Doyle Johnson

Doyle Johnson, 86, passed away on August 17, 2011, at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs.

Doyle was born on June 21, 1925, in Loup City, Nebraska.

His survivors include: wife, Marybell Johnson of Rushville; sons Doug (Kathy) Johnson of Crete, Illinois and Larry (Lisa) Johnson of Chadron; daughters Carol Johnson of Sturgis, South Dakota and Rhoda (Calvin) Coomes of Chadron; brother JJ (Virginia) Johnson of Hay Springs, Nebraska; sisters Lorna (Dale) Christoffersen of Chadron and

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Laurie Jean Haugen

Laurie Haugen, 51, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, passed away unexpectedly on May 31, 2012, at Regional West Medical Center.

Laurie Jean was born October 15, 1960, to Larry and Arlis Farris. Laurie spent her childhood living in Elk Grove, California, and then moved to Williston, N.D. after graduating from high school. In 1982, she was united in marriage to Don Hackney and was blessed with two sons, Joshua and Jeremy. In 1987, Laurie met and married the “love of her life” Jeff Haugen. Together they

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Tom Rose

Tom Rose, 76, of Kilgore, Neb. died June 6, 2012, at Gordon doing what he loved to do best, looking at good black cows in a pasture full of grass.

He was born April 25, 1936, in Gordon to Ralph and Marian Rose. He attended school in Gordon, Rushville, and Extension in northwest Sheridan County. He went through 10th grade and then stayed home to work the ranch at Larabee Creek near White Clay, Neb.

Tom met and married the love of his life, Ileen Norton. They had been married for three years

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Ervin “Glenn” Workman

Ervin “Glenn” Workman, 83 of Alliance, Nebraska passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Glenn was born February 22, 1929, to Ervin John and Jennie (Faylor) Workman in Doane, Nebraska. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Haigler, Nebraska. After graduation, he continued to work with his dad and other farmers in SW Nebraska. He also worked for Co-op Equity & Krotter Brothers in Palisade, Nebraska. In 1957, he joined the Garden County

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Mary Ellen Bailey

Mary Ellen (Minnehan) Bailey passed away peacefully at home on June 4, 2012, after a long battle with colon cancer. Her husband, three children, close friend Donna Cotman and beagle “therapy” dog Daisy were at her bedside. Knowing her remaining time was limited, she wrote part of her own obituary in 2011 as follows:
“She was born on Dec. 24, 1943, on a small farm near Hay Springs, Nebraska. Living in the Hay Springs area all her life, she attended the Hay Springs schools from K-12, and then

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Phyllis Lejoy Ehlers

Phyllis Lejoy Ehlers was born on October 12, 1915, in Walthill, Neb. to Harry and Clara Sipp. Phyllis passed away on June 3, 2012, at Lifecare Medical Center in Roseau, Minn. at the age of 96. She was the second oldest of 10 children, and a wonderfully supportive sister and friend.

Growing up, Phyllis lived on a farm in rural Gordon and attended country school through eighth grade. So that she could attend high school in town, she worked as her grandfather Gehrig’s housekeeper and bookkeeper

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Glenn Workman

Ervin “Glenn” Workman, 83 of Alliance, Nebraska passed away Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska.

Glenn was born February 22, 1929, to Ervin John and Jennie (Faylor) Workman in Doane, Nebraska. He grew up on the family farm and attended school in Haigler, Nebraska. After graduation, he continued to work with his dad and other farmers in SW Nebraska. He also worked for Co-op Equity & Krotter Brothers in Palisade, Nebraska. In 1957, he joined the Garden County

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Stuart Arthur Johnson

Stuart Arthur Johnson, 90, passed away in Traverse City, Mich. on June 10, 2012.

Stuart was born on May 20, 1922, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. He was the fifth child of Cornelius and Jean (Murray) Johnson. At the age of four he moved with his parents and siblings to the family farm established in 1885 just north of Rushville, Neb. For the next 82 years he was involved with both working and running the farm; farming was a great joy of his life.

In 1940, he graduated from high school and

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John William Winter

John William Winter, 94, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2012, at Box Butte General Hospital.

He was born August 14, 1917, in Rushville, Nebraska to Carl and Myrtle J. (Dover) Winter. John attended school and graduated from Rushville High School in 1936. Following graduation, he farmed in Sheridan County and on September 30, 1940, he married Kathryn Semans.

John joined the United States Army in 1942 and served as Staff Sergeant in North Africa, France, Italy and Germany and was honorably

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Lloyd V Carlson

Funeral services for Lloyd V. Carlson of Hay Springs will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2:00 PM at the Zion Lutheran Church in Hay Springs with Pastor Michael Wittrock officiating. Burial will be at the Hay Springs Cemetery with Military Honors. Lloyd passed away on June 20, 2012 at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Hay Springs. He was 97.

Lloyd was born on December 24, 1914 in Ethan, South Dakota. He was the third child of Ernest David and Mary Elise Carlson. He was baptized on February

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Spencer K Lanz

Spencer Kerwin Lanz passed away June 16, 2012 at the Rock County Hospital.

Hew was born Sept. 13, 1936 at Stuart, Neb. to Erhart G. and Francis (Robertson) Lanz. He attended grade school at the Mariaville Rural School and attended Rock County High School in Bassett.

Spencer spent his life as a farmer/rancher in Nebraska and Montana. He was a farmer at heart, with a love for cattle and sheep. Spencer never knew a stranger and always enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs play ball.

Spencer was

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