Grand Junction, Colo.
Katherine C. Miller, 92, former Cozad resident, died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at Grand Junction, Colo.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, at the Church of Christ on Newell in Cozad. Roger Sloan will officiate. Burial will be in the Cozad Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 18 at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad. They are in charge of arrangements.
She was born Dec. 4, 1911, at Callaway to John and Albertina Johnson Norbeck.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Gary Wilson of Cedaredge, Colo., and Elaine and Larry Baker of Clifton, Colo.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Gayle and Marge Miller of Valentine and Robert E. Miller of Cozad.
Other survivors include seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Miller attended Callaway Public Schools.
On Nov. 19, 1931, she married Merle Miller.
The couple made their home on a farm on Cliff Table between Arnold and Merna before moving to a farm site north of Cozad.
In 1962, they moved to Cozad. She worked at several Cozad businesses during her lifetime.
She made her home in Colorado for the past several years to be near her daughters.
She was a member of the Church of Christ on Newell in Cozad and the Navy Mothers.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1989; a son, Gerald "Bud" Miller in 2002; and several brothers and sisters.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
Evelyn L. Mills, 86, of Omaha died Sunday, June 13, 2004, at Florence Home in Omaha.
Services will be held at a later date.
Roeder Mortuary of Omaha is in charge of arrangements.
She was born March 6, 1918, at Herman, Neb.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda Linn of Omaha; one son and daughter-in-law, Clifford and Cathy Mills of Omaha; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Alan and Eleanor Rasmussen of Ocala, Fla.; and Ross and June Rasmussen of Allegan, Mich.
Other survivors include two granddaughters, Tara and her husband Marc Wisdom of Omaha and Lori Linn of Lexington and nieces and nephews.
Evelyn was a resident of Lexington from 1980 to 1995, where she was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and Eagles Auxiliary.
Preceding her in death are her parents and three sisters.
Roxbury Township, Ohio
Mayor Thomas G. Vickery, 72, died Friday, June 11, 2004, at St. Clare's Hospital at Denville, Ohio.
Friends may attend his memorial service at 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17 at the Davis & Hepplewhite Funeral Home, 96 Main St., Succasunna, Ohio. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m.
He was born in Bellevue, Ohio to Thurlow and Lela Vickery.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Ethel (Alexander) Vickery; one son, Thomas P. Vickery of Cranbury, Ohio; and four daughters, The Rev. Caroline Vickery of Lexington, Anne Gale of Port Morris, Ohio, Lela Katherine Vickery of San Diego, Calif., and Ellen Colarusso of West Point, N.Y.
Other survivors include three sisters and two brothers.
Vickery's early years were spent in Gibsonburg, Ohio.
He lived in Boston, Philadelphia, Sweden, and Ann Arbor, Mich., before moving to Roxbury, Ohio, 24 years ago.
He was the current mayor of Roxbury, Ohio, and was appointed to Township Council in October 2000.
He served as Deputy Mayor in 2003, and was chosen as the Township Mayor for the year 2004.
He retired from a management career with SKF Industries of Philadelphia and Sweden, and later from the BASF Corp. in 1993.
Mr. Vickery became heavily involved in local community activities, including Friends of the Roxbury Library, Trustee and Treasurer of the Roxbury Library, member and chair of Roxbury Environmental Commission, Roxbury Open Space Committee, Roxbury Township Computer Committee, South Branch Monitoring team and the Citizen's Advisory Group for St. Clare's Hospital.
He served in the Army at the end of the Korean Conflict.
He was an avid golfer and a devotee of crossword puzzles (in ink).
In 1959, he earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.
He was particularly proud of his five children.
Donations may be made in his name to the Roxbury Library Development Fund, or to the Roxbury Township Benefit Preservation of the Historical Photo Collection.
Loretta M. Burr, 84, of Lexington, formerly of Overton, died peacefully in her sleep, June 15, 2004, at her daughter's facility, Alternative Life Home in Lexington, where she had been a resident the past two years.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 18, at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. The Rev. David Weller will officiate.
Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery at Sumner.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
She was born Aug. 13, 1919, at Sumner, Nebraska to Walter and Ellen (Brown) Wheeler.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Maureen Crandall of Overton and June and Harvey Morrison of Eddyville.
Other survivors include, two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Walter and Sylvia Burr of Eddyville and Robert and Ilis Burr of Gibbon; three sisters-in-law, Elaine Burr of Gibbon, Sophia Mazanec of Lexington and Helen Wheeler of California; six grandsons and one granddaughter; 11 great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson and numerous other relatives and friends.
Due to the death of her mother, at the young age of 10 years, Loretta and her younger brother and sister were placed in the Masonic Orphanage at Fremont. She lived there for seven years.
When she returned to Sumner, she helped her older sister and brother with their children.
She was united in marriage to William J. Burr on Oct. 27, 1940, at Eddyville. Two daughters were blessed to this union, Maureen and June.
Her beloved husband passed away on Feb. 22, 1993.
Loretta was diagnosed with cancer in April of 2004.
Loretta was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was a special friend to everyone.
Loretta loved to work in her garden and bake for her daughters and hubby when they were younger.
She was a sweet, kind-hearted lady who never turned away a stranger. She will be truly missed by her loving family.
Loretta was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband; her son-in-law, Art Crandall; her sisters, Louella and Irene and one infant sister; her brothers, Leroy, Ralph and Don and brothers-in-law, Roy Burr and George Mazanec.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the American Cancer Society or the donor's choice.
Loma Baker, 94, of Callaway died Monday, June 14, 2004, at Callaway Good Samaritan Center in Callaway.
Graveside Services will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 17 in Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway. The Rev. Charles "Buddy" Schofield will officiate.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 17, at Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway.
Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway is in charge of arrangements.
She was born July 21, 1909, near Callaway to Clyde and Renna (Weaver) Shipley.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Clark McCabe of Murdock, Neb., and numerous nieces and nephews.
She attended school in and around Callaway, graduating from Callaway High School in 1926, and attended University of Nebraska for two summers where she obtained a teaching degree.
She taught in the local rural schools for four years.
She was united in marriage to Ivan Baker on April 18, 1931, in North Platte. She was his helpmate in their farming and ranching operation 7.5 miles south of Callaway.
They moved into Callaway in 1976 and resided there the remainder of their lives.
She loved working in her flower and vegetable garden and gladly shared her flowers and extra produce with family and friends.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband Ivan in 1993; her two-year old son, Norman; and two brothers and sisters-in-law.
In lieu of flowers memorials are kindly suggested to the Callaway Community Church, Callaway United Methodist Church, or Callaway Fire and Rescue Unit.
Dan C. Rasmussen, 77, of Gothenburg died Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital in Gothenburg.
Graveside services were held on Friday, July 30, in the Naponee Cemetery at Naponee with Pastor K.C. BeDunnah officiating.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Jan. 16, 1927, at Omaha to John and Blanche (Brown) Rasmussen.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Stan and Pat Rasmussen of Lexington; two daughters, Connie Rasmussen of Las Vegas, Nev., and Bonnie Rasmussen of Sarasota, Fla.
Other survivors include two grandchildren, Scott and his wife Anissa Rasmussen and Shelby Rasmussen, all of Lincoln and one great-grandson, Tyler Rasmussen of Lincoln.
Dan moved with his family to Naponee as a young man where he attended school and graduated from Naponee High School with the class of 1944.
He was united in marriage to Lois Olson at Naponee on May 23, 1948. The couple later divorced.
Three children were blessed to this union, Stan, Bonnie and Connie.
Dan moved to Gothenburg in 1985, where he lived until his death.
He was active in the Gothenburg Senior Center where he enjoyed visiting with people and attending Friday night dances.
His true passion in life was horses. He also enjoyed doing leather work and making canes and walking sticks.
Dan was a member of the Franklin Methodist Church where he was active in his younger years and was involved in singing in the choir.
Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers and one sister.
Memorials are suggested to the Gothenburg Senior Center or the Gothenburg Long Term Care Center at the Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Gretchen Lawless, 88, of Cozad died July 30, 2004, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
Services were held on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad. Visitation was on Monday at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
Burial was in the Cozad Cemetery.
She was born Sept. 21, 1915, at West Point to Floyd and Gertrude (Kumm) Wells.
Survivors include her husband, John Lawless, of Cozad; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jack and Cathy Lawless of Leawood, Kan., and Jim Lawless of Cypress, Calif.; a daughter and a son-in-law, Judy and Bob Wheeler of Lake Forest, Calif.
Other survivors include seven grandchildren, Erin, Kerry, Zach, Cory and Chris Lawless and Kimberly and Krista Wheeler and a great-granddaughter, Taylor.
She graduated from West Point High School and attended Doane College.
She later attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where she graduated with a degree in Home Economics. She later attended the Lincoln School of Commerce.
She worked as a private secretary for the general manager of the Iowa-Nebraska Public Power Company.
On Oct. 14, 1945, she married John Lawless at Lincoln.
Following her husband's discharge after World War II, they made their home at Cozad where they co-owned and operated an appliance and gift store for five years.
After raising their three children, she was employed at the Cozad Public Library.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
During her lifetime, she enjoyed playing bridge, doing genealogy work and spending time with her family.
Preceding her in death is a sister, Marylee.
A memorial has been established in her memory.