Norma 'Jean' Maas
Norma "Jean" Maas, 76, of Overton died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, at the United Methodist Church in Overton. Pastors A.L. Cole and Dean Pofahl will co-officiate.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Overton Funeral Home in Overton.
Burial will be in the Overton Cemetery at Overton.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
She was born May 10, 1928, at Lexington to Harry L. and Bertha C. (Daiss) Pickett.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Richard W. and Lynda Maas of Broken Bow; Gregory A. and Mary Maas of Phoenix; and Jeffrey L. Maas of Overton; four daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie G. and John Wood of Overton; Cynthia A. and Ron McCourt of Kearney; Marcy J. and Pat Fleenor and Melissa J. and Dave Smith, all of Overton.
Other survivors include 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren
Jean spent her childhood in the Overton area, and along with husband Bill, graduated from Overton High School in 1945.
Bill and Jean were married on Dec. 24, 1945.
In 1955, the family moved from Overton to the Los Angeles area.
The family returned to Overton in 1966, to establish a family home-site. Their home on Ninth Street was built in 1972.
Over the years, Jean attended Kearney State College and worked at Plectron, Adams Street Market and Burns Brothers Travel Center.
She was also the Overton Cemetery Caretaker for many years.
During this period, she and Bill found time to open their hearts and home to countless foster children.
Like her mother, she couldn't wait for spring, to be out working in her yard.
Jean especially enjoyed her bowling league, her Friday "coffees" with lifelong friends, her tour bus trips to the casinos and the fellowship of the church. Jean's greatest love was teaching and caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William R. Maas, grandson, Christopher M. Fleenor, a granddaughter, a great-granddaughter, Chase M. Grayek, two brothers, Dale and Warren Pickett, five sisters, Blanche Bacon, Doris Stuart, Lela Hunter, LaVerna Ragsdale and Geraldine Landis.
A memorial has been established.
Stanley R. Walker, 67, of Lexington died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. The Rev. Ed Maertens will officiate.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
Burial will be in the Peckham Cemetery south of Gothenburg.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Feb. 10, 1937, at Iowa City, Iowa to William J. and Dorthy (Johnson) Walker.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley J. Walker of Lexington; one son, Dale A. Walker of Lexington; two daughters and one-son-in-law, Kathy and Marion Jackson of Omaha; and Susan Smith of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ray O. Walker of Algona, Iowa and John A. and Betty Walker of Minneapolis, Minn.
Other survivors include three grandchildren.
Stanley graduated from Algona High School in Algona, Iowa with the class of 1955.
He was united in marriage to Shirley J. Blazer on Oct. 1, 1957, at Gothenburg.
The couple was blessed with three children, Dale, Kathy and Susan.
The couple made their home in Gothenburg until 1976, when they moved to Lexington.
He worked as a Tool and Die Maker for Orthman Manufacturing until retiring in 2002.
Stanley was a life-long gun enthusiast, a member of the NRA and enjoyed hunting and black powder shoots.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers and sisters.
Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army or the donor's choice.
Carol C. (Humphrey) Thomas, 89, of Kearney, died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2004, at the Mt. Carmel Home in Kearney.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004, at the Kearney Cemetery. The Rev. North P. Sherrill Jr. will officiate.
Visitation is planned from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 4, and from 8-10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5, at the Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney.
Horner-Lieske-Horner Mortuary in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Dec. 20, 1914, in Overton to William and Estella (Thornburg) Ewing.
Surviving relatives include three daughters and three sons-in-law, Kay and Stan Linch of Lexington, Karen and Roger Parks of Hastings, and Helen and Gale Demaree of Bentonville, Ark.; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Carol grew up in Overton and graduated from Overton High School. She was confirmed at the Overton Christian Church.
She married Walter Humphrey in 1933 in North Platte. They lived in several locations until moving to Kearney in 1948. Her husband died in 1951.
She then married Francis Thomas in 1954 in Chester, Neb. He died in 1987.
Carol enjoyed canning, gardening, card playing and spending time with family
She was preceded in death by her husbands; one son, Wayne Humphrey in 2000; one daughter, Linda Sue Humphrey in infancy; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Fred Fraas; two sisters and two brothers.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Unit at Mt. Carmel Home in Kearney.
B. Aileen Rohde, 83, of Holdrege (formerly of Eddyville) passed away Sept. 29, 2004 at Christian Homes in Holdrege, where she had resided for the last 2 ½ years.
Services will be conducted from the Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Holdrege on Monday, Oct. 4, 2004 at 11 a.m. with Pastors Kevin Lund and Murray Jones, officiating.
Interment will be in the Jewell Cemetery near Sumner at 2 p.m.
Aileen will lie in state at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the family greeting from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Aileen was born Aug. 26, 1921 northeast of Eddyville in Custer County to Irvin and Golda (Hanks) Loffer.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Lonnie and Connie Rohde of Overton, and Tony Rohde of Alma; one daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Tim Moomey of Holdrege; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Burr of Gibbon and Genny Fuestman and her husband, Dale of Amherst; and two brothers-in-law, Bernadine Sullivan of Eddyville and Glenn Rohde and his wife, Jo of Sumner.
Other survivors include, six grandchildren, Kelly Buck and her husband, Jerry, Kory Rohde, Trent Rohde and his wife, Tyanne, Brandon Rohde, Andrea Moomey and Daniele Moomey; eight great-grandchildren, Joshua, Ethan, Andrew and Eric Rohde, Emily and Tyler Buck, Abbey Rohde and Colby Rohde; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Aileen grew up in the Eddyville area and graduated from Eddyville High School with the class of 1938.
She then pursued higher education at Kearney Normal School and upon completion of her education she taught in a rural school near Bushnell for three years.
On Sept. 19, 1943, Aileen was united in marriage to Homer Rohde and to this union three children were born: Lonnie, Tony and Sue.
They resided in the Eddyville area on a farm for nearly fifty years.
From 1970 to 1979 she was a cook for the Sumner-Eddyville-Miller elementary school in Eddyville.
In 1993, Aileen and Homer moved to Kearney. On Aug. 15, 1994 her husband Homer passed away. She then moved to Holdrege in July of 1999.
She was a 45 year member of the Eddyville Grace United Methodist and Kearney Faith United Methodist Churches.
She was active as a director of Vacation Bible School, women's society and a Sunday School Teacher.
After moving to Holdrege she attended the Trinity Evangelical Free Church.
Aileen enjoyed gardening, playing cards, cooking and also spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one great-grandson, Tyler; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Adine and Gene Fleming and Billie and Ivor Schuck; her parents-in-law, Roland and Mayme Rohde; a sister-in-law, Madeline Rohde; and two brothers-in-law, Howard Rohde and Roy Burr.
Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established in her memory.
Lawrence Waldmann, 98, of Ord died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2004, at the Valley County Nursing Home at Ord.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ord. Father Jim Heithoff will officiate.
Burial will be in the St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery at Geranium west of Ord. Visitation will be Friday form 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery Restoration Fund. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Lawrence was born Nov. 13, 1905, to Joseph and Katherine (Krikac) Waldmann on a farm north of Comstock in Valley County.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Karen of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three daughters and son-in-law, Constance Cormany of Coon Rapids, Minn., Margaret Bader of Johnson Lake and Rita Osborn and her husband Craig of Omaha; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Thomas and Anna Waldmann and Raymond Waldmann all of Ord
Other survivors include 18 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Fern Waldmann of Ord.
Lawrence was raised in rural Valley County and attended rural school. He was married to Loretta Ellen Roth on Feb. 28, 1933, at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Sargent.
The couple lived on the Frank Krikac farm in Valley County until 1941 when they moved to the farm in the Longwood Community 3 miles north of Comstock where he farmed and ranched.
Lawrence was a member of the St. Wenceslaus Church for 88 years until he moved to Ord in 1993.
For the past eleven years Lawrence has been a member of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at Ord.
He joined the Knights of Columbus in 1923. Lawrence had been a bank director of Farmers Merchants Bank in Comstock; he was Co-op director in Sargent; had been on the Longwood School District #6 board.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 1992; four brothers, William Waldmann, Edward Waldmann, John Waldmann, and Paul Waldmann; four sisters Frances Kamarad, Mary John, Alice Waldmann and Mildred Pesek; and two sons-in-law Bill Cormany and Don Bader.
John 'Randy' Cox
John Randall (Randy) Cox, 58, died suddenly on Monday, Sept. 27, 2004.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Minneapolis. The internment of Randy's ashes will be held privately.
He is the son of John D. and Mary Carey Cox.
Survivors include his wife Sarah "Sally" Guillet; one daughter, Katherine; and one son, Christopher.
Other survivors include many relatives and friends in Nebraska, Minnesota and Ireland.
Randy was a 1963 graduate of Lexington High School.
Licensed as a pharmacist with a doctoral degree from the University of Nebraska, he began working for The Hazelden Foundation as an addiction counselor in the 1970s.
He was one of three principals of the Metropolitan Clinic of Counseling and developed Minnesota's first nonresidential addiction treatment program.
The company grew rapidly, and MCC was acquired by Cigna, Inc. Randy continued working with that organization for many years, until he and Sally purchased The International Addiction Counseling Training Program, operated in Ireland.
A man of complex and quiet personality with many interests, he was a member of the Masons, an expert in the Sherlock Holmes novels, a fan of New Orleans cooking, devoted to the family's stray cats and dogs, and a trustworthy friend to anyone seeking sobriety.
His innovative work and teaching has touched and improved the lives of countless people here and in Europe.
Preceding him in death are his parents. His mother died on Oct. 8, 2003. His father, who died on Dec. 21, 2002, was principal of Lexington Public Schools from 1941 to 1942 and was teacher, coach and superintendent from 1944 to 1983.
The family requests that any memorials be directed to The International Addiction Counselor Training Program Scholarship Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.