Mary Jo Clark, 83
(May 24) MONDAMIN, Iowa - Mary Jo Clark, 83, of Mondamin, Iowa, died Sunday, May 20 at the Community Memorial Hospital at Missouri Valley. She was born June 9, 1917, at Little Sioux Iowa. Her parents were Ragland and Ruth (Huff) White.
She was married to Francis F. Clark, June 25, 1939, at Little Sioux Iowa. Her husband preceded her in death in 1996. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Little Sioux.
She is survived by one daughter, Linda Lore of Alliance; two sons, Lonne Clark of McAlester, Okla., and Lary Clark of Mondamin, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Clark's funeral was at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 24, at the Church of Christ at Little Sioux, with Pastor Wayne Bahr officiating. Burial was at Soldier Valley Cemetery at Pisgah, Iowa. Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Delores E. Brown, 78
(May 13) CARMICHAEL, Calif. - Delores E. "Dee" Thompson Brown, 78, died May 3, 2003. She was born Sep. 1, 1926, at Alliance to Denton and Corean Thompson, also stepdaughter to the late Ralph G. Essay.
After attending the worlds fair in San Francisco in 1939, Delores made a decision to remain in California. This decision was instrumental in her life since she met and then married the love of her life, R.F. "Bob" Brown in 1945. A resident of the Placer County area since 1959, she was past President of the Roseville Emblem Club #407, state past president of CA/NV/HI State Association of Emblem Clubs, and held many offices of the National Organization of Supreme Emblem Club. Both enjoyed the professional and personal relationships that they made through their nearly 50 years of active service with the Elks and Emblems. An excellent bookkeeper for nearly 60 years, Delores especially enjoyed the 30 years of service to the Roseville Elks. She is missed greatly by her loving children, Michael and his wife "Rocky" Brown of Foresthill, Patrick and his wife Joan Brown of Meadow Vista, and Joanne and her husband John Goulart, III, of Newcastle; her seven grandchildren, Tai, Jamie, Dulcy, Corina, John IV, Andy, and Jeremiah; aunts and cousins; and, many very close friends that Dee also considered family, including those she considered additional sons and daughters. Her loving husband of 41 years, R.F. "Bob", passed away in 1987. They will be reunited at the Roseville District Cemetery. A gift of remembrance in her name can be made to the: Emblem Club Scholarship Foundation, c/o Roseville Emblem Club #407, P.O. Box 193, Roseville, CA 95678; or The National Kidney Foundation of Northern California, 1600 Sacramento Inn Way, #205, Sacramento, CA 95815-3460.
The Celebration of her life service is 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, at the Roseville Elks Lodge #2248, 3000 Brady Lane, Roseville.
Ila M. Shetler, 88
(May 13) HEMINGFORD - Ila Madeline Shetler, 88, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Charleston, S.C. She and her husband had spent the winters in South Carolina with the oldest son, Michael. She was born in Stanton County Kansas (Johnson), daughter of W R and Kate (Millburn) Pearce.
She was a homemaker and the mother of five children. She was a life-long member of the Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Shetler of Hemingford; a daughter, Janice S. Yewell of Frankfort, Ky.; and four sons, Michael L. Shetler of North Charleston, S.C., Gary B Shetler of Plymouth Mass., Curtis B Shetler of Hagerstown Md., and Timothy J Shetler of Quincy Mass; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by two sisters, Opal Darlene Grasmick of Rocky Ford, Colo., and Arlene LaVaun Ulrey of Independence, Kan. A brother, Carl W. Pearce of Oklahoma City, Okla., and a sister, Loma Estelle Wilson of Holly, Colo, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Congregational Church at Hemingford. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, May 15 at the Bates-Gould Funeral Home at Hemingford.
K. E. "Gene" Grant, 83
(May 24) LOVELAND, Colo. - Kenneth E. "Gene" Grant, 83, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at McKee Medical Center Hospice Care Center in Loveland, Colo. He was born April 14, 1920, at Alliance, Neb.
His parents were Arle Johnson and Vera Irene (Othought) Grant. He was a former resident of Alliance; Clovis, N.M.; and Deadwood, S.D. He had been a resident of Loveland, Colo., since 1980. He graduated from Alliance High School, and worked as secretary to the superintendent of the CB&Q Rail Road in Alliance for more than 20 years. He also worked for Alliance Floral and was a co-owner of a floral shop in Clovis, N.M. He owned Jean's Flowers & Gifts in Deadwood, S.D., and then worked for Rowe's Flowers and Gifts in Loveland. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and served in the Army during WWII. Along with his passion for flowers, he also enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, playing cards and sewing. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where he held the office of church Treasurer. He is survived by his sons, Brian Grant of Alliance and Don Grant of Rapid City, S.D.; daughter Mary Gonzales of Fort Collins, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his brother, Lyle L. Grant of Alliance, and his sister, Amy Medcalf of Chadron, Neb. He was preceded in death by his son, Kenneth Grant; two brothers, Arle "Merle" Grant and William "Claude" Grant; his sister, Veva V. Borstel; and grandson Kenny Grant.
Mr. Grant's funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 25, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Loveland. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at Allnutt Funeral Service in Loveland. Cremation will be completed following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Larimer County or to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 2100 North Lincoln Ave.
Joseph Bolek, 96
(May 24) ALLIANCE - Joseph Bolek, 96, died Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Highland Park Care Center. Joe, as his friends knew him, was born on May 23, 1906, in Czechoslovakia to Joseph and Anna (Cezek) Bolek.
When he was three years old, he and his parents came to the United States and homesteaded south of the Modisett Ranch. He married Edna Cronan on Dec. 8, 1930, at Hot Springs, S.D. To this union ten children were born. Joe spent most of his life in ranching, Joe and Edna also owned and operated The Hitching Rail Bar and Grill at lakeside for many years until they retired. He is survived by his sons and their wives, Richard and Carolyn Bolek of Cheyenne, Wyo., Lynn and Charleen Bolek of Florence, Ore., Joe and Judy Bolek of Springdale, Ark., and Gary and Vikki Bolek of Hemingford; daughters and their husbands, Judy and Jack Taylor of Mullen and Pat and John Bauer of Alliance; daughters-in-law, Donna Bolek of Riley Kan., Thong Bolek of Craig, Colo., and Alila Bolek of Manhattan, Kan.; 32 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Edna; brother Ed; sister Helen; sons Harold, Dwayne, Larry, Melvin and Jerry; grandson, Scott; and granddaughter, Lola.
Cremation has taken place. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, with Rev. Louise Mooney officiating. A memorial has been established to Prairie Haven Hospice, 2409 Box Butte Ave., Alliance, NE 69301. Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.
Robert D. Cole, 57
(May 25) BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Robert D. Cole, 57, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at his home at Broomfield, Colo. He was born August 12, 1943, at Hot Springs, S.D. His parents were Dwight and Ruth Cole.
He graduated from Alliance High School in 1961, and served in the U.S. Airforce from 1963 to 1967. He is survived by his wife Cheryl, of the home; two daughters, De'Onna Cole of Clearfield, Utah, and Clo'vanna O'Dell of Riverton, Utah; one step-daughter, Stephanie VanScoyk of Colorado; and two grandcholdren. He also is survived by his mother, Ruth Johnson of Alliance, two brothers, Larry Cole of Alliance, and Clifton Cole of Grangeville, Idaho; two sisters, Ann Kinser of Alliance, and Daphne Sampson of Seneca, Mo.; his step-mother, one step-brother, and two step-sisters.
There will be no memorial service. Memorials may be sent to Ruth Johnson, 908 Niobrara, Alliance, NE 69301, or given to the donor's choice.
Fern O. Schramm, 88
(May 25) CHADRON - Fern O. Schramm died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at Crest View Nursing Home at Chadron. She was born Nov. 21, 1912, at Turtle Lake, Wis. Her parents were Fred and Selma (Peterson) Humiston.
She was married to Morris Webster. She later married Virgil "Mick" Schramm. They spent many years following road construction work. In 1971 they returned to the family ranch at Oelrichs, then moved to Chadron. She is survived by one son, Dale Webster of Oelrichs; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Schramm's funeral will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 30, at Hillside Cemetery at Oelrichs, S.D., with Rev. David Anderson officiating. A memorial has been established for the Chadron Rescue Unit or Thermal Imaging Camera. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337-0970. Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Mae Sydow, 76
(May 25) RUSHVILLE - Virginia Mae Sydow, 76, died Tuesday, May 22, at Chadron Community Hospital. She was born April 7, 1925, at Hay Springs. Her parents were John and Lillie Anna (Murray) Stephens.
She is survived by her special friend, Art Masek of Chadron; sons Max Sydow of Vancouver, Wash., and Patrick Sydow of Reno, Nev.; daughter Phyllis Carlson of Hay Springs; and seven grandchildren. She also is survived by her brother, Johnie Stephens of Gothenburg; and sisters Dorothy Arthur of Rushville and Harriet Abbott of Scottsbluff.
Mrs. Sydow's funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rushville, with Vicar Michael Wittrock officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery at Rushville. Memorials may be made to the Chadron Senior Citizens Center, in care of Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
John T. Rogers, 92 Lavelle Rogers, 89
(May 26) CHEYENNE, Wyo. - John T. Rogers, 92, and Lavelle Rogers, 89, died within an hour of each other on Friday, May 16, 2003, at the Cheyenne Health Care Center. He was born April 23, 1911, and she was born Oct. 20, 1913, both at Alliance.
They both attended school at Alliance, and had lived at Cheyenne since 1941. They were married on Feb. 25, 1936, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church at Alliance. He was an engineer for the Union Pacific Railroad for 40 years. They are survived by one daughter, Carolyn Rogers of Cheyenne; one son, Jack (Loretta) Rogers of Cody, Wyo.; grandchildren Mary Jane Cardinale of Denver, Colo., Jack Rogers of Auxtin, Texas and Janelle Rogers of Detroit, Mich; one great-granddaughter, Aria Cardinale of Denver; his sister, Lenore Brown of Nundelein, Ill.; nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary Watteyne, brothers and spouses, Clyde and Lois Watteyne and Ralph and Mary Watteyne; and a sister and husband, Visna and Noah Steinman. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Charlotte Rogers; two brothers Albert Rogers and Herbert Rogers; and two sisters Mary Burnett and Patsy Spinrad.
The funeral was at 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, at St. Mary's Cathedral, with Rev. James Schumacher as the celebrant. Interment will be in Olivet Cemetery at Cheyenne. A memorial has been established to St. Joseph's Children's Home, 1419 S. Main, Torrington, WY 82240.
Clarabel E. Manion, 87
(May 26) HEMINGFORD - Clarabel E. Manion, 87, died Saturday, May 24, 2003, at her daughter's home at Hemingford. She was born Oct. 22, 1915, at Guide Rock to Chris and Pauline (Rawlings) Guy.
Her family moved to Hemingford when she was 12. She graduated from Hemingford High School in 1933. She attended Chadron State College and taught in rural schools for 8 years. One of her fondest memories was of a bus trip she took to the West Coast with her college class. She was married to John Joseph (Joe) Manion Dec. 30, 1939, at Harrisburg, and to this union seven children were born. She was a member of the Congregational Church. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Carolee and Mike Koehn of Gering, and Jodine and Dana Sorensen of Hemingford; son and daughter-in-law, Roland and Mary Manion of Crawford; son Tom Manion of Hemingford; and her daughter, Diane Harrison of Kansas City; grandchildren, Aaron, Travis, Tori, and Tanner Sorensen, Randy, Aric, and Michael Manion, and Trina Koehn; great-grandchildren, Melissa and Alexander Manion, and Matthew and Maysyn Sorensen. She also is survived by her brothers, Burnell Guy of Lincoln, John Guy of Denver, and Lloyd Leon Guy and his wife Marlene of Queen Creek, Ariz.; and sisters, Evelyn Brandon of Mesa, Ariz., and Pat Kembel and her husband John of Scottsbluff. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sons, William Joseph and James Kevin, and four sisters.
Mrs. Manion's funeral will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 28, at the Congregational Church at Hemingford, with Rev. Jim West officiating. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Congregational Church. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Overstreet, 87
(May 26) HEMINGFORD - Margaret Katherine Overstreet, 87, died Friday, May 23, 2003, at the Hemingford Community Care Center. She was born Sep. 30, 1915, at Pueblo, Colo., to John George and Ethel May (Robinson) Noack.
The family moved to Denver, Colo., when she was three months old. She attended Alcott School. In 1926 the family moved to Alliance. She graduated from Alliance High School in 1933, and attended Barnes Business College at Denver. She was married to L.E. "Bus" Overstreet on Aug. 25, 1935, at Hot Springs, S.D. She was a member of and the first President of the Alliance Fireman's Auxiliary, a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Eastern Star, Box Butte General Hospital Auxiliary, the Golden Age Club, the United Methodist Church, Jobs Daughters Majority Club, Friends of the Library, and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jo Anne and Jack Coupens of Dana Point, Calif., Nancy and Kenny Horstman of Hemingford, and Peggy and Dennis Helmer of North Richland Hills, Texas; nine grandsons; and seventeen great-grandchildren. Also surviving her are her nieces and their husbands, Barbara and John Pellegren of Castle Rock, Colo., and Cathy and Richard James of Lusk, Wyo. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sister Nancy, and her granddaughter Gailene Horstman.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, May 30, at the Bates-Gould Chapel, with Rev. Craig Collins officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Alliance Volunteer Fire Department or the Hemingford Community Care Center. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sister Anna Krenzel, 88
(May 26) ALLIANCE - Sister Anna Humiliata Krenzel, 88, died Sunday, May 25, 2003 at Marion Residence. She was born Jan. 25, 1915, in Orrin, N.D., to Eustachius and Mary Magdalen (Hagel) Krenzel.
She made her First Profession of Vows on Aug. 17, 1938, in Stella Niagra, N.Y. Sister Anna worked as a pastoral minister for Marycrest in Denver, St. Agnes Academy in Alliance, St. Mary Hospital in Scottsbluff, and St. Joseph Hospital in Minot, N.D. Her survivors include her sisters, Sister Eustacia Krenzel of Alliance, and Mrs. Felicitas Hager of Rugby, N.D. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents, four sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 28, at 2 p.m. at Marion Residence with Father Bryan Ernest officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. A wake service will be Tuesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. at Marion Residence. Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, 1104 Toluca Ave., Alliance, NE 69301. Bates-Gould Funeral Home of Alliance is in charge of arrangements.