Orville K. Langley, 69
(Sept. 28) SIDNEY - Orville K. Langley, 69, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Memorial Health Center, Extended Care. He was born Sept. 25, 1932 at Sidney. His parents were Raymond and Robina (Peters) Langley.
He was raised and attended school in Sidney. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict. He married Nadena Spady Ross Feb. 27, 1963. He was a truck driver until his retirement in 1999. He was a member of the Sidney Elks Lodge, VFW and American Legion. He is survived by his wife Nadena of the home; daughters, Denise Mayland of Alliance and Dena Pruss of Sidney; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He also is survived by his mother, Robina Langley, and one brother, Dallas Langley both of Sidney; and two God-children.
Mr. Langley's funeral will be at 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 1, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Edgar Schambach officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with Military Honors provided By American Legion Post 17, VFW Post 610 and DAV Chapter 40. A memorial has been established to the American Red Cross. Visitation is from noon to 8 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30. Gehrig and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Iva Duskin, 83
(Sept. 29) ALLIANCE - Iva L. Duskin of Alliance died Tuesday, Sept. 26, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Alliance. She was 83 She was born Feb. 23, 1917, at Avoca, to Fred and Olive P. (Bates) Westlake. She was married to William H. Duskin on Jan. 10, 1933. He precedes her in death as well as a daughter, Betty Ferguson, 3 brothers and 5 sisters.
Mrs. Duskin was a lifetime member of the Eagles Auxiliary. Her survivors are her children and their spouses, William and Joan Duskin of Murrells Inlet, SC, Maryann OŐBannon of Spokane, Wash., Robert and Kaye Duskin of New Castle, Colo.; sister and her husband, Hester and Clarence Uttecht of Mitchell; brothers-in-law, Charles and Lurene Duskin of Holland, Mich. and Delmer Duskin of Augusta, Ga., 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be Monday, Oct. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Bates-Gould Chapel.
The Rev. Charles Duskin and Rev. Teresa Brod officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alvin A. Cozzini, 77
(Sept. 29) CRAWFORD - Alvin A. Cozzini, 77, died Thursday, Sept. 28, at his home. He was born July 1, 1923, in Milwaukee, Wisc. to Edward and Giacomina Cozzini. Alvin was affiliated with the Experimental Aircraft Association.
His survivors include his wife, Helen of Crawford; son, Edward Cozzini of Milwaukee, Wisc.; daughter, Lisa Cozzini of Tampa, Flor.; two sisters, Louise Millunzi and Olympia Steuer, both of Milwaukee, Wisc. and one grandchild. Memorial services will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established for the Chadron Hospice Care.
Donations may be sent to the Security Bank in Crawford. Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of the arrangements.
Gertrude E. Tolstedt, 89
(Sept. 30) ALLIANCE - Gertrude E. Tolstedt, 89, died Saturday, September 28, 2002 at Good Samaritan Health Care Center. She was born July 29, 1913 in Breconshire, South Wales to George and Lydia (Lawrence) Williams.
Her family immigrated to the United States in her youth and settled in the Alliance area. On Sept. 4, 1942, she was united in marriage to Wilber W. Tolstedt at Walterboro, S.C. She was a member of the First Christian Church, I.C. Club, Does and Card Club. She is survived by her daughters and their husbands, Barbara and Jim Katen of Hemingford, and Linda and Kim Ahlschwede of Alliance; and grandchildren, Jonathan Katen, Greg and Carrie Katen and Troy Katen. Her parents, husband, one sister and one brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, at the First Christian Church, with the Rev. Walter Cline officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Christian Church. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Hardin, 58
(Oct. 1) STERLING, Colo. - Patricia Ann Hardin, 58, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at St. Luke's Hospital at Denver, Colo. She was born Aug. 24, 1943, at Hemingford. Her parents were Leonard and Josephine (Gasseling) Tschacher.
She was married to Delmar Hardin Oct. 25, 1960, at Sterling. They lived at Sterling where she was employed at Kids Acre. She is survived by her husband Delmar of the home; one son, Michael Hardin of Sterling; daughters, Mellisa Brass of Alliance, Michell Kleist of Ogallala and Marsha Engel of Cozad; and several grandchildren. She also is survived by three brothers, Robert Tschacher of Alliance, Leonard Tschacher of Hastings and William Tschacher of Wyoming; four sisters, Elizabeth Moeller of Alliance, Linda Hatterman and Crystal Green of Hemingford, and Diane Hernandez of Iliff, Colo.
The Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Tennant Funeral Home. Mrs. Hardin's funeral will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, at St. Anthony Catholic Church at Sterling. Burial will be at the Hemingford Cemetery at a later date.
Fred Luneburg, 99
(Oct. 1) HAY SPRINGS - Fred Luneburg, 99, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001, at the Chadron Hospital. Mr. Luneburg's funeral will be at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the United Methodist Church of Hay Springs with Rev. Eric Parker officiating.
Burial will be at the Hay Springs Cemetery. He is survived by one daughter, Janet and husband Dr. Richard Jaggers of Alliance; one son, Dr. R.J. Luneburg and wife Charlene of Hay Springs; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. A memorial has been established for the Hay Springs Ambulance Fund. Donations may be sent in care of Chamberlain-Drabbels Funeral Home, Hay Springs, NE 69347-0443. Chamberlain Drabbels Mortuary of Hay Springs is in charge of arrangements.
Clinton Harvey, 87
(Oct. 2) ALLIANCE - Clinton L. Harvey died Friday, Sept. 29, at Box Butte General Hospital in Alliance. He was 87. Memorial services will be Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Alliance. The Reverend Mark Schutt will officiate.
Inurnment will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 825, Alliance, NE 69301 or to the United Methodist Church, 704 Box Butte, Alliance. Clinton Harvey was born Feb. 1, 1913, at Sweetwater to John W. and Elizabeth (Klein) Harvey. He married Hazel Ruby Perkins on April 3, 1935, at Lexington. Most of his life was spent in the Ravenna area where he worked for the C.B.&Q. and later the Burlington Northern Railroad.
He transferred with the railroad to Alliance in 1957. He retired as a locomotive engineer after 41 years with the railroad in 1976. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Blue Lodge Mason, 32nd degree Scottish Rite, Cattle Capital Shrine Club, Eagles, Burlington Northern Vets and a 46-year member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.
His survivors are his children and spouses, Glenda and Charles Rusk of Alliance, Ronald Harvey of Denver, Colo., and Robert and Karen Harvey of Alexandria, Vir. and four grandchildren, Doug Shankland, Jason Shankland, Zach Harvey and Katie Harvey. His parents, wife, a son Gary, son-in-law, Richard Shankland, a grandson, Danny Shankland and a sister, Berneice Edson, preceded him in death. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
George Harshfield, 79
(Oct. 2) CHADRON - George Harshfield, 79, died Friday, Sept. 29, at the Crestview Care Center. He was born March 13, 1921, in Belle Fourche, S.D. His parents were Charles E. and C. Irene Harshfield. He was a member of the American Legion and the V.F.W.
His survivors include wife, Dorothy; son, Daryl Harshfield; daughter, Sandi Richardson, all of Chadron; a half-sister, Jean Housh of Albuquerque, N.M. and one step-brother and one step sister; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Chamberlain Chapel with Pastor Red Romell officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron. A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society. Donations may be sent to the Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337. Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of the arrangements.
Lloyd A. Softley, 99
(Oct. 2) ALLIANCE - Memorial services for Lloyd A. Softley, 99, will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 5 at the United Methodist Church in Alliance, with Rev. Mark Schutt officiating.
Ron Broers, 63
(Oct. 2) OGALLALA - Ronald V. Broers, 63, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2001, at Ogallala Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 11, 1937, at Benson, Ill. His parents were Vern and Anne (Renken) Broers.
He attended school at Benson until his graduation in 1955. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a Survival Instructor at Stead Air Force Base at Reno, Nev., for four years. He married Nancy Jo Kunkel on March 25, 1961. He graduated from Peru State Teachers College in 1967 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He taught science and math at Alliance until 1979. He was principal and teacher at Lewellen Grade School until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of the Elks, Lions, American Legion, Ducks Unlimited and National Rifle Association. He had served on the Lewellen Volunteers of America Board and Blue Creek Volunteer Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Nancy of the home; daughter Kelly Smith of Corydon, Ind; and two grandsons. One brother Harlan Broers of Chillicothe, Ill.; and one sister, Nelda Broers of Chillicothe also survive him, Ill.
Mr. Broers' memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Lewellen United Methodist Church, with Pastor Jerry Mercer officiating. Memorials have been established to the volunteers of America or the Lewellen United Methodist Church.
Kenneth Harwick, 90
(Oct. 2) CURTIS - Kenneth Harwick, 90, died Sept. 30, 2002, at Sunset Haven Nursing Home. He was born Aug. 5, 1912, at Moorefield, to Fayette Merle and Ethel (Grange) Harwick.
He graduated from moorefield High School in 1930. On Nov. 3, 1934, he married Faye Craig at Broken Bow. She preceded him in death on March 5, 1975. They farmed near Ingham and Moorefield. He was then employed by the City of Curtis. On Nov. 17, 1988, he married Ina Grace Harder at Stockville. He was a member of the Congregational Church. He is survived by his wife, Grace of Curtis; daughter, Lynda (Dennis) Drayton of Ainsworth; sons Larry (Judith) Harwick of Flagler, Colo., and Fayette (Lori) Harwick of Alliance; two step-daughters, Billie Christensen of Littleton, Colo., and Darlene (Tedd) Hinton of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one step-son, Daniel (Karen) Smith of Maywood; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and two-step-great-grandchildren. He also is survived by one sister, Eugenie Rayback of Roseville, Calif.; and one brother, Fayette "Bud" (Ardis) Harwick of Curtis.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Moorefield Cemetery, with Pastor Leon Banzhaf officiating. Visitation is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, and 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 3. Memorials may be given to Central Plains Hospice at Cozad.
Forest P. Trenkle, 83
(Oct. 2) ALLIANCE - Forest P. "Pete" Trenkle, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1918, on a homestead in western Sheridan County, to Herman and Clara (Eckman) Trenkle.
Along with his parents and brother, Chester, the family moved three months later to the Trenkle family ranch ten miles northeast of Alliance. He spent his childhood developing a love of the sandhills and livestock that flourished in those pastures. He related exciting tales of cattle drives across the open range, as well as good horse-swapping tales. During World War II he served for four years with the Army in the Pacific, primarily in Hawaii with a balloon battalion. Following his discharge in late 1945, he returned home. On Jan. 9, 1946, he married Lucile Tschudin at Immanuel Lutheran Church. They moved to the ranch where he raised Shorthorn cattle and later Angus cattle.In 1963, he began to lose his vision, a gradual process, eventually resulting in almost a total vision loss. This, however, did not hinder his strong will to continue ranching. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Nebraska Cattlemen Association. He is survived by his sons Terry and Gary Trenkle of Alliance; grandchildren, Tiffany and Maynor Leal, Stephanie Trenkle, Heather Trenkle, Gina and John Eisenbarth, Jill Trenkle and Lee Trenkle; and four great-grandchildren. She also is survived by sisters-in-law, Evelyn Trenkle of Rushville, Rose Robbins of Bayard, Maryellen and Bill Tschudin, Catherine and Harvey Haas and Wilma Tschudin, all of Albion. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother.
Mr. Trenkel's funeral will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Revs. Martin T. Schnare and Richard C. Mueller officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials have been established to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor's choice. Bates Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Velma Earline Landreth, 56
(Oct. 4) GORDON - Velma Earline Landreth, 56, died Monday, Oct. 2, at the Chadron Community Hospital. Her survivors include her father and step-mother, Dale A. and Eleonora Post of Rushville; husband, Vern Landreth of Gordon; two sons, John and Donald, both of Gordon; daughter, Janet Landreth of Gordon; brother, LeRoy Post of Arizona; sister, LeArdis of Oregon and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Gordon United Methodist Church with Pastor Nita Gelling Cloran officiating. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Rushville. A memorial has been established for the Clinton United Methodist Church. Donations may be sent to the First National Bank, P.O. Box 290, Gordon, NE 69343. Chamberlain-Gates Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
Richard Wickiser, 70
(Oct. 4) OMAHA - Richard C. Wickiser, 70, formerly of Alliance, died Sept. 23, 2002. He was an Alliance resident from 1987 until 1999. He served as the Commander for The American Legion Post 7 for the 1988-89 term.
He is survived by one son, R. Joseph (April) Wickiser; daughters, Cynthia (Michael) Orsi, Kellye O'Hara and Christina Wickiser; grandchildren, Michael, Tyler, Emily, Christy, Eva, Beth and Olivia; and great-grandchildren, John and Michael all of Omaha. He also is survived by his sister Maralee Rischling of Alliance. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Blanche Wickiser; one daughter, Kathleen; and one sister, Linda.
Cards may be sent in care of Kellye O'Hara, 5436 Decatur, Omaha, NE 68104.