Amy L. Sieger, 95
(Dec. 11) ALLIANCE - Amy Loretta Sieger, 95, of Oshkosh, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at Highland Park Care Center. She was born Nov. 25, 1906, at Alliance. Her parents were Lurton and Amy (Phillips) Jay.
She grew up on a ranch southwest of Alliance. She boarded in Alliance during her high school years, and worked at St. Joseph's Hospital to pay expenses. She graduated from the St. Joseph's Hospital School for Nurses June 25, 1928, with a nursing degree. She was married to Leonard Sieger of Buffalo Gap, S.D., June 25, 1928, at Hyannis. He preceded her in death in 1976. She is survived by her son Donald of Oshkosh; and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Sieger's funeral will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Holechek Funeral Home at Oshkosh, with Pastor Cliff Transmeier of the Lisco Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Oshkosh Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the funeral home. A memorial is being established. Donations may be sent to the family.
David C. Weston, 58
(Dec. 11) BOISE, Idaho - David C. Weston, 58, formerly of Alliance, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at his daughter's home at Boise. He was born Aug. 25, 1943, at Hot Springs, S.D. His parents were Clyde and Elna Weston. He is survived by his wife, Carol (Boots); and daughters Angela and Julie of Boise. He also is survived by his mother, Elna; sister, Anna Smith; brothers, Charles of Alliance, Bob, Gary and Wayne; numerous nephews and nieces.
Marge L. Nazarenus, 65
(Dec. 12) GERING - Marge Louise Nazarenus, 65, died Friday, Dec. 8, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. She was born Feb. 2, 1935, at Hemingford. Her parents were George M. and Alice B. (Bartlett) Rogowski.
She graduated from catholic school in Alliance in 1953. She was married to George Nazarenus on Aug. 28, 1954, at Scottsbluff. The couple made their home in Gering where she worked for Montgomery Wards and Sears for many years, and then owned and operated Margie Lou's Shoe Store. She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters, and serve on the church's Building Committee.
She is survived by her husband, George Nazarenus of the home in Gering; her son Scott Nazarenus of Gering; and stepmother Leona Rogowski of Scottsbluff.
Mrs. Nazarenus' Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Gering, with Father Gerald Harr officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Cemetery at Gering. Visitation will be until 8 p.m. today, Dec. 11, at Gering Memorial Chapel. A vigil service will be at 7 p.m. today, Dec. 11, at Gering Memorial Chapel. Memorials may be made to Christ the King Catholic Church or the American Heart Association.
Arlene Kolbo, 82
(Dec. 12) ALLIANCE - Arlene M. Kolbo, 82, died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at her home in Alliance. She was born Oct. 27, 1918, at Lexington, Neb., to Melvin G. and Ida M. (Koehn) Diefenbach. She graduated from Lexington High School in 1937.
She worked in Grand Island for two years and then moved to Santa Monica, Calif., to work for Douglas Aircraft. She married Robert Kolbo on Aug. 2, 1945 in Downey, California. Later, the couple moved from California to Silver Springs, Nev., where she and Robert lived until he passed away in December 1975. She then moved to Alliance in 1976 and was employed by Hatch Enterprises until she retired. She was well known for her artistic stitchery and her love for children and animals. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the RSVP Swingin' Seniors.
Her husband, parents, brothers Fred and Paul Diefenbach and her sister Florence Walker preceded her in death. She is survived by her sisters, Ruth Hatch of Alliance, Emogene Andrews of Wabasso, Minn., Vera Hageman of Ithaca, Neb., and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Alliance. The Reverend Mark Schutt will officiate. Burial will be Friday, Dec. 15, at Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose, Calif. Memorials may be sent in care of Ruth Hatch, 1039 Dakota Avenue, Alliance, NE 69301, or to Prairie Haven Hospice, P.O. Box 21, Alliance, NE 69301. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Raleigh Rolling "Tuffy" Bay
(Dec. 12) BROKEN BOW - Raleigh Rollin "Tuffy" Bay, 86, of the Garfield Table area died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Sandhills Manor Nursing Home. He was born May 12, 1915, at Stapleton. His parents were George E. and Ethel (Reynolds) Bay.
He graduated from Stapleton High School in 1933. He married Irene Long Nov. 14, 1942. They ranched with his parents until 1944, then moved to Garfield Table to farm until his retirement in 1981. Then they lived in North Platte. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church at Stapleton. He is survived by his wife, Irene; son, Riley Bay of Arnold and daughter Wilma Schaffert of Alliance; and five grandchildren. He also is survived by his brother Lawrence Bay of North Platte.
Mr. Bay's funeral will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14, at First Presbyterian Church at Stapleton, with Rev. Gene Purcell officiating. Burial will be in McCain Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Arnold Funeral Home; and from 10 a.m. to service time, Friday Dec. 14, at the church. A memorial has been established to the First Presbyterian Church at Stapleton.
William J. Rohrbouck, 80
(Dec. 13) ALLIANCE - William J. Rohrbouck, 80, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, at Box Butte General Hospital. He was born July 4, 1922, in Bridgeport, Neb., to Jacob and Leona (MacIntosh) Rohrbouck.
He graduated from Alliance High School. He served as side-gunner in the Army Air Corps during WWII from 1943 to 1945. On Feb. 15, 1948, he married Iris Warnke in Alliance. He worked as a mechanic for Plains Implement John Deere Dealership for 40 years, working on 2 cylinder tractors. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, life member of Alliance V.F.W. and was an avid outdoorsman. His survivors include his wife, Iris, son Robert E. Rohrbouck of Ft. Worth, Texas, daughters and sons-in-law, Janice and Norm Richardson of Chadron, Neb., and Pam and Terry Hugen of Laurel, Iowa, brother, Ken and Thelma Rohrbouck of Alliance, sister-in-law, Violet Davis of Belfair, Wash., step-sister Betty McKiney of Orlando, FL, grandchildren, Richard and Shelly Broderick of Rapid City, S.D., Robert and Jennifer Broderick of Rapid City, Hattie and Hallie Hugen of Laurel, Iowa, great-granddaughter Bailey Marie Broderick of Rapid City, S.D. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him. His parents, son Billy Jr., one brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be Monday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, with the Reverend James Rowe officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Memorials may be given to the First Baptist Church, 931 Yellowstone, Alliance, NE 69301. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Willey Lingbloom, 63
(Dec. 14) TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Helen Willey Lingbloom, age 63, of Torrington, WY died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. She was born Oct. 10, 1937, at Alliance to Freeman and Margaret (Tooley) Garrett.
On June 12, 1956, she married Richard Willey at Bremerton, Wash. He preceded her in death. On Jan. 10, 1990, she married William D. Lingbloom in Alliance. In 1991, the couple moved to Torrington, Wyo.
Her survivors are her husband, William; daughters, Kim and her husband Tom Liberg of Alliance, Nancy and her husband Michael Guthrie of Greeley, Colo.; son Kenneth and his wife Sandi Willey of Alliance, Michael Willey of Salt Lake, Utah; step-sons Randy and his wife Vicki Lingbloom of Cheyenne, Wyo.; Michael and his wife Janice Lingbloom of Brigham City, Utah; sister, Donna Best of Torrington, Wyo., grandchildren, Paige Kunzman of Westminster, Colo., Christine Guthrie of Greeley, Colo., Ri Kunzman of Kearney, Richard Willey of Alliance, Travis Guthrie of Greeley, Colo., Aaron Willey and Gretchen Willey of Alliance. She is also survived by 8 step-grandchildren and 3 step-great-grandchildren. Her first husband and her parents preceded her in death. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and the Eagles Auxiliary.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Alliance. The Reverend Arlys Wilbur and James McNutt officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF) 12650 Riverside Drive, Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Esther M. Dyer, 85
(Dec. 14) HEMINGFORD - Esther M. Dyer of Hemingford passed away Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2000, at the Hemingford Community Care Center. She was 85. She was born in Box Butte County on April 12, 1915 to William H. and Rosa M. (Knapp) Vogel.
She married Doyle B. Dyer on November 23, 1940 at Alliance. They lived on the family farm west of Hemingford and moved to Hemingford 40 years ago. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where she belonged to the church quilters. She also was a member of the Hemingford Coffee Friends. Her parents and a grandson preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband Doyle, son Edward and Diane Dyer of Panama City, Fla., daughters Betty and Dale Vaughn of Alliance, Carol and Tom Mumm of Holdrege, NE, grandchildren, Susan Vaughn of Denver, Colo., Mark Vaughn and Eric Vaughn of Alliance, Todd Vaughn of Omaha, Neb., Ryan Munn of Holdrege, Neb., Travis Munn of the U.S. Navy in Groten, Conn., Jenny Munn of Omaha, NE, Will Dyer of Lincoln, NE, Gregory Dyer of Panama City, FL, great grandchildren Bryce and Brooke Vaughn of Alliance, Lauren and Alexandra Vaughn of Lincoln, NE, and Ivee Bills-Vaughn of Omaha, NE. brothers, William Vogel and Herb Vogel of Alliance, sisters, Ruth Morrison, Mabel Hashman, Pearl Johnson and Elsie Brandt all of Alliance, Neb.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 16, 2000, at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alliance. The Reverend Martin T. Schnare and Reverend Richard C. Mueller officiating. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bates-Gould Funeral Home in Hemingford Thursday and Friday or at the church prior to the service Saturday. Memorials may be given to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Hemingford Volunteer Firefighters Association or to Prairie Haven Hospice. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lillie L. Sikorski, 94
(Dec. 14) STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. - Lillie L. Sikorski, 94, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, at Stockbridge, Ga. She was born April 24, 1906, at Strasbourg, France. Her parents were Max and Anna (Lattwein) Dierke.
She was married to Ralph J. Sikorski. He preceded her in death. Her son Walter Hilbig of Germany; two sisters, Alice Wade and Lilly Simons, both of Stockbridge, Ga.; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren survive her.
Mrs. Sikorski's graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at Crawford Cemetery, with Rev. Tim Pratt officiating. Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.
Bessie C. Hennings, 93
(Dec. 14) HEMINGFORD - Bessie Catherine Hennings, 93, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at the Hemingford Community Care Center. She was born Feb. 16, 1908, to Fred and Flora (Vaughn) Bergfield at Guide Rock.
At the age of five Bessie arrived with her mother and family on the first passenger train after the blizzard of 1913. Her father arrived a short time later on a freight train with their household goods and livestock and they settled on a farm east of Hemingford. She was married to Henry C. Hennings Jan. 16, 1926, at Hemingford. They were area lifetime farmers. She was a longtime member of the Congregational Church, Women's Fellowship, Farmer's Union, Wheat Hearts, Progressive Home Study Club and Hemingford Monday and Thursday card clubs. She is survived by her daughter and husband, Donna and Bill Delsing of Hemingford; six grandchildren, Michael and Sandra Delsing of Kennesaw, Ga., Brad and Joy Delsing of Alliance, Bruce and Leti Delsing of Marysville, Wash., Michelle Manning of Lincoln, Jennifer and Joe Stahlecker of Spencer, and Sean Delsing of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; eight great-grandchildren, Libby, Ryan and Jordan Delsing, Michael and James Manning, Drew and Emma Stahlecker, and Nikki Soto. Her parents, husband, two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18 at the Congregational Church in Hemingford, with Rev. Walter Cline officiating. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Congregational Church or Hemingford Community Care Center. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Blanche O. Bohn, 93
(Dec. 14) HEMINGFORD - Blanche Olive Bohn, 93, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at Hemingford Community Care Center. She was born Sep. 17, 1908, at York to Charles and Pearl (Lafler) Hookham.
She was married to Peter V. Bohn on July 19, 1952, at Denver, Colo. During her life she lived in Nebraska, Arizona, Washington, D.C., Missouri and California before moving to Alliance in 1987. She is survived by her grandson Kelly McKeag of Lockhart, Texas; granddaughters, Alaina Diekemper of St. Louis, Mo., and Zita Nason of Kellen, Texas; and several great-grandchildren. Her husband, daughter, Patricia McKeag, and brother, Claude Hookham, preceded her in death.
No services are planned. Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Wesley Alan Jones, 97
(Dec. 15) BASSETT - Wesley Alan Jones, 97, died Monday, Dec. 11, at Rock County Long Term Care at Bassett. He was born July 16, 1903, at Atkinson, Neb. His parents were Robert and Nora (Jameson) Jones.
He attended Newport schools and graduated from Newport High School. He married Hester Irene Turpin on Dec. 24, 1934, at rural Newport. Beginning in 1942, the couple moved to Omaha, then to Lexington, Ky., and then to Philadelphia while he was with the U.S. Signal Corps. IN 1946, they moved back to Newport where he operated Newport Cooperative Credit Association Bank. In 1952, the moved to Bassett where he was self-employed in the electrical business, an was the radio engineer for KBRB Ainsworth and KVSH Valentine stations.
His two sons survive him, John Jones of Alliance and James Jones of Loveland, Colo; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Mr. Jones' graveside services were Thursday, Dec. 14, at Bassett Memorial Park, with Pastor Virginia Fleharty officiating. Memorials may be made to the Rock County Ambulance Service Fund. Hoch Funeral Home of Bassett was in charge of arrangements.