Margaret Maxwell, 99
STERLING, Colo. - Margaret Irene (Heitz) Maxwell, 99, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005.
She graduated from Alliance High School in 1924.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, aat St. Anthony Catholic Church, with Fr. Roger Appuhamy officiating.
Memorials have been established to St. Altar and Rosary Society or Hillcrest Care Center Nursing Staff at Wray, Colo.
Chaney-Reager Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joe Schommer, 75
CHADRON - Joe Junior Schommer, 75, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 12, at his home following a lengthy illness.
Joe was born April 20, 1930, at Chadron, the youngest of eleven children born to Joe and Cecelia (Arendt) Schommer.
At the age of 14 both of his parents had passed away, and he started earning his living working on ranches until he finally put together a ranch of his own at Chadron.
In 1950 he married Mary Lou Manchester at Chadron. They lived on their ranch on White River northwest of Chadron until retiring at Chadron in 1991.
His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, with Fr. Ed Courtney officiating.
Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Vigil services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at the church.
Memorials have been established for Hospice and St. Jude's in care of Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337-0970.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.
Josephine Thomsen, 100
OELRICHS, S.D. - Josephine Cynthia Thomsen, 100, died Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2005, at her home.
She was born Aug. 3, 1905, at Monon, Ind,, to Christian and Loretta (Wynekoop) Felz.
Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, at Chamberlain Chapel, with Pastor Seth Leypoldt officiating.
Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
Memorials have been established to the Oelrichs Volunteer Fire Department or EMT in care of First National Bank of Chadron.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.
Marlene Weimer, 68
SCOTTSBLUFF - Marlene Elizabeth Weimer, 68, peacefully passed Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005, at Regional West Medical Center with her family by her side.
Marlene was born July 19, 1937, at Bayard, the daughter of Fred and Mollie (Walker) Bangert. She spent her childhood years growing up on the family farm with her seven siblings building fond memories that she later shared with her children and grandchildren.
Marlene was married to John Weimer on Oct. 7, 1956, to be later blessed with five children: Kimberly Sue, Tamra Dee, John Scott, Jerry Allen and Douglas Ray.
At her request, she has been cremated and per her wishes there will be no memorial services. A memorial has been established to the Marlene Weimer Memorial Fund and may be sent to P.O. Box 102464, Denver, CO. 80250.
Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com.
Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services is assisting the family.
Holly Martin, 43
CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. - Holly M. Martin, 43, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 14, 1961, at Mitchell, S.D., to Leonard and Margaret (Hoffmann) Mashek.
On Oct. 7, 1985, she was married to George Martin at Kimball, S.D. They were divorced in 2003. They owned and operated the NAPA Auto Parts Store at Chamberlain.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wed., Nov. 2, at the Masonic Lodge Hall at Chamberlain.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the Hickey-Wevik Funeral Chapel in Chamberlain.
Holly's ashes will be spread at a later date.
Andrea Louden, 103
ELLSWORTH - Andrea Louden, 103, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, at The Village at Regional West in Scottsbluff.
Andrea was born June 29, 1902, in the village of St. Martin near Reims, France to Ludovicus "Louis" and Maria (LaFranc) Kicken. She was the fifth of six children.
Andrea immigrated to America with her family in May of 1910 and arrived through Ellis Island.
On Dec. 10, 1920, she was married to John W. Louden of Ellsworth at Alliance. To this union, four children were born, Hannah, Vitalene, Neoma and LeRoy.
In 1940, they moved four miles west of Ellsworth to her present home. John carried mail and Andrea tended the cattle and raised chickens and flocks of turkeys. She learned to cable hay with a team of horses to make feeding the cattle easier than "pitching the hay both ways"
After John's death in 1958, Andrea carried the mail for another eight years. Andrea was an adept teamster with horses and enjoyed working with livestock. She was a good judge of cattle and continued to have an interest in the ranch. She was known for her gardens, cooking and quick sense of humor.
She was a member of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, the Rainbow Extension Club and the Highland Bowling Club.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church at Alliance, with Fr. Jim Heithoff and F.r Gerald Harr officiating.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery.
A wake service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Bates-Gould Chapel.
The family prefers memorials be given to Calvary Cemetery, High Plains Veterans Cemetery or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Leona Berlie, 88
CHADRON - Leona Mae Berlie, 88, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at the Hemingford Community Care Center.
She was born on Nov. 15, 1916, to Charles and Hannah (Olson) Johnson on their farm near Bloomington.
She graduated from Bloomington High School. She was married to Donald David Berlie on Sept. 20, 1940. The couple moved to Alliance where their two daughters Donna and Sharon were born.
The family moved to Chadron in 1946. After working as a bookkeeper for Don during the years he was a bulk agent for Texaco, Leona worked for Ross Transfer and later for the Chadron Community Hospital.
She then worked in the media center at Chadron State College until her retirement.
A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Chadron United Methodist Church, with Rev. Seth Leipold officiating.
Memorials have been established to Prairie Haven Hospice of Alliance and Camp Norweska, in care of Chamberlain Chapel, P.O. Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337-0970.
Helen Rowley, 95
ALLIANCE - Helen Rowley, 95, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2005, at the Good Samaritan Health Care Center.
Helen lived an exceptional life of a true Nebraska pioneer, most of it in the rural Alliance area. She was born Dec. 2, 1909, at Belvidere, Ill., the eldest of seven children born to Henry and Anna (Johanningsmeir) Behm.
In 1913 her father purchased land from the railroad, moving his family by railcar to Alliance arriving just days before the blizzard of 1913 paralyzed the area. Helen's childhood years were spent on this farm.
On March 13, 1928, she was married to Clarence Rowley, and moved to the Rowley family farm where they raised their five children.
A celebration of Helen's life will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, at the First Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Roosa officiating.
Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church, 515 Emerson Ave., or to Prairie Haven Hospice, P.O. Box 21, Alliance.
Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.