Stacy Baack Kolbo, 33, of Kearney, died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at her home in Kearney.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at the American Lutheran Church in Cozad.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 28, at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
Pastor Terry Pool and The Rev. Don O'Brien will officiate. Burial will be in the Cozad Cemetery. Berryman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born March 12, 1971, at Cozad to David and Helen (Stauffer) Baack.
Survivors include her husband, Tony Kolbo, of Kearney; a son, Devin Kolbo, at home; her parents and step-parents, David and Tina Baack and Helen and John Mason, all of Cozad; a sister and brother-in-law, Gina and Corey Jenson of Cozad; her grandmother, Lucille Gengenbach of Cozad.
Other survivors include two nieces, Carrissa and Carly Jensen; a step-grandmother, Marie Eynetich of Grand Island and her mother-in-law, Donna Kolbo of Cozad.
She graduated from Cozad High School in 1989 and was an honor student at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where she graduated in 1993 with a business degree.
On Nov. 6, 1993, she married Tony Kolbo and the couple made their home at Kearney.
She was employed in sales with the Kearney Hub, Power 99 Radio and most recently, the Kenesaw Printing Company. During her career, she had received several salesperson of the month awards and while at the Hub, was named salesperson of the year.
During her high school years, she was active in F.B.L.A., Student Council, was a class officer and as an accomplished golfer, was a member of Class B State Championship golf team. She also won several individual golf medals.
During the summer, she was a lifeguard and was assistant manager at the Cozad Public Pool.
Her pastimes included photography, scrap-booking and traveling.
As a true people person, she had a talent for communicating and cherished time with family, especially her son and two nieces.
She was a member of the Lutheran faith.
Preceding her in death were her father-in-law, Gary Kolbo; her grandparents, Gene Stauffer and The Rev. E. O. Jr. and Virginia Baack and a step-grandfather, John Eynetich.
Memorials are suggested to the Devin Kolbo Trust Fund.
Betty D. Markus, 76, of Kearney died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney. The Rev. Mike McDonald will officiate.
Visitation was held on Friday, Nov. 26, at the O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney and continue one hour prior to the service time at the church. Prayer vigil was held on Friday, Nov. 26, at the O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home in Kearney.
Internment will be in the Kearney Cemetery.
O'Brien-Straatmann-Apfel Funeral Home of Kearney and Elm Creek is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on July 5, 1928 in Kearney to Wallie and Vera (Hilty) Gleason.
Survivors include two sons, David Markus and Jim Markus, both of Kearney; seven daughters, Donna Kimmel, Celia Goetschel, and Melonie Markus, all of Ft. Lupton, Colo., Judy Payne of Grand Island, Mary Panowicz and Bobbie Jo Markus, both of Kearney and Christal Markus of Omaha; four brothers, Dick Gleason of Independence, Mo., Ronnie Gleason of Omaha, Larry Gleason of LaVista, and Jim Gleason of Kearney; and two sisters, Janet Bowers of Middle Brook, Mo., and Shirley Wells of Las Vegas, Nev.
Other survivors include 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She grew up in Lexington and received her education in Lexington.
She married Raymond Markus on Feb. 7, 1948, in Grand Island. After they were married, the couple lived in Kearney where she was employed at Baldwin's and Footes Café. She was later a housewife.
She was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney and the Kearney Senior Hospitality Center.
She enjoyed playing bingo, reading, playing cards, bird watching, and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Raymond Backus; her parents; three brothers; one son; and two grandsons.
Memorials are suggested to the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Kearney. Online condolences or personal reflections can be submitted at www.osafh.com.
John T. Mouzes, 83, of Turlock, Calif., formerly of Lexington, died on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, in California.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, in Modesto, Calif.
Survivors include his sister, Virginia Maloley of Lexington.
Mouzes graduated from Lexington High School in 1942.
Leonard Brooks, 83, of rural Cozad died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, at his home.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel in Cozad. Charles Garner will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3, at the Miller Cemetery northeast of Tryon.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad. Berryman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was born July 19, 1921, at Hershey to Carl and Della (Swearengin) Brooks.
Survivors include his wife, Helen Brooks, of Cozad; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Dawne Brooks of Earlham, Iowa; a daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Gene Parsons of Cozad; five brothers and three sisters-in-law, Don and Bertha Brooks of Gig Island, Wash., Lyle and Marian Brooks of Aurora, Ore., Gilbert and Irma Moore of Portland, Ore., Carlton Moore of Las Vegas, Nev., and Howard Moore of Denver; and a sister, Ruby Grubb, of Denver.
Other survivors include five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Leonard attended Star rural school and graduated from Hershey High School in 1940. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II with duty at Ardennes and the Rhineland.
Following his discharge, he was employed in ranch work in the Tryon area.
On June 21, 1948, he married Helen Avery at North Platte. They made their home in Flats where he continued ranch work until 1956, when they moved to Cozad.
Leonard was employed in hay mill and feedlot work and later with Hi-Gain Feedlot until his retirement. He was a member of the American Legion.
He was an avid sports fan, attending many Cozad High School activities. His favorite pastimes included woodworking, square dancing, traveling and time spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Bob and Calvin, and a sister, Bessie.
A memorial has been established in his memory.
Aileen M. Johnson, 75, of Lexington, formerly of Sumner, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004, at WEL-LIFE at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.
Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Cindy D. Martinez, 7, of Lexington died Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, near Kearney as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
Arrangements are pending at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Ralph E. Batie, 84, of Lexington died on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington.
Funeral Services will be 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington. The Rev. Todd Karges and The Rev. John Craig will officiate.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Feb. 23, 1920, in Overton to Ellis and Hilda (Nelson) Batie.
Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Judy and John Zauha of Lexington and one brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Harley and Mary Batie of Lincoln.
Other survivors include three grandchildren and their spouses, David and Darci Zauha of Omaha; Michael and Helen Zauha of Cottage Grove, Minn.; and Jodi and husband, Jay Nemec, of Omaha; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He grew up in the Overton area and graduated from Overton High School in 1937.
On April 20, 1940, he married Eloise Hurless at Oberlin, Kan. She preceded him in death on May 18, 1999.
On Sept. 2, 1944, Ralph joined the United States Navy. During World War II he served on the USS Sanctuary, which was the first hospital ship to arrive in Hiroshima.
During this time he lived in various places but returned to the Lexington area after he was honorably discharged on Feb. 14, 1946.
Ralph was office manager for Central Alfalfa Inc. and was on the Home Federal Savings and Loan board. He was very active in the community serving on numerous boards including a term as president of the Chamber of Commerce, was a city council member, and was mayor of Lexington in the 1960s.
He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church, Past Master and member of Masonic Lodge, Shriners and the American Legion.
Ralph was a very kind and generous person who always had a kind word for everyone. He will be greatly missed by his family and community.
Preceding him in death are his parents; wife, Eloise Batie; two sons, Clifford and Gary; a daughter, Janet; and a sister, Ruth.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the First United Methodist Church, the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or the Tri-County Shrine Club.
Lydia Lena Kruback, 93, of Oxford died on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at Holdrege Memorial Homes in Holdrege.
Graveside services were 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at Oxford Cemetery with the Rev. David Hunt officiating.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Mitchell-Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Oxford.
She was born Aug. 18, 1911, in Holbrook, to Richard and Bertha (Krumme) Hilker.
Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Knuth of Oxford.
Other survivors include two granddaughters, three great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Eva Hilker of Lexington.
On Sept. 14, 1940, she married Arthur Kruback. He died March 14, 1996.
formerly of North Platte
Irene F. McCowin, 84, formerly of North Platte, died on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo.
There will be no services.
The body was cremated. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home of North Platte is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Aug. 25, 1920, to Rudolph H. and Frances A. (Bombeck) Bucy at Kenesaw.
Survivors include her twin sister, Ione Blue of Shelton.
Other survivors include two nieces and their spouses, Darlene and Bill McIntosh of Denver and Danece and Jim Meyer of Blue Hill; three nephews and their spouses, Darwin and Karen Blue of Crete, Daryl Blue of Lincoln, and Duane and Theresa Blue of Ridgecrest, Calif.; numerous great-nieces and nephews, and numerous great-great-nieces and nephews.
She married William McCowin Jr. on March 15, 1943, at Minatare. He preceded her in death on April 1, 1996.
She worked at Hazel's Town and Country in Lexington, and Sears and the Paramount Theater in North Platte. McCowin was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Elks.