TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Rose Estes, 84, of Torrington, Wyo., died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at Torrington Community Hospital. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at the First United Church of Christ in Torrington with Reverend Thomas Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Friends may call at the Colyer Funeral Home on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. and the casket will be open prior to the service. The family would appreciate that memorials be directed to either the First United Church of Christ in Torrington or to the "Leukemia Team" for the Cancer Marathon c/o 403 S. 4th, Douglas, Wyo. 82633. The Colyer Funeral Home of Torrington is in charge of the arrangements.
She was born May 16, 1915, in Hemmingford, Neb., the daughter of Aaron and Minnie (Thompson) Moll. She grew up and attended school at Hemmingford. She married Fay Estes in Scottsbluff, Neb., where they operated a fruit stand. They moved to Torrington in 1945, and they operated another fruit stand on the west highway next to the Z&W Mill.
She enjoyed sewing, baking and Bingo. She enjoyed her family and visiting with friends. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ and the Friendly Society. She belonged to the VFW and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She is survived by three daughters and their spouses Marlene and Leo Herdt and Judy and Ed Burns, all of Torrington; Donna and Jerry Stroud of Cheyenne, Wyo.; two sons Larry Estes of Phoenix, Ariz., and Vernon and his wife Judy Estes of Basin, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, a twin sister Bell Yarnell, and two brothers Ted and Ken Moll.
Juana De Dios ‘Juanita’ (Leal) Hinojos
SCOTTSBLUFF - Juana De Dios ‘Juanita’ (Leal) Hinojos, 70, of Scottsbluff, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Hospital in Denver. Funeral Services will take place in El Paso, Texas.
She was born May 10, 1929, in Balleza, Chihuahua, Mexico. She received her schooling in Mexico and moved with her family to Scottsbluff in 1978.
She is survived by husband Pedro R. Leal; children Gloria and husband Fernando Sanchez of Leongeto, Mexico; Jesus and wife Esperanza Leal of Juarez, Mexico; Luis and wife Maria of Scottsbluff; Ismael Leal of Portland, Ore.; Pedro and wife Blanca of Juarez, Mexico; Alfonso and wife Vira of Scottsbluff; Hector and wife Aleida of Alliance; Veronica and husband Octavio Sanchez of Thorton, Colo.; 27 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, and one granddaughter.
Lula K. Reynolds
SCOTTSBLUFF - Lula K. Reynolds, 65, of Scottsbluff, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral arrangements are pending at The Jolliffe Funeral Home here.
Donna Mae Walker Sterkel
TORRINGTON, Wyo. - Donna Mae Walker Sterkel, 62, of Torrington, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Lingle, Wyo., with the Reverend Charles Hyatt officiating. The casket will be closed. Memorials may be directed to the Special Touch Program at Community Hospital in Torrington.
The Colyer Funeral Home of Torrington is in charge of arrangements.
She was born May 20, 1937, in Torrington, Wyo., the daughter of Robert and Faye (Nida) Walker. She grew up and attended school at Lingle; graduating from Lingle High School in 1955. She later attended Cosmetology school in Cheyenne. She worked in Casper for a short time and then returned to Torrington where she continued to work in cosmetology. She later built and operated the "Downtown Beauty Salon."
She was affiliated with the Torrington Baptist Tabernacle.
She is survived by her mother Faye Walker of Torrington; aunts Marian McElhaney of Torrington; Helen Vandel of Denver, Colo.; a special friend Duane Horner of Torrington and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Donald C. Uhrich
GERING - Donald C. Uhrich, 72, of Gering, died Feb. 24, 2000, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff, with Rev. Dale Brown officiating. Interment will be in West Lawn Cemetery in Gering with military rites by American Legion Post #36 of Gering. Memorials have been established to Salem Congregational Church or to the donor’s choice.
Friends may sign the register book at Gering Memorial Chapel from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The casket will be closed.
He was born Dec. 8, 1927, in Gering to Clarence and Elizabeth (Miller) Uhrich. He attended Gering schools and graduated from Gering High School in 1945. He entered the U.S. Navy April 14, 1945, where he served with the Seabees in the Pacific. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 20, 1946. He attended Chadron State College for three years where he was a basketball standout for the Chadron Eagles Basketball team. He married Eileen Eurich Sept. 20, 1950, in Scottsbluff.
He worked for Gering Plumbing and Heating for several years and in 1982 became self-employed.
He was a member of Salem Congregational Church, American Legion Post #36, Elks Lodge #1367, North Platte Valley Historical Association and a past member of the City of Gering Board of Adjustment.
Survivors include his wife Eileen, children and their spouses Janis Lyn and Kenneth Roth of Omaha, Jeffrey Scott and Diana Uhrich of Lewellen, and Jill Elizabeth and Luke Traynowicz of Lincoln; grandchildren Amber and her husband T.J. Heinert of Omaha, Leslie and Katie Roth of Omaha, and Grant and Paige Traynowicz of Lincoln; and great-granddaughter Grace Noelle Heinert.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Rolland A. Van Hausen
SCOTTSBLUFF - Rolland A. Van Hausen, 72, of Scottsbluff, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Hospital in Denver. Funeral arrangements are pending at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff.
CRAWFORD — Donald Buckley, 95, of Crawford, died Tuesday, June 6, 2000, at Ponderosa Villa in Crawford. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2000, at Chamberlain Chapel in Crawford with Pastor Lee Eades officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Casper, Wyo.
Memorial Donations may be sent to Security First Bank of Crawford. Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Jan. 24, 1905, in Sacramento, Calif.
He was affiliated with Odd Fellows.
He is survived by son Everett Buckley of Fromberg, Mont.; daughter Donna Lenski of Milbank, S.D.; sister Gertie Vyzourek of Crawford; and two step-grandchildren.
DeAnn Marie (Janik) Harless
BRIDGEPORT — DeAnn Marie (Janik) Harless, 39, of Bridgeport, died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral arrangements are pending at Bridgeport Memorial Chapel.
Janice E. Van Bocken
LAGRANGE, Wyo. — Janice E. Van Bocken, 76, of LaGrange, Wyo., died Wednesday, June 7, 2000, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Cremation was held at Sunset Memorial Park in Scottsbluff. At her request there are no services planned. Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Robert L. Achen
SIDNEY — Robert Lee Achen, 56, of Sidney, died Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at Memorial Health Center in Sidney. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2000, at the Gehrig & Son Funeral Home in Sidney, with Rev. Tom Jacobsen of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Dalton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Gehrig & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born February 26, 1944, in Brittan, S.D., to Alvin and Elna (Lini) Achen. He attended the Brittan schools. During high school, he was involved in football, basketball and track, and was a member of the Glee Club and also sang in the choir. He graduated from the Brittan High School in 1963. On April 4, 1965, he was married to Sylvia Ann Kullnat in Ellendale, N.D., shortly after being married they moved to Sidney, and have made their home here ever since. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad; he was an excellent mechanic and craftsman.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Achen of Sidney; two sons, Robert J. Achen of Scottsbluff, and Allen Achen of Sidney; two daughters, Leah Achen of Denver, Colo., and Cindy Lojek of Dalton; one brother, Gene Achen of Sidney; and two grandchildren.
John O. Cain
SCOTTSBLUFF — John O. Cain, 42, of Scottsbluff, died Tuesday, August 16, 2000, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. A graveside service will be 3 p.m. Monday, August 21, 2000, at West Lawn Cemetery with Father Paul Colling officiating. A vigil service will be 6 p.m. Sunday, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff. Cremation will be held at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory in Scottsbluff. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the family.
He was born September 19, 1957, in Scottsbluff, Neb., to Lawrence "Pat" and Maureen (Whyte) Cain. He attended St. Agnes Catholic School were he served as an altar boy and then Scottsbluff Jr. and Sr. High Schools.
He is survived by Janet Miller; children, Melissa and Patty Cain-Miller of Scottsbluff; children, Brandy and T.J. of Texas; grandchildren, Tarok of Texas, and Octavio "Baby O" of Scottsbluff; brothers, sisters and spouses, Sam and Snooks Cain of Guthrie, Okla., Mary and Paul Frederick of Green Cove Springs, Fla., Jackie and Larry Kuxhausen of Scottsbluff, Mike Cain, Sheila and Alphie Warfield, all of Anchorage, Alaska, Charlene and Bill Bernhardt, Pat Cain, and Katie Cain, all of Scottsbluff, and Tom and Karin Cain of Denver, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
KIMBALL — LaVon Culek, 75, of Kimball, died Thursday, August 17, 2000, at the Kimball County Hospital. Recitation of the Rosary will be 6 p.m. Sunday, August 20, 2000, at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. Friends are invited to join the family at the Kimball Eagles Club following the Rosary on Sunday evening. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Kimball, with the Reverend Francis Curran officiating. Burial will follow in the Kimball Cemetery. Friends may visit the Cantrell Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. If friends wish memorial gifts may be made to Prairie Haven Hospice or to the Cancer Unit of Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Cantrell Funeral Home of Kimball is in charge of arrangements.
She was born March 8, 1925, in Kimball, Neb., to Arthur and Olive (Dean) Bourlier. She grew up on a farm in Weld County, Colo. where she attended grade school at Larkspur Country School. She graduated from Kimball County High School in 1943. She then attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo. to become a teacher, however, due to a teacher shortage during the war, she began teaching in Colorado before graduating. She was married to Joseph Culek in Kimball on September 3, 1946. They farmed south of Kimball where they raised their six children. She was a strong supporter of her community and family. She was a 4-H leader for 30 years. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Rosary Alter Society and was a former officer. For 33 years, she was a Charter Member of the Merry Workers Extension Club, and a Charter Member of the Eagles Auxiliary Club 3889 and filled the office of Secretary for the Auxiliary & Aerie for 20 years. She was a member of t he Board of Directors for the Kimball Coop Food Store for nine years. For many years she played in the Inmate Country Band. In 1971, she owned and operated the Flower Haven. The Farmer’s Day Committee awarded her with the Homemaker of the Year Award, and Joe and LaVon were also honored with the Parents of the Century Award given by the Kimball Wrestling Club for their many years of support. Her pastime was enjoying her children and grandchildren, gardening, and playing the organ.
She is survived by her husband, Joe of Kimball; her sons, Joe and (Connie) Culek, Charles and (Eileen) Culek, Jim and (Denise) Culek, all of Kimball, and Paul and (Judy) Culek of Farmington, N.M.; daughters, Linda and (Dan) McGinnis and Beth Johnson of Kimball; one sister Deana Rasmussen of Sterling, Colo.; 17 grandchildren and spouses; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.