Beulah “Bea” Jean Wenkheimer, age 92 of North Platte, passed away Sunday October 23, 2016 at Linden Court. Memorials are suggested in her name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Cremation was chosen and private services will be held at a later date. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Samuel “Sam” R. Gilmore, 58, of North Platte, passed away October 21, 2016 at his home. He was born May 7, 1958 to Stanley and Della (Shirley) Gilmore at Ottawa, KS. Sam grew up in the Ottawa, KS, Lincoln, NE and North Platte areas with many friends all over. He was employed at Bluesky Automotive for the last 12 years as a driver hauling cars. Sam was very talented, a “jack of all trades, master of many”. He was always lending a hand with a “project”. He survived a liver transplant and was able to have four good years before the cancer took him. He will be great missed! He is survived by his mother and step father, Della and Wes Dixon of Wellfleet; his son, Kerec Gilmore of North Platte; his daughter, Amber (Gundi) Hampton of Fayetteville, NC; three grandsons, Aschton Johnson-Gilmore, Adrian Gilmore both of North Platte and Caiden Hampton of Fayetteville, NE ; siblings, Larry (Georgia) Kelly of McCook, LeeAnn Paxton and Mary Gilmore both of North Platte, Andy Gilmore of Lincoln, Mike and Pat Gilmore both of North Platte; a step sister, Laura Haney Dixon of Denver; a step brother, Tim Dixon of Maywood; many nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Gilmore; and a brother-in-law, Leland Paxton. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at the Wellfleet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Thomas Edison Goff, age 77, of Hershey, NE, passed away at his nephew Tom’s home on Friday, October 21, 2016.
Tom was born April 22, 1939, to Fredrick Otoe and Lynette Elizabeth Haputman Goff at Nebraska City, NE where he grew up. In 1960 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two years. Following his discharge Tom returned to Nebraska. He lived in Dunbar and began his trucking career by driving for Ray Neals Trucking then drove for other companies as well. In 1989 Tom went into construction, building houses and working heavy equipment, then worked for different lumber companies. Tom loved his cigarettes, beer and fishing.
Tom is survived by his son, Daniel Goff, of St. Louis, MO; stepchildren, David and Deborah, of Missouri; sisters, Virginia (Jack) Hays, of Princeton, LA, and Marlene Murry, of Odessa, MO; brothers, Ray (Diana) Goff, of Florida, Jerry Goff, of Tempe, AZ, and Charles (Mary) Goff, of North Platte; 3 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; as well as many nieces, nephews and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Lynette; brothers, Arthur and Gene; sister, Donna ‘Eileen’ Peppin; and brother-in-law, Calvin Murry.
Cremation was chosen. Graveside Memorial Service with military honors will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or at the graveside. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.
George Robert ‘Bob’ Daly was born September 4, 1931, to George ‘Joe’ and Ida Winters Daly at his granddad Walter Winters’ place east of Tryon, NE. Bob departed this life on Friday, October 21, 2016, at the age of 85 years.
Bob entered the U.S. Air Force in 1952 and was stationed at Grandview Air Force Base in Kansas City, MO. He was selected for the Office of Special Investigations Secret Service while in the Air Force. Following his discharge in 1956, Bob returned to Nebraska to ranch and was a member of the American Legion Post #189 for 47 years.
In May 1955, Bob was in the first graduating class from McPherson High School where he earned his GED. He was married on December 21, 1955, and to this union three children were born.
Bob enjoyed his rodeo days with saddle and bareback bronc riding. He competed in Sutherland, NE, and the Kansas City area while he was in the service.
Bob loved ranching and was always available when a neighbor needed help with branding or moving cattle. He was also a state certified welder. He used this skill to mend ranching equipment and later designed a gate closer and fence anchor in his shop.
Bob is survived by his children, Becky (Bill) Clark, of Lincoln, NE, Kathy (Rick) Jones, of Onaway, MI, and Darrell (Tammy) Daly of Manton, MI; two brothers; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as other family and his friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ida Daly; and a brother, Don Daly.
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore. Burial with Military Honors will follow in the Miller Cemetery, near Tryon. Visitation will be Monday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the American Legion Post #189.
Phillip Elijah Brown, age 70 of North Platte, passed away at his home on Wednesday October 19, 2016.
Phillip was born on March 15, 1946 in Yuma, CO to Floyd E. and Nellie Frances (Ellis) Brown. After graduating high school in Benkelman in 1964 he married Bernice Schuller in 1975 in Oberlin, KS where they resided. Over the years he held various jobs including farm work, truck driving, was employed at a cement company in McCook, and retired from Walmart Distribution Center in North Platte. He will be remembered as a helpful person to his family and friends and as a guy with an ornery streak about him.
Phillip is survived by his children, Roy (Kathleen) Brown of Sacramento, CA, Nathan (Annie) Brown of Sacramento, CA, Patty (Warren) Schwartz of North Platte; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother Gerald (Beth Hampton) Brown of North Platte; as well as numerous other family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Bernice.
Memorials are suggested in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday October 26, 2016 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Smith officiating. Burial will follow at the Benkelman Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday October 25, 2016 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn R. Teall, 90, of North Platte, passed away Oct. 20, 2016 at her home. She was born Dec. 12, 1925 to Iral W. and Francis M. (Knowles) Norris at Quincy, Michigan. She attended Litchfield High School in Michigan. Evelyn was united in marriage to Robert A. Teall on March 1, 1944 at Litchfield.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice L. Carskadon of Columbus; two sons, Robert W. Teall of North Platte and Dennis C. Teall, Sr. of Brule; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Virginia Sloan and Katheryn Meiers; brothers, James Norris and William Norris; daughter-in-law, Helen Teall; son-in-law, Clay Carskadon; nieces, Jackie Sloan and Amy Norris; and a nephew, Kenneth Norris.
Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Graveside services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 24, 2016 at the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia L. Humphrey, 85, of North Platte, passed away Oct. 16, 2016 at her home. She was born Aug. 17, 1931 to Richard and Edna (Johnson) Humphrey at Sutherland, NE. Virginia graduated from North Platte High School with the class of “49”. She taught school in a one room classroom outside of Sutherland after graduation. Virginia also was employed as a LPN, worked at the North Platte Library and FAA at the airport. She is survived by her niece, Rachael Sabata of Omaha; nephews, Russell Ward of Georgia and Richard Ward of Florida; a great niece, Michelle Sharp of Omaha; numerous other great nieces and nephews; a cousin, Gordon Sanders of Cozad; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Ardis (Elmer) Ward; and a nephew, Keith Ward. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. As per Virginia’s wishes a gathering of family and friends will be announced at a later date. Private burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery near Sutherland. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Sharon Lee Smidt, 74, of North Platte, passed away peacefully in her home on October 19.
Sharon was born in Standish, Michigan to Jim and Maurine Ross on December 20, 1941. She graduated with a teaching degree from UNL in Lincoln, Nebraska and married her one true love, Maynard, on April 14, 1964. Sharon worked as a mother and homemaker, dedicating her life to raising her three children. She attended every sporting event and never missed a parent/teacher conference. Always thinking of others, Sharon dedicated many years of her life volunteering at Great Plains Medical Center. She was a loving and devoted grandma, making each birthday and holiday special by sending her grandchildren carefully chosen care packages. Sharon was an avid reader and always enjoyed a good game of Trivia Crack and Words with Friends with her sisters, friends, and family. A Husker fan for her entire life, she enjoyed cheering on the football and volleyball team. Sharon’s life was rich as it revolved around her family, the people she loved most. Sharon leaves to cherish her loving memory, her husband, Maynard Smidt; her children, Kim Ridder of Lincoln, Kristi Murphy of Omaha and Jeff Smidt of Denver; Sisters, Margaret Honeycutt of Lincoln and Kathy Mischnick of Eagan, Minnesota; 4 grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Memorials may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cozad, Nebraska.Funeral services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Cozad Nebraska on Saturday, October 22 at 10:00 AM. Sharon’s nephew, Jim Reier, will officiate. Friends are welcome to sign her memorial book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, October 21, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com
Roger W. Sprague, 73, of North Platte passed away October 18, 2016 at his home.
Roger was born November 13, 1942, in North Platte to Wilmer and Margaretta (Prosise) Sprague. He grew up in North Platte, where he attended North Platte Public Schools. Roger enlisted in the United States Army, being stationed in Germany, and later being transferred to the National Guard. He worked for the City of North Platte and at the Rock Island Railroad out of Chicago. He hired on the UPFE in 1968. On April 29, 1969 he married Kathy McEntire in North Platte. To this union were born two daughters. In 1985 he was promoted to foreman, retiring in 2002.
Roger’s hobbies were amateur ham radio, and golfing with his friends and grandsons. He was a whiz at electronics, and was a man who loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Kathy of North Platte; daughter, Liane Sprague of North Platte; grandchildren, Trent, Tyler, and Quentin of North Platte, Tyrel of Oklahoma City, and Christian and Rylea Diaz of North Platte; great-grandchildren, Tatum, Braelynn, and EverLeigh; sisters, Betty Nichols, Julie (Tony) Pitre, and Donna Cross; and several other family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Kim, and daughter Michelle Diaz; infant son, Brent; granddaughter, Cydney Diaz; and brothers, Steve, and Harold.
Memorials are suggested to the Callahan Cancer Center and online condolences may be shared at wwwadamsswanson.com
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 24, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with Joe Chitwood presiding. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors graveside. Visitation will be 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with the family receiving friends 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Erla Lucille Peck passed away October 18, 2016 peacefully with her husband and all her children by her side. She was born March 11, 1932 to Elmer and Bessie (Whiting) Telitz. She grew up in North Platte, NE where she attended North Platte Senior High School. Erla and Frank C. Peck Sr. found true love in 1948, where brick by brick, board by board they built their home in North Platte which was a requirement of her father before he would allow them to be united in marriage on November 22, 1950. Starting on March 4, 1952 she gave birth to her first child which was just the beginning of raising a family of seven children, nineteen grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and multiple nephews, nieces, neighborhood children, and friends. Erla, her mother, and sisters (Delores, Betty, and Charlene) ran the first airport cafe restaurant. They also helped feed the soldiers at the canteen. She was a Sunday school teacher at the First Baptist Church, room mother for years at Jefferson Elementary School and Chaplin for the Women of the Moose Lodge. Erla and Frank sponsored many youth activities such as holding dances, camping trips and pool tournaments at the Moose Lodge. Her love and laughter was contagious. She always found the goodness and the positive in everything and everyone. She always taught you to believe that no hurdle could not be overcome. She instilled that into her family and everyone she met. After retirement, Frank and Erla traveled the country. They spent their winters in paradise in warmer climates with friends and siblings having a great time, until they started missing their children and grandchildren and decided to return home early to see them. She enjoyed camping, spending time with her family, and watching her five generations of offspring enjoy and help each other through life.
She is survived by her husband Frank Peck Sr.; her children, Frank (Cheryl) Peck Jr., Chris (Ron) Richardson, Deanna (Frank) Savage, Jeanna (Joe) Koubek, Steve (Lorena) Peck, Tanya (Todd) Gayman; grandchildren, Travers (Jodi) Richardson, Vicki (Brent) Langemeier, Trent (Melissa) Richardson, Robby (Meghan) Peck, Tylan Gayman, Jamie (Aaron) Koubek, Kandace (Grady) Carpenter, Tusten Gayman, Jade (Brittany) Koubek, Jaustin Koubek, Lane (Sidney) Carpenter; great-grandchildren, Karsen (Jimmy) Falcon, Lane Richardson, Jordan (Michael) Richardson, Kaden Langemeier, Kyler Peck, Brittney Richardson, Mekennah Kemp, Maylah Langemeier, Madden Fattig, Jaylen Koubek, Andrew Richardson, Kambree Kemp, Steven Richardson, Madelyn Koubek, Coy Gayman, Jaxon Koubek; great-great-grandchildren, Greah Falcon and Taylar Beisner; sister, Charlene (Dave) Titus,; In-laws, Bill(Vina) Peck Sr., Dale(Carol) Douglas, and Barbara Telitz; and endless friends that were actually family in her heart.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Bessie Telitz; daughter, Kathleen Jo Peck; grandson, Frankie Lloyd Peck; sisters, Delores (Bill) Thrash, and Betty (Bucky) Layton; brothers, Vern (Velma) Telitz, Bob Telitz, and Rick Telitz.
“Don’t you leave home without clean underwear on you never know what might happen”. – Erla Peck
Memorials may be made in her name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2016 at the First Baptist Church with Reverend Ryan Alexander officiating. Casual dress is requested and a reception will follow at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Ag Building, 5015 Rodeo Road. Cremation was chosen and those wishing to sign the register book may do so 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.