Boyd Joseph Baldauf

Boyd Joseph Baldauf transitioned to heaven July 20, 2016, in Pueblo, Colo. 

Baldauf was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1926. After growing up on a farm in Clinton, Neb., he enlisted in the Army Air Corps at 17 years old and left home before high school graduation. He wanted to fly airplanes and saw the military as an opportunity to make his dream come true and serve his country. He did get to fly, but instead of becoming a pilot, he was a flight engineer on B-24 and P-47 planes. His 50


Marcia Kay Moran Elder

Marcia Kay (Moran) Elder, 53, of Kearney, Neb. passed away on July 27, 2016, surrounded by members of her family. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016, at the Kearney First United Methodist Church. The Rev. Alan Davis will officiate. A private family interment will take place at Kearney Cemetery. Family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home.

Marcia was born on March 11, 1963, at the Newman Regional


Ruth Christensen

Memorial services for Ruth Christensen of Chadron, Neb. will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Chamberlain Chapel in Chadron, Neb. at 10:00 a.m. with Dr. Russ Seger officiating.  Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Christensen passed away peacefully with her family by her side on July 20, 2016, at Crestview Care Center.

Ruth was born July 18, 1923, in Chadron, Neb. She was 93. 

Ruth married Don Christensen July 10, 1958, and they lived 13 miles north of Chadron on the


Irvin Neil Moffitt

Irvin Neil Moffitt, 68, of Martin, S.D. died Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at the Bennett County Hospital with his family by his side.

He was born May 28, 1948, in Gordon, Neb. to Neil and Ethel Moffitt. As a young man he lived with his family on the farm southwest of Martin, by the Sandhills. He attended Little White River School for his grade school years and graduated from Bennett County High School in 1966. He then attended Abingdon Technical School in Abingdon, Va. receiving a degree in Auto


Frederick Venus Winter

Frederick Venus Winter was born April 9, 1929, in Hot Springs, S.D. to parents Venus and Lydia (Winters) Winter. He passed away July 11, 2016. He lived with his parents at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran parsonage in Martin, S.D. When Frederick was of school age, his father accepted a pastoral call to Broken Bow, Neb. where Frederick began school.

Later, the family moved to Flint, Mich. High school years were spent at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, Mich. He graduated in June of


Daniel George Bitner

Daniel passed away peacefully at home on March 22.  He was raised on the family farm in Gordon, Neb. where he attended Gordon Elementary and High School graduating with honors in 1948. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan in 1952 and attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine in Omaha graduating in 1956.  He was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, as a national medical scholastic honoree.  Dan enlisted in the Naval Air Reserve while attending


Lyla May (Olson) Smith

June 2, 1926 – July 10, 2016

Lyla May Smith, long-time resident of Chadron, Neb. passed away of natural causes on July 10, 2016, in Alliance, Neb.  She was born on June 2, 1926, in Hay Springs, Neb. to Clarence and Velma May (Meyers) Olson.

Lyla May and her two sisters, Imo Gene and Dorothy Lee spent their early years helping their parents farm near Hay Springs, Neb.  Her love for horses began early when she rode the family horse named “Pet” bareback, using braided


Jack Zickefoose

Jack Zickefoose, 80, passed away July 4, 2016, at his home in Hyannis, Neb. Jack was born to Vernon and Georgia (Schufeldt) Zickefoose in Hyannis, Neb. on Nov. 4, 1935.

 As a young boy, Jack attended various grade schools in the Rushville and Hyannis areas. His mom and stepdad, Weldon “Tiny” Crumroy, worked at the Modisett and later north of Rushville. Upon Tiny’s death, the family moved back to the Hyannis area to be with relatives. Jack worked many odd jobs while he


Betty Scherbarth

Funeral services for Betty Scherbarth were held on Sat., June 25, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Hay Springs with Pastor Allan Wierschke officiating. Burial was at the Hay Springs Cemetery. Visitation was on Friday, June 24, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the church.

Betty Glee Scherbarth was born on May 28, 1931, to William and Genevieve Glee in Morrill, Neb. She passed away on June 22, 2016, at 85 years young.

She spent her childhood living in Morrill, graduating from Liberty


Henry Joseph Rabeler

Henry (Hank) Rabeler, 94, passed away, in his home, June 21, 2016. He was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Savanna, Georgia to Henry Joseph and Mary Ann Rabeler. After moving to Akron, Ohio, at the age of thirteen, Hank lost his father due to an industrial accident. During his school years, he assisted his mother and two sisters by having several paper routes and playing “pay” baseball for Akron Orphans, a semi pro team, sponsored by the Goodyear Tire company. He graduated from North High School in 1939


Ardis Victoria Milburn Guelde

Ardis was born in Rushville, Neb. to Leonard D. and Marie Skoda Milburn. She grew up in Rushville with brothers Doug and Wad. Ardis graduated with the Rushville High School class of 1965.

After graduating high school, Ardis attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie where she met the love of her life, Stephen Guelde of Newark, Ohio. She graduated with a degree in Education.

Ardis and Steve were married on Aug. 24, 1969, in Rushville. They settled in Wyoming where Steve practiced law. Their


Puzz Jamison

Boyd “Puzz” Gaylord Jamison, 79, passed away Monday, June 20, 2016, at the Hemingford Community Care Center in Hemingford, Neb., after a courageous battle with cancer. Puzz was born on July 3, 1936, in Hyannis, Neb. to Robert and Ellice (Kline) Jamison of Ashby.

Puzz was raised in a family of 6 boys. He attended school through the 4th grade at District 144 that was just east of their ranch. When it closed, he finished his education through the 8th grade in Ashby, by boarding out through the

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