William Patrick Rosane
(Sept. 15) CHADRON - William Patrick Rosane, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Chadron Community Hospital. He was born Wednesday, Sept. 13, in Chadron to Raymond Eugene and Lori Tessine (Dillon) Rosane.
His survivors include his parents of Chadron; two brothers, Thomas and Mitchell Rosane of Chadron and his grandparents, Herta and Bill Kosmiski and Leonard and Chris Rosane. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Calvary Cemetery in Alliance with Father Brian Ernest officiating. Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements.
Donald L. Schwaderer, 63
(Sept. 15) ALLIANCE - Donald L. Schwaderer died Thursday, Sept. 14, at Box Butte General Hospital. He was 63 years old. He was born Feb. 2, 1937, to Martin "Otto" and Virginia T. (Bratt) Schwaderer in Alliance. He graduated from Alliance High School in 1955. He then attended the University of Nebraska College of Pharmacy where he graduated in 1960.
He married Glenda R. Allison on Jan. 16, 1960, in Lincoln. He had businesses in Valentine and Loup City before returning to Alliance in 1989. His survivor's include his wife, four children, Jeff Schwaderer, Jon Schwaderer, Julie Obershaw, and Janet Schwaderer, all of Alliance. Also surviving him is his sister Darlene Pabst of Valentine and one grandson, Christopher Obershaw of Alliance. His parents and one infant granddaughter, Anne, preceded him in death.
Memorial services will be Monday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Alliance Berean Church. Pastor Dave Wilson will officiate. Memorials may be given in care of the family at 741 East Ninth, Alliance, Nebraska, 69301. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Helen J. Schilreff, 79
(Sept. 15) GERING - Helen J. Schilreff, 79, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, at Regional West Medical Center. Helen was born on February 17, 1924 at Scottsbluff, to Fred and Mary (Wamboldt) Bruntz, and received her education in the Gering area.
She was married to Elmer Schilreff on Jan. 25, 1942, at Harrisburg. They made their home in the Scottsbluff-Gering area. Helen worked most of her life as a waitress in various restaurants. She loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Church. She is survived by her daughters Jan Libsack of Gering and Joyce Grasmick of Alliance; four grandchildren Tracy and Ramona Grasmick of Sidney, Julie and Roger Gabelhause of Alliance, Terrance Libsack of Gering and Shan and Wade Olsen of Minatare; and two great-grandchildren Crystal & Camden. She also is survived by her sisters and brothers Mary Whitman and Bill Bruntz of Greeley, Colo., Jake Bruntz of Gering, Leona Rose of Spearfish, S.D., and Wilma Hessler of Deming, N.M. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Elmer, son, parents, two sons-in-law, and five brothers and three sisters.
Mrs. Schilreff's funeral was at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept.13, at Gering Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Doug Jones officiating. Interment was at West Lawn Cemetery. A memorial has been established to the family or to donor's choice.
Grace L. Cottier, 79
(Sept. 16) CHADRON - Grace L. Cottier, 79, died Friday, Sept. 15, at the Chadron Community Hospital. She was born Jan. 19, 1921, in Hermosa, S.D. She was a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion Auxiliary, Chadron BPO Does No. 2 and the St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Her survivors include her three sons, Dave Cottier of Chadron, Terry Cottier of Sherman, Texas and Ray Cottier of Gurley; three grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father Ed Cortney officiating.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.A wake service will be held Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Chadron Community Hospital. A memorial has been established for St. Patrick's Catholic Church or the Chadron Community Hospital. Donations may be sent to the First National Bank in Chadron. Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements.
Gordon J. Keeley, 87
(Sept. 16) ALLIANCE - Gordon J. Keeley died Thursday, Sept. 14, at Box Butte General Hospital. He was 87 years old. He was born May 6, 1913, to James P. and Mary "Mattie" (Campion) Keeley in Waseca, Minn. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Waseca and attended Creighton University in Omaha. He married Josephine Walsh on May 12, 1935, in Minneapolis, Minn.
After his education and marriage he moved to San Francisco, Calif. where he worked for Standard Oil Co. and Pacific Gas & Electric Company. He then moved to Fort Dodge, Iowa where he worked for International Harvester Co. During WWII he worked on the Alaska Highway in Delta Junction, Alaska. He returned to Waseca in 1946 where he then started Keeley Implement with his brother. He moved to Alliance in 1950 and started Alliance Tractor and Implement Co. where he resided until his retirement in 1977 when he then moved to Scottsdale, Ariz. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifetime member of over 50 years of the Fraternal Order of Elks.
His survivor's include his children and their spouses, Chic and Mindy Keeley of Alliance, Theodore P. and Norine Keeley of South Lake Tahoe, Nev., Marian and Jim Buss of Seattle, Wash., Priscilla and John Cotton of Maple Valley, Wash., James P. and Patty Keeley of Sebastopol, Calif., and Laura and Mike Beemis of Casper, Wyo. Also surviving him are fifteen grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. His wife, three brothers, one sister, and one granddaughter preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Monday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A wake service will be Sunday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the church. Father Bryan Ernest officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the St. Agnes Foundation or the donor's choice. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
'Banjo' Marshall, 87
(Sept. 17) GERING - Una Jay "Banjo" Marshall, 87, of Gering died Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 at Beverly Healthcare at Scottsbluff. "Banjo" was born on Dec. 11, 1915, at Ovid, Colo., to Benjamin Wix and Lou Anna (Westman) Marshall.
As a young man he worked on ranches in eastern Colorado and was well known for his horsemanship. In 1939 he married Evelyn L. Kemper of Julesburg, Colo. In 1940 they moved to the Broadwater, Bridgeport, and Northport area where he worked as a ranch hand. To this union four children were born. He also was one of the original members who started the Morrill County 4th of July Rodeo, raised Shetland ponies, put on kid's rodeos (1950-60's) and an avid roper well into the 1970's. He moved to the Alliance area for several years and while there, he married Alverta (Bright) Stengel in 1968. Later they moved to the Scottsbluff /Gering area. He farmed and worked for West Nebraska General Hospital. He was an active member of the Panhandle Saddle Club. After his retirement he worked for Platte Valley Livestock as a ditch rider and helped with Rodeo Bible Camp Mission and Walker Rodeo Company throughout Nebraska and Wyoming with his horses and his don Pete. He is survived by his wife Alverta of Gering; three daughters, Vonda Dee (Gary) Walker of Lance Creek, Wyo., Anna Lou Goodman, North Platte, and Bonnie Lee (John L.) Fuller of Riverside, Calif.; son, Gene (Star) Marshall, Morrill; two stepsons: Harold (Mary) Stengel, Wichita Falls, Texas, and Larry (Linda) Stengel of Columbus, Ohio; 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; several nieces and nephews and lots of friends. His parents, first wife, Evelyn, 5 brothers, 2 sisters and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death.
Cremation has taken place at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory at his request. A private burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at Sunset Memorial Park. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Morrill County Fairgrounds at Bridgeport, with Pastor Jonathan Seng of the Church of Christ officiating at both services. A memorial has been established to the Morrill County 4th of July Rodeo Charter Member recognition plaque.
Beulah M. Furley, 90
(Sept. 18) NORFOLK - Beulah M. Furley, 90, died Thursday, Sept. 14, at St. JosephÕs Nursing Home in Norfolk. She was born April 3, 1910, at Ewing. Her parents were Frank and Elizabeth (Meyer) Angus. She attended rural school at Ewing and lived with her parents on the farm.
On Sept. 26, 1930, she was married to James Furley. The couple lived in Ewing and Orchard before moving to Madison in 1943. She had been a resident of Countryside Home in Madison since 1989, then moved to St. JosephÕs Nursing Home on Aug. 1.
Her survivors include her four sons, Paul Furley and Jim Furley, both of Norfolk, Richard Furley of Alliance and Jerry Furley of Thornton, Colo.; one daughter, Lois Hoffman of Norfolk; sister, Ruby Snyder of Ewing; 25 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter and one son, both in infancy.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at the Home for Funerals in Norfolk. The Rev. Randall Dilt officiating. Burial was in the Ewing Cemetery. Home for Funerals was in charge of the arrangements.
Elnora Allen, 86
(Sept. 18) ST.JOSEPH, Mo. - Elnora Allen, 86, of St. Joseph, Missouri, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at a healthcare center in Savannah, Mo. She was born Oct. 19, 1914, in Alliance. Her parents were Louis and Etta (Buster) Beal.
She moved to St. Joseph in 1938, and worked as a manager for the former Nelly Don Fabric Shop. She was a member of Bethel Foursquare Church at St. Joseph. She is survived by her son, Ray Allen of St. Joseph; and one granddaughter. She also is survived by her sister, Neva Hawley of Alliance.
Mrs. Allen's funeral will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Meierhoffer Family Funeral Service. Graveside service and burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21, at the Alliance Cemetery at Alliance.
Eugene A. Wackler, 67
(Sept. 18) SCOTTSBLUFF - Eugene Alvin Wackler, 67, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2001, at his home. He married Jeannine Maria Rentz Aug. 23, 1953 at Potsdam, Ohio. She preceded him in death.
He served in the Air force Reserves from 1953 to 1958. In 1970 they moved to Valentine where he was the Alco store manager. He then worked for Alco as a managing consultant in Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Kansas and New Mexico. In 1994 he moved to Scottsbluff where he was a machinist at the Red Barn. He was a member of Post 36 American Legion at Gering.
He is survived by his daughter Karen manning of Scottsbluff; sons, Terry Wackler of Scottsbluff, Doug Wackler of Valentine, and Danny Wackler of lake Ville, Minn.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He also is survived by two sisters and one brother.
Mr. Wackler's memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, at the First United Methodist Church in Scottsbluff, with Pastor Wayne Alloway officiating. Memorials are established to Prairie Haven Hospice or the First United Methodist Church Organ Fund. Jolliffe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph Fankhauser, 85
(Sept. 18) RUSHVILLE - Ralph Fred Fankhauser, 85, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2002, at his home. He was born on May 15, 1917, the third of ten children to Fred and Lydia (Gottier) Fankhauser.
He spent all his life in Sheridan County, except for his tour of duty in the Army. He was drafter in February 1941 and discharged in August 1945. Most of his term with the 185th Infantry of the 40th Division was spent in the South Pacific. He married Hazel Orr on Aug. 31, 1945. He worked on the Orr ranch for 36 years. In 1984 he moved to Rushville where he and his wife operated an upholstery business from their home for 14 years. The loss of both feet at age 75 did not interfere with the business. He was a member of Morse Memorial United Methodist Church, VFW and The American Legion. He is survived by his wife, Hazel; children Thomas Ralph and Bette Lynn Fankhauser of Decatur, Ill., Lila Mae and Doug Austin of Greeley, Colo., Sally Jo Randall and Dick Charles and Bonnie Fankhauser of Alliance; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He also is survived by one brother, Ray Fankhauser of Chadron; and two sisters, Wilma Dowell of Sidney and Bonnie Brice of Hay Springs.
Mr. Fankhauser's funeral will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 19, at Cicmanec-Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home at Rushville, with Rev. Eric Parker officiating. Interment with military graveside rites will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rushville. A Memorial has been established for the Chadron Hospice Program, 821 Morehead St., Chadron, NE 69337, or the donor's choice. Cicmanec-Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Colton Ryon Taylor
(Sept. 19) DENVER - Colton Ryon Taylor, infant son of Chuck Taylor, Jr. and Heather Munger, died Sept. 15, at the Children's Hospital in Denver, Colo. Colton was born Jan. 19, 2000, at the Aurora Medical Center South in Aurora, Colo.
His survivors include his parents of Kiowa, Colo.; grandparents, Chuck Taylor Sr. of Joshua, Texas, Candi Mendenhall of Elizabeth, Colo., Mark W. Munger of Elizabeth, Colo. and Karen Munger of Ft. Worth, Texas; great-grandparents, William and Mary Francis Taylor, Wilber and Jo Cater of Joshua, Texas, Audrey L. Munger and the late Thomas Wesley Munger of Alliance, Jeannie Riggs and the late Thomas Riggs of Hemingford. Aunt Tiffany Munger and numerous great uncles, great aunts and cousins also survive him.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Franktown Community Baptist Church in Franktown, Colo. with Pastor Max Teague officiating. Burial will be in the Elizabeth Cemetery in Elizabeth, Colo. A memorial has been established for the Colton Ryon Taylor Memorial Fund.
Donations may be sent to the Community First National Bank, P.O. Box 1509, Elizabeth, CO 80107. Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home in Castle Rock, Colo. is in charge of the arrangements.
Evelyn F. Jordan, 77
(Sept. 19) HARRISON - Evelyn F. Jordan, 77, died Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Crestview Care Center. She was born Nov. 15, 1922, in Gordon. Her parents were Frank and Mary (Parks) Hoyt. Her survivors include her four sons, Tom of Arcadia, Calif., John of Omaha, Mike of Hot Springs, S.D. and Doug of Green Bay, Wisc.; daughter, Darby Jordan of Redwood City, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She is also survived by her brother, Kenny Hoyt of Glenrock, Wyo.; two sisters, Gladys Winkler of Colorado and Rita Howard of Albuquerque, N.M.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Church of the Nativity with Father Loren Pohlmeier officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Harrison. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at the church.
A memorial has been established for the Harrison Senior Citizen Center or the Alzheimer's Association. Donations may be sent to the Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337. Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of the arrangements.
Charles T. Zeller, 78
(Sept. 19) HEMINGFORD - Charles T. Zeller, 78, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. He was born May 10, 1923, at Palmer, Nebraska to Henry T. and Suvilla (Brindle) Zeller.
His family moved to Hemingford 74 years ago. He served in the Air Force during WWII enlisting on Jan. 15, 1943 and being honorably discharged April 8, 1946. He married LaVonne Roland on April 29, 1947, in Hemingford. Charles worked all his life farming and ranching north of Hemingford. He worked extensively in conservation creating a 40-acre wildlife refuge on his property. He was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church, American Legion and Hemingford Sports Booster. His survivors are his wife, LaVonne; children, Carol Schafer of Alliance, Dick and wife Kathy Zeller of Ogallala, Doug and wife Debra Lea Zeller of Broken Bow, Dennis and wife Linda Zeller of Alliance, Nancy and husband Dan Swanson of Hemingford; 11 Grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He also is survived by sisters, Henrietta Quinn of Aurora, Colo., and Elizabeth Johnson of Hemingford. His parents, grandson Chad Swanson and great-grandson Jake Swanson preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Hemingford. Father Bryan Ernest and Father Jim Divis will officiate. Burial with military rites will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. A wake service will be at 7p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 19, at St. Bridget Church. Memorials may be given to the Hemingford Volunteer Firefighters Association. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Kim Goodenberger, 41
(Sept. 19) ALLIANCE - Kim R. Goodenberger, 41, died September 17, 2002 at her home. She was born April 15, 1961, at Bridgeport, to Wally and Mary (Walker) Wallesen.
She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1979 and then attended Iowa Christian Bible College. She was married to Richard D. Goodenberger on Aug. 5, 1998, at Hot Springs, S.D. She worked as a clerk for the U.S. Post Office in Alliance as well as working with the Office of Human Development. She was a member of the Alliance Christian Church. She is survived by her husband Richard; and son Pvt. Dustin L. Kaufman of Fort Knox, Ky. She also is survived by her previous husband, Troy Kaufman of Scottsbluff; parents, Wally and Mary Wallesen of Angora; one brother Tye and wife Renee Wallesen of Angora; sister and husband, Teri and Rob Francis of Alliance; and grandmother May Karnes of Bayard.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at the United Methodist Church, with Pastor Darrell Keith of Alliance Christian Church and Dr. Jerald Parriott, President of Platte Valley Bible College officiating. Inurnment will be at 2 p.m. at the Angora Cemetery for close friends and family. Memorials may be given to the Office of Human Development or given to the family for her son. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.