Rex “Jack” David Jackson, age 76 of Sutherland, passed away Tuesday September 13, 2016 at Imperial Manor in Imperial, NE. Cremation was chosen and private services will be held at a later date. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Lee Hornbacher, age 87 of North Platte, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016 with her family by her side. She was born on November 20, 1928 in the family home at 519 West 5th Street, North Platte, NE to Verne R. and Sarah E. (Kelly) Taylor. Virginia graduated from North Platte High School and later attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. On June 18, 1950, she was united in marriage to Kenneth D. Hornbacher. During his military service in the Marine Corp. the couple lived in various states including, California, Virginia and North Carolina. Following his discharge, they moved back to North Platte where they raised their family. She and her husband owned and operated a printing business, and in 1978 they sold their business and moved to Guam. While there, she ran the Honey Hut and worked at the Gold Exchange and Mariana’s Boutique. Following his death, she returned to North Platte in 1988. Virginia worked as an Estee Lauder Consultant and counter manager at Herberger’s where she spent years helping women feel good about their looks and themselves. She was an avid reader and loved to swim. Virginia was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, serving on various committees and circles, charter member of the G O of P.E.O., serving as past president, and American Legion Auxiliary and lifetime member of the PTA. She supported her husband as the first president of Nebraskaland Days, co-founder of the original Style Show and along with her husband, received the Dale Studley Award. Virginia touched many lives and will be missed by all who knew her. She also was a Camp Director of the Camp Kahabi Campfire Girls and served on the board. Her family includes her children; Eric (Sandra) Hornbacher of Winter Park, FL, Erin (Michael) Shultz of North Platte, Kelly (Kathleen) Hornbacher of Lakewood, OH, and Sarah Cooper of Colorado Springs, CO, grandchildren; Tyler (Karen) Carraway, Jennifer Carraway, Courtney (Brandon) Pfeifer, Matthew (Ashley) Shultz, Elyse (Scott) Dudgeon, Michael (Crystal) Cummings, Joey (Trisha) Cummings, and Amy (Steve) Jackson, thirteen great-grandchildren; and also survived by her lifelong friends from Campfire. They continued to meet and stay in touch, those still present are Nadine Heath and Gloria Adkins . She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her brother, Albert Kelly Taylor. A celebration of Virginia’s life will be 11:00 am Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. A private family inurnment at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery will be held prior to services. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church and Great Plains Health Heart Institute. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 9am to 5 pm Tuesday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel which is in care of arrangements.
Delores Mae Stearns, 83, of North Platte passed away September 11, 2016 at Centennial Park Retirement Village.
Delores was born February 15, 1933 in Omaha, Nebraska to Mary Kay Little and was adopted by Ray and Ella M. (Parsons) Johnson. She was united in marriage to Norman Stearns in Ogallala, NE on September 10, 1948.
Delores attended the Parkview Community Church of the Nazarene, the VFW, and worked in the kitchen of the Salvation Army on numerous occasions. She enjoyed sewing for many people and missionary services, gardening, embroidering, crafts, and all animals.
Survivors include daughters, Karen (Don) Conn of Gering, Ne, Joyce (Gary) Kohn of North
Platte, Karen Stearns (Dave’s wife) of North Platte, Debbie (Vaughn) Patrick of Gering, NE, and
Donna (Leonard) Moore of North Platte; sister, Barbara (Mark) Deeter of Topeka, KS;
brother, Ron (Mari) Johnson of North Platte; half-sister, Bonnie Little of Palm Springs, Fl;
16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; special friend of the family, Terri Jones of North Platte; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary K. Little; adopted parents, Ray and Ella
Johnson; husband, Norman; two infant children; son, Dave Stearns; and a brother, Cleo Little.
Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Children’s Home or to Great Plains Hospice. Online
condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Great Plains Health and Centennial Park
Health Care Center for the loving care of their mother.
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home
with the Reverend Jack Atteberry officiating. Burial will follow at Fort McPherson National
Cemetery near Maxwell. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the family receiving
friend from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of
Elijah Zander Silos entered this world on Friday, September 2, 2016, then became one of God’s littlest angels when he was welcomed into Heaven eight days later.
Elijah will forever be in the hearts of his parents and family.
He is loved and will be missed by his parents, Breanna Nicole Loughry and Julio Candy Silos, of North Platte; grandparents, Adam and Deb Silos, of North Platte, Alicia and Brandon Schrotberger, of Bedford, TX, and Scott Loughry, of Ringgold, NE; and great-grandparents, Sharon Martens, Roseanne Van Stell and Jaunita Schrotberger, all of North Platte, Connie and Allen Folsom, of Haltom City, TX, and Jon Schrotberger, of Midland, TX.
He also leaves behind his aunts and uncles, Aaron Fisher, Amber Fisher, Adam J. Silos, Jessie Silos, Jennifer Silos and Verna Silos, all of North Platte, Daniel Silos, Tommy Paz and Sarah Silos, all of Denver, CO, Florencio Silos and Santiaga Silos, of Hastings, NE, BrittanyAnn Loughry, X-Zavier Schrotberger and Tyreeque Schrotberger, of Bedford, TX, and Riley Loughry, of Ringgold, NE; and other family.
Elijah was received into Heaven by all his departed family members.
Funeral Service will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore. Burial will follow in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established. 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.
Jerry Lynn Moore, age 65, of North Platte, NE, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Great Plains Health in North Platte.
Jerry was born June 27, 1951, to Herman Wellman and Pearl Violet Kelsey Moore at Kearney, NE, where he grew up and attended school. In 1970 Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Army then re-enlisted in 1972 for another two years and was stationed in Germany for a year.
Following his discharge, Jerry returned to Kearney then moved to North Platte in 1979. He spent his remaining years driving a truck, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Jerry drove for Western Engineering for 18 years then for Schaben Sanitation, retiring from there at the age of 62.
In 1969 Jerry married Carol Sheen in Kearney and to this union two daughters, Jeannette and Wanda, were born. Jerry and Carol later divorced. In 2004 he married Brenda Rasmussen and they later divorced but remained very close friends.
Aside from his work, Jerry’s other great love in life was his guitar and singing country songs, especially at gatherings. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and with friends. Jerry enjoyed fishing, camping and riding motorcycles.
He is survived by his daughters, Jeannette (Shawn) Allen, of Holdrege, NE, and Wanda Lawver, of Palmyra, NE; sister, Bonnie Anderson, of North Platte; his special friend, Brenda Rasmussen, and stepdaughter, Nicole Rasmussen (Gary), of North Platte; four grandchildren, Colby (Cori) Trofholz, Kendra (Dustin) Foster, Elizabeth Lawver and Matthew Gusman; two step-grandsons, Jayden Rasmussen and Joseph Cooper; great-granddaughter, Kayla Trofholz; as well as his many friends, including Steve Manthei, and daughter, Denise; and several nieces, nephews and other family.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Pearl; brothers, Kenny and Hermie Moore; and sisters, Ramona Moore and Gloria Alley.
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Chaplain Gary Smith officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may also be shared at odeanchapel.com.
Robert “Bob” Rudloff, age 77, of North Platte, passed away September 5, 2016 at the University of Colorado Health in Aurora, CO. He was born March 6, 1939 in Crawford, NE to Joe H. and Gladys H. (Lux) Rudloff. Bob graduated from Sargent High School in 1956 and then later served in the United States Navy until his discharge in 1963. He married Patricia Parker and to this union five children were born. Bob worked as an electrician for Bell Systems in California and in the North Platte area. He was united in marriage to Gwen Masters on February 24, 1986. Bob retired from AT&T in 2001 but he continued to pursue his interests in agriculture and cattle. A talented musician, Bob was a lead guitar player in various country bands in the area up until his retirement. He was an avid model railroader, a John Deere enthusiast and spent as much time on the lake fishing as he could work into his schedule. A lifelong hunter and nature lover, he took up bird watching during the last few years. Survivors include his wife, Gwen; sons: Joe Summers, Rob (Krista) Rudloff, and Nathan Rudloff; daughter: Sara Rudloff; brother: John Rudloff; three grandchildren: Thomas, Theresa, and Mykell; mother-in-law: Eunice Masters, and other extended family. Bob was preceded in death by his mother and father, infant brother and his daughter Pamela Summers. Memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army, Maywood Christian Church, or to the donor’s choice. Memorial graveside services will be 3:00 pm Friday, September 16, 2016 at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, NE with military honors. The family request casual wear and absolutely no neck ties. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel which is in care of arrangements.
Teresa ‘Arlene’ Nida, age 69, of North Platte, NE, died after a long battle with cancer on Thursday, September 8, 2016, at Great Plains Health in North Platte.
Arlene was born on December 2, 1946, to Milford Freeman and Teresa Isabel Clark Nida at North Platte where she grew up. She graduated from North Platte High School in 1965 then worked as a nurse’s aide at Memorial Hospital and later Great Plains Regional Medical Center. Arlene retired in 1992 due to health concerns then enjoyed being the bookkeeper for the North Platte Answering Service, which was owned by her sister, Doris.
Arlene belonged to the First Christian Church and the church quilting group. She enjoyed reading and listening to music. She also loved to be around children and was ‘Nana’ to her nephews, Matthew and David Cooper.
She is survived by her sisters, Arvada Czaplewski, of Grand Island, NE, and Doris (Paul) Cooper and Rose Nida, of North Platte; nieces and nephews, Vikki (Doug) Henry, Valeri (Ryan) McMahon, Matthew (Alicia) Cooper, David Cooper, Russell (Peggy) Czaplewski, Rick Czaplewski and Rob (Amy) Czaplewski; great-nieces and nephews, Sophia and Sylvia Cooper, Erin and Breckyn McMahon, Jenna Czaplewski and Everett, Darien and Erik Henry; her aunt, Maxine Yohn, of Tucson, AZ; uncle, Bill Nida, of Grand Island, NE; and other family and friends.
Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, Milford and Teresa Nida; an infant sister, Mary Beth; brother-in-law, Jim Czaplewski; and grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, September 17, 2016, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Pastor Jan Ekstedt officiating. Inurnment will follow in the North Platte Cemetery. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore which is in charge of arrangements. The family has established a memorial.
Carlos D. “Bud” Votaw, age 82 of Wellfleet passed away Thursday September 8, 2016 at Great Plains Health due to the results of a stroke suffered in May 2015. He was ready to join loved ones in heaven and be pain free.
Bud was born on August 5, 1934 in Curtis, NE to John R. and Eva (Poteet) Votaw, according to his mother, the hottest day of the year! He grew up on the family farm northeast of Wellfleet, attended Community Center School, District 70 in Lincoln County through the 8th grade and graduated from the Curtis Aggies (Nebraska School of Agriculture) in 1952. In 1958 Bud was drafted into the Army, stationed in Germany and honorably discharged in 1959 to return to farming and ranching with his father. On November 22, 1959 Bud was married to Charlene A. Rose of North Platte and was blessed with 57 years with his best friend and love of his life. Bud loved farming and ranching for 20 years, growing irrigated corn and wheat and raising registered Angus cattle, and having a buffalo herd later in life, which was an interesting experience as well. Bud was employed at the North Platte Regional Airport for 11 years as maintenance supervisor. After retiring again, and with his love of cooking, Bud’s Steakhouse and Camp Ground at Lake Maloney south of North Platte, was the next endeavor. After health problems he retired again, this time back to his home on the farm in rural Wellfleet where he enjoyed his hobbies of cooking, gardening, wood working, reading, puzzles, attending church functions and enjoying time with his family. He was a 4-H leader and sponsor of the Wellfleet UMYF, coached girls softball, was a member of the Oddfellows, Eagles, Moose, Elks, and Harmony Community Club and Country Gardeners. He was a member of the Wellfleet United Methodist Church and served on the Administrative Council. He was on the Maywood Public School Board for a term, serving as treasurer.
Bud is survived by his wife Charlene of Wellfleet; 3 children Cindy Cynova of Denver, CO, Camille Votaw of North Platte, and Christopher (Shelby Forrester) Votaw of Oconto, NE; 7 grandchildren Charity (Justin) Harvey of Westminster, CO, Mandi (Nate) Smith of Crested Butte, CO, Cody (Monica) McCown of Albuquerque, NM, Jaide Votaw of Kearney, NE, Zebediah Greeley of North Platte, Denton Votaw of Callaway, and Danielle (Jud Gallardo) Greeley of North Platte; 6 great grandchildren, Vivienne and Aliyah Smith, Ace and Ryder McCown, Holden Gallardo, and Gwendolyn Harvey; his siblilngs Jeanenne (Darryl) Pickett of AZ, David (Barbara) Votaw of Holdrege, NE, John (Norma) Votaw of Wellfleet, and Debby (Bob) Adams of WA; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by son Craig Allen Votaw; his parents John and Eva Votaw; and parents-in-law Charles and Hazel Rose.
Memorials are suggested in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Memorial services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday September 12, 2016 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor Tammy Aubushon officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Wellfleet Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday September 11, 2016 with family receiving friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Eric E. Post, age 54, of North Platte, passed away Monday, Sept 5, 2016 at his home. He was born August 20, 1962 at North Platte to Vance and Arlene (Christensen) Post. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1980. Eric served in the United States Air Force as staff sergeant from 1984 until his discharge in 1988. He returned to North Platte and was employed at Trego Aviation and later hired on the Union Pacific as a machinist. Most recently he worked for Andersen and Sons NAPA. Survivors include his father, Vance (Marlea) Post; brother, Greg (Nicole) Post; sister, Cindy Olszewski; step-brothers, Kent, Steve and Bill Reeves; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Arlene Post; and his brother-in-law, B.J. Olszewski. Private family services will be held at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska with military honors. Cremation was chosen. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Online condolences may be shared a www.carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
John D. (Jack) Henderson, age 82 of North Platte, passed away September 4, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, as a result of an auto accident. He was born August 23, 1934 at Broken Bow, NE to John C. (Pat) and Mabel Henderson. He grew up in Callaway, NE and graduated with the class of 1951. On January 2, 1955 he married his high school sweetheart Ruth Booker. Jack did several different jobs in the Callaway area and in November of 1962 started work with the Nebraska Game and Parks as a Conservation Officer. He was stationed in Thedford, Stapleton, Gothenburg and North Platte, and retired in February of 2004 with 41 years of service. Jack was an avid gun trader, fisherman, hunter and husker fan. His greatest love was his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His loving family includes his wife of 61 years, Ruth, children Dennis (Katy) Henderson of North Platte, Patrick (Janet) Henderson of Kent, WA and Pam (Dave) Leggott of North Platte. Grandchildren; Brandon Lundeen, Zach (Missy) Lundeen, Ryan Lundeen, Andrea (Rob) Ham, Daphanie, Aadon and Landon, Larissa Henderson, John Jeter Henderson, Setera (Emmett) Gannon and Emmersyn, Cory Leggott, Shea Leggott and brother Richard (Darlene) Henderson of Idaho. Sister-in-law Rose Hirsch of Broken Bow and Brother-in-law Roy (Wanda) Booker of North Platte. Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, September 10, 2016 at the Berean Church in North Platte with Pastor John Stone officiating. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of arrangements.