Gary Warnick, age 62 of North Platte, passed away Friday December 30, 2016 at North Platte Care Center. Arrangements are pending at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home.
Virginia Dorothy Rector, age 90, of North Platte, NE, passed away at the Sutherland Care Center on Wednesday, December 21, 2016.
Virginia was born January 14, 1926, to James Paul and Eva Bertha Willeford Karis in North Platte where she grew up and graduated from North Platte High School.
Virginia was united in marriage to Edwin Melvin Rector, Jr. on April 16, 1944, in North Platte where they made their home and raised a family. They were married for nearly 46 years when Ed passed away in 1990. Virginia had worked at The Shepherd’s in her later years and always enjoyed her coworkers. She was also a member of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior.
Virginia was a loving, caring mother. She liked to read, sing and dance. But most of all, Virginia loved her family and spending time with them, especially her grandkids.
She is survived by her children, Thomas (Bonnie) Rector, Leslie (Mark) Johns and Lynne (Lynn) Frederick, all of North Platte; eight grandchildren, Michael (Brooke) Johns, Matthew (Gina) Johns, Mollie Johns, Chris Rector, Samone Greenhagen, Jennifer Cotton, John Rector and Jessie Rector; eight great-grandchildren; her brother, George (Annette) Karis, of Anderson, SC; sister, Louise Matson, of Lincoln, NE; as well as several nieces, nephews and other family.
Along with her husband, Ed, Virginia was preceded in death by their infant son, John Edwin; her parents, James and Eva Karis; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Edith Karis; granddaughter, Johna Jochum Morvant; great-grandkids, Peyton and Parker Rasmussen; and nephew, Joel Matson.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial Service will be 10 a.m., Monday, January 9, 2017, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Father Jeffrey Nelson officiating. Inurnment will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or prior to the service at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie Ruth Frels, age 105, of Sutherland, NE passed away December 21, 2016 at the Sutherland Care Center.
Marjorie was born on June 14, 1911 in Garden County near Lisco, NE to Elzi and Flora (Powell) Wollam. She moved to Arkansas as a small child, returning to Stockville, NE in 1914. Marge married Jess Warner in 1927 and to this union six children were born, Opal, James, Merrill, Ronald, Patricia and Peggy. The family moved to the Hershey area. Jess passed away in 1947 and Marge moved to Sutherland in 1950. She married Clarence Frels in 1957. Marge loved bowling and she traveled all over the United States to bowling tournaments. She loved playing bridge and golfing, and was a worldwide traveler. Her big passion was dancing. Marge worked at the North Platte Canteen and was a gracious lady who was always smartly dressed. She was very patriotic, and nothing gave her greater pleasure than seeing the American flag waving in the air.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter Peggy (Don) Rotert; son James (Genie) Warner; 15 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and 33 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Jess Warner and Clarence Frels; daughters Patricia Fitch and Opal Barkley; sons Merrill and Ronald Warner; five sisters and four brothers.
Memorials are suggested to the Sutherland United Methodist Church and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Cremation was chosen and memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday January 4, 2017 at the Sutherland United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Douglas Delp officiating. Inurnment will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens in North Platte. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lolita Beth Brinker, age 86 of North Platte, passed away on December 28, 2016 at Great Plains Health.
Lolita was born on December 2, 1930 in Alliance, NE to George and LaVerne (Nason) Ditsch. She grew up and graduated from Hay Springs High School and attended Chadron State College. On November 6, 1952 she was married to William “Bill” R. Brinker in Chadron, NE. The couple lived in several different places during their 40 plus years of marriage. To their union four children were born, William “Bill”, Teresa, Gary and Bruce. They moved to North Platte in 1983 where they retired. Lolita and bill enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Lolita lived the last 15 years with her sister, Kay Reid.
Lolita is survived by her children William “Bill” (Deb) Brinker of North Platte, Teresa (Curt) Bach of Chadron, Gary (Karen) Brinker of North Platte and Bruce (Vickie) Brinker of North Platte; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 4 sisters Mae Hall, Duana Dugger, Suzie Spangler, and Kay Reid; as well as other extended family and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Bill; and brother Don Ditsch.
Memorials are suggested to Paws-itive Partners and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Cremation was chosen and private family services will be held at a later date. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Eileen Howey, age 94, of Gering, NE, formerly of North Platte, NE, passed away at Heritage Estates in Gering on Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
Helen was born April 11, 1922, at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and was later adopted by Carl and Anna Anderson. She grew up in Nebraska, between Arnold and Callaway, and attended school at Arnold and Maxwell, graduating from Maxwell High School in 1940.
In 1941 Eileen married Robert Howey and they moved to Nevada where he worked in construction. When Bob served in the military Eileen moved back to Nebraska to live with her parents. After his discharge Bob and Eileen moved to Brady Island where they farmed, raised cattle and worked damn hard! They also had three daughters, Sandy, Sheila and Bobbi.
By 1970 they moved to North Platte and Eileen went to work for Hinky Dinky grocery store. In 1979 she started working for Dr. Larson and Dr. Britton. She worked as a medical assistant until 1994 when she had a stroke and had to retire.
Eileen was a member of the Tallin Union Church, north of Gothenburg. She was also a life member of B.P.O. Does Drove #109 and the American Legion Auxiliary Post #183. Eileen was feisty and fun loving all her life. She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
She is survived by her daughter, Bobbi Turner, of Gering, NE; nine grandchildren, Chris (Ryan) Schultis, of Tryon, NE, Mike (Gladys) Henry, of North Platte, Suzanne (Brian) Heflin, of Kansas City, MO, Bev (Tim) Larsen, of Kearney, NE, Erik Albertson, of Omaha, NE, Melinda (Rick) Strain, of Scottsbluff, NE, Kristi Welsh, of Gering, Pam (Michael) Engelhaupt, of Minatare, NE, and Patti Miller of Las Vegas, NV; 13 great-grandchildren; 5 great great-grandchildren; and other family members.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Anna Anderson; and two daughters, Shelia Albertson and Sandra Henry.
Cremation was chosen. A Gathering in Celebration of Eileen’s life will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore. Inurnment will follow in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Everette ‘Chuck’ Wilcox, age 68, of North Platte, NE, died Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Centennial Park Retirement Village.
Chuck was born November 2, 1948, to Marlyn Dale and Lois Hougham Wilcox in North Platte. He grew up and attended school in North Platte then went to work for Reinhardt Plumbing. Chuck later moved to Alliance, NE, where he hired on with the Burlington Northern Railroad as a Pipefitter. He returned to North Platte in 1985 and went back to Reinhart’s before working for himself. Chuck had owned several business then started A-1 Services which he owned until 2010 when he started a scrap metal service. He had worked until recently when his health declined.
On February 8, 1969, Chuck married Marilyn Kay Kuehl in North Platte and they were together for nearly 48 years. He loved fishing, hunting, wood working, and watching movies. He was also a member of the Arnold Nazarene Church.
Chuck leaves behind his wife, Marilyn, two daughters, Chari (Tony) Znaniecki and Tina Gastineau, and mother and stepfather, Lois and Charles Baker, all of North Platte; his father and stepmother, Marlyn, Sr. and Beverly Wilcox, of Texas; five grandchildren, Markus, Matthew, Corbin, Ethan and Sebastian; sisters, Ronda Schultz, Teresa Silcox, and Judy (Chuck) Schanfish; brothers, Marlyn, Jr. (Ellen) Wilcox, Danny (Un Chu) Wilcox, and Stanton (Brenda) Wilcox; friend, Kim Ziel, of North Platte; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Wilcox; sister, Michelle Bernt; and an infant brother and sister.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial Service will be 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the Parkview Community Church of the Nazarene. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or prior to the service at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.
Macayla K. Razes, 21, of North Platte passed away Friday, December 23, 2016, as a result of a car accident near Sterling, CO.
Macayla was born December 11, 1995 in North Platte. She attended pre-kindergarten in Iowa, and returned to North Platte where she attended Lincoln Elementary, Madison and Adams Middle Schools, and graduated from North Platte High School in 2014. Macayla came to North Platte to live with her father in November 2000, and was currently living with her aunt Cathy.
Macayla enjoyed swimming and hanging out at the lake, listening to music, climbing, watching scary movies, Law and Order, and Forensic Files. Her favorite things were spending time with her siblings, cousins, and friends. Macayla especially loved being a mommy to her son Raiden. Noone was a stranger to her and she claimed many friends as her brothers and sisters.
Survivors include her son Raiden Maddox Smith and his father Aaron Smith, both of North Platte; father, Dennis Razes of North Platte; mother, Amber Bachman (Darren) Strough of Pinewood Springs, Colorado; aunt Cathy Razes (who raised her) of North Platte; grandparents, Denise and Bruce Brummer of Merna, Terry and Kathy Collins of North Platte, Tom Bachman of Auburn, Iowa, and Cindy Fertig of Lakeview, Iowa; great-grandparents, Janet Razes and Lewis Collins of North Platte, and Nancy Fertig of Lakeview, Iowa; sisters, Charity Flippo of WA, Amanda Prososki of Schuyler, Morgan Nowatzke of Huron, SD, Baily Schrader and Shaylin Talbot of Atkinson, Marissa and Madison Strough of Pinewood Springs, CO; brother, Tyson Hunter of Carroll, IA; special aunts, Brenda Heinzle of North Platte, Tia Collins of Lincoln, and April Derra of Omaha; special cousin, Joshua Tudor of Lincoln; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friends.
Macayla was preceded in death by her angel baby; great-grandparents, Dennis Razes, Othmar and Betty Bachman and Jim Fertig; and an uncle, Brett Brummer.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be established in her name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Salvation Army Church with Captain Anthony Bowers and Pastor Job Vigil officiating. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. with the family receiving friends 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Terry L. Haney, 66, of North Platte passed away at his home on December 27, 2016 from complications of Idopalatic Pulmonary Disease.
Terry was born December 7, 1950 in North Platte to Robert C. and Lola (Arterburn) Haney.
He grew up in North Platte, NE attending North Platte schools and served in the National Guard from 1970 – 1976. Terry was employed with the Union Pacific Railroad until 2011, when he retired. He met and married Sandy (Houpt) Morris on September 24, 1988. Terry attended the North Platte Berean Church.
Terry’s interests were deer, pheasant, and duck hunting, and four wheeling with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was a member of the NRA and Platte River Sportsman Club. He loved his family, friends, and Christmas.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy of North Platte; daughters, Toni (Bennie) Campton of Littleton, CO, and Tammi Griffis of Maxwell; sons, Travis Harris of Littleton, CO, and Darrin (Darla) Morris of Maxwell; grandchildren, Ty (Erinn) Campton, Vincent Campton and Zach (Britta) Campton, Taime (Jess) Hill, Evan Griffis, Brandon Worth, Chelsea Worth, and Ashley Pratt; 11 great-grandchildren; best friend, George (Linda) Somerhalder of Arlington, TX; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Tammy Lynn: and brothers, Robert, Donnie, and Dennis Call and his beloved dog, Pine Cone.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Great Plains Hospice, Paws-i-tive Partners or the Berean Church of North Platte. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with Jason Davis officiating. At Terry’s request, family and friends are to dress casual. Burial will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Wednesday with the family receiving friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Bruce C. Becker, 80, of North Platte, died December 25th, 2016 at the North Platte Care Center.
A private family memorial service will be held. Carpenter Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements
Sarrah Frances Kuhl, 79, of Hershey passed away December 26, 2016 at Centennial Park Retirement Village.
Sarrah was born April 1, 1937 in Wallace, NE to Sidney and Mary (Holub) Zimmerman. She graduated from Wallace High School in 1954. Sarrah took Normal School Training in McCook and following that taught several years at small country schools. On February 8, 1957 Sarrah married William Kuhl Jr. in North Platte. The couple lived in Rapid City, Valentine, and Dawson County, before settling in Hershey in 1968. Sarrah graduated from Kearney State College in 1980. After graduating, she was a substitute teacher in North Platte before returning to teaching where she taught at Platte Valley for 8 years.
Sarrah belonged to Hershey United Methodist Women, where she was a very faithful devotional leader. She was a member of the extension club of Hershey and a 4-H leader. She loved her gardening, and flowers, enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, sewing, and making many of her children’s clothes. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the center of her life.
Survivors include her husband William Kuhl Jr. of Hershey; daughters, Terri (Gene) Woodward of Wichita Falls, Texas, Jo (Curtis) Smith, and Cherilyn Kuhl all of North Platte; and a son, William Kuhl III of Hartford, SD; sister-in-law, Darlene Zimmerman of Lexington; grandchildren, Jerry, Christina, Joseph, Brad, Tony, Wes, Brittany, and Eli; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, William and Elsie Kuhl; sisters, Genevieve Kline, Lucy Brisbane, Annie Pace, and Elsie Buller; brother, Frank Zimmerman; and a grandson, Aaron Kuhl.
Memorials are suggested to the Hershey United Methodist Women or to the Hershey Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com
Graveside Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Morningview Cemetery near Wallace with Pastor Mark Baldwin officiating. There will be a dinner following the graveside at the Hershey United Methodist Church. Those who are unable to attend the service are welcome to attend. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Thursday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.