughters Colene Adams and Al Willits of Aurora, Colo., and Loretta (Alan) Roland of Hemingford; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She also is survived by one brother Leo Hledik of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and three sisters, Wilma Karel of Clarkson, Leona Hynek and Jody Hespen of Omaha.
Mrs. Fraser's funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at Cicmanec-Chamberlain-Pier Morturary at Rushville, with Pastor Craig Collins officiating. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the mortuary. A memorial has been established for the Rushville Ambulance Fund. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain-Drabbels Mortuary, P.O. Box 443, Hay Springs, NE 69347-0443.
Richard Bassett, 84
(April 8) MULLEN - Richard Ray Bassett, 84, died Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home. He was born Sept. 28, 1918, at Mullen, to Frank and Maude (Comstock) Bassett.
He attended country grade school and graduated from Mullen High School in 1937. He went to work for Marvin and Pete Tucker because they were one of the few people that owned a tractor. Marvin and Ray also started a country repair shop. He served in the U.S. Army from February 1942 to December 1945. He worked for Bud Able, Lou Bond, and Eck's Equipment, which he bought and operated. He married Leon Evert Cook on Sept. 9, 1950, at Mullen. In 1957, the family moved to Pine Bluffs, Wyo., where he was shop foreman of the Bull Canyon Ranch. They returned to Hyannis in August 1959, and purchased a home and business in November 1949. He is survived by his wife Leon of Mullen; children Jim (Eleanor) Cook of Brookings, Ore., Carolyn (Joe) Jara of Lincoln, Bertha (Mick) Downing, Robert (Heather) Bassett and Francis (Vicki) Bassett of Whitman, and Ruth (Mike) Shimmen of Tryon; 18 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He also is survived by sisters Thelma (Bink) Dearman of Mullen and Jean (Clinton) Daly of Erickson; sisters-in-law, Edith Maise of Fortuna, Calif., and Lucille Jenkens of Gothenburg; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Basset's funeral will be a 1 p.m. MDT Thursday, April 10, at the Whitman Community Club at Whitman. Memorials may be sent to Eclipse Church, c/o Linda Tucker, HC 3 Box 15, Mullen, NE 69152.