Lloyd L. Ginkens, Jr

Lloyd L. Ginkens, Jr, 89, of Mullen, passed away July 23, 2015 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte.
Lloyd “Ginks” was born October 30, 1925 in Mullen, NE to Lloyd and Sara (French) Ginkens. In the early years he attended a country school with Austin Ginkens and the John Barneby kids. In 1935 the family went broke and traveled to the West Coast. They didn’t have much luck with jobs so they returned to Nebraska and moved in with Grandpa and Grandma French. In the summer of 1938 the family rented a place north of Mullen on the Middle Loup River from McCully and Bramer.
Lloyd attended school in Mullen. He drove a truck for Ray Sexton after school and on the weekends once he was old enough to drive and in the summer time worked for his uncle Gerald French. After graduating from Mullen High School in 1943, he worked for Mullen Coop running a tank wagon delivery truck which he unloaded with a 5 gallon bucket. Lloyd joined the U.S. Army February 22, 1944. He was wounded and honorably discharged December 21, 1945, receiving a Purple Heart.
On June 14, 1949 Lloyd married Betty Fosdick in Mullen. They lived in the same house in Mullen all of their married life and he continued to live there after Betty’s death in 2002. “Ginks” went to work for Mathews Chevrolet Company and sold cars. In 1959 he became the Postmaster of Mullen retiring after 31 years in November, 1989.
“Ginks” was an active volunteer in the Mullen community. He was one of the first EMTs, running his own station wagon as an ambulance and later driving the Mullen ambulance. He was an original member of the “walking blood bank” and continued to be a blood donor throughout his life. Lloyd was the Commander of the American Legion Firing Squad for 60 years; Chairman of the Boys & Girls County Government Day for 50 years; served on the Mullen Volunteer Fire Department for 50 years; served on the Rodeo Committee for 30 years; was a Cub Master and helped with the Boy Scout Pine Wood Derby for 25 years; and served on the Mullen Golf Club Board of Directors while volunteering his labor for over 40 years at the course. “Gramps” was also a huge supporter of the youth and was selected the 2013 MHS Fan of the Year.
“Ginks” touched many lives in more ways than one and will be remembered for his quick comebacks and witty remarks. No matter where you went, he always ran into someone he knew. He loved life, his family, and friends. He was also very proud to be a World War II Infantry veteran.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty, brother Jim and sisters Miriam (Johnny) Morris and Carol Hendrickson Volk. He is survived by his children: Tom (Nancy) Ginkens of Overton, Jean (Ron) Jones of Hastings and Dale (Pam) Ginkens of Mullen. Grandchildren Sarah Davenport, Rebecca (Carl) Schluckebier, Amanda Ginkens, Tina (Don) Nelson, Jason (Angie) Jones, Ryan (Jennifer) Jones, Jake Ginkens, Logan Ginkens and Ally Ginkens. Twelve Great Grandchildren: Drake, Jaylee, Trip, Barrett, Britton, Corbin, Keira, Kellen, Reese, Rowan, Kaiden and Kinleigh. Sisters-in-law Louise Ginkens and Johnna Morgan and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Per “Gink’s” request, in lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Sara Ginkens Memorial Scholarship Fund, the Mullen Ambulance Fund or donor’s choice.
Visitation will be Monday 9 AM to 7 PM MDT at the Mullen Funeral Home. Services will be held at 1:30 PM MDT Tuesday, July 28 at the Lariat Auditorium in Mullen. Burial with Military Honors with American Legion Post #109 and VFW #5541 of Mullen will be at Cedarview Cemetery followed by fellowship at the Bullseye Building. “Ginks” said “no sense people getting all “fuzzed up” for this” so please dress casually. Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Brenda Sue King Hazen


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Brenda Sue King Hazen, 44, of North Platte, NE, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Great Plains Health in North Platte.

Brenda was born August 28, 1970, to Wayne Roger ‘Butch’ and Janet Kay DaMoude King at North Platte. She grew up in Sutherland, NE and graduated from Sutherland High School in 1990. Following graduation Brenda traveled and lived at times in Wyoming, California, Texas and Lincoln, NE before settling in North Platte where she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Brenda enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews and liked to fish and camp when she could.

She leaves behind her mother, Janet King, of North Platte; a sister, Cindy (Brett) Neal, of Lincoln; two brothers, Tim (Geri) King, of Longmont, CO, and Mike King, of Wallace, NE; her friend, Bob Loper, of North Platte; eight nieces and nephews; seven great-nieces and nephews; and other family.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Butch King; grandparents, Ray and Margaret King and Harrison and Oleta DaMoude; her aunt, Jeannine Mitchell Stamn; uncles, Jim D. Colburn and Doug DaMoude; a cousin Karla J. Wright; and a niece, Kylee Dawn Neal.

Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Dan Hitch officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery south of Sutherland. 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. Memorials are suggested to the North Platte Shriners’ Transportation Fund.

Frances Mary “Vicky” Williams


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Frances Mary “Vicky” Williams, age 88 of North Platte, passed away Thursday July 23, 2015 at Centennial Park.
Vicky was born October 24, 1926 at Seven Oak’s, Kent, England to James and Frances Ada (Long) McClernon. She attended London Wenchmore Hill School. On February 4, 1947 she married Clarence Williams at Phillipsburg, KS. She worked 25 years in health care, working at Highland Hospital in London, and Linden Manor in North Platte. For a time she and Clarence lived in Hastings and she worked at monastery, and for a doctor as a private nurse. She also worked as a receptionist for Adams & Swanson Funeral Home in North Platte and was a member of the Does (Elks) Club.
Vicky is survived by her sons Keith (Linda) Williams and Leland Williams all of North Platte; sisters Jean (John) Lampell of London, England, Margaret Woodhouse of Denver, CO, Sheila (Joe) Landry of Tucson, AZ; brother Bob McClernon of London, England; 2 granddaughters, Bekki (Kale) Merklin of North Platte and Laurie (Jesse) Polvika of Lincoln; 5 great grandchildren, Trevor, Dillon, Nichole, Jaret, and Taylor; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; grandparents, three brothers, Jim, Joseph and Stan McClernon; brother in laws Ray Woodhouse and Wayne Landry; and 2 sisters-in-law.
Memorials are suggested to the 20th Century Veteran’s Memorial and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday July 28, 2015 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Brent Montgomery officiating. Burial will follow at the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Dinner will be served at the Moose Club following the burial. Visitation will be from noon until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, and 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

Larry E. Perlinger


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Larry E. Perlinger, age 75 of North Platte, passed away July 23, 2015 at his home. He was born January 26, 1940 at North Platte to John and Anna (Neuberger) Perlinger. Larry grew up on a farm southwest of Paxton and attended district 70 country school and also Paxton High School. He was united in marriage to LaDonna Johnson on October 20, 1962. They lived in Madrid and Grant before moving to North Platte. To this union, they had three children, Vincent, Anna, and Garret. Larry enjoyed life on the farm and working with tractors and machinery. He loved horses, dogs, cattle, John Deere’s, and Fords. Larry was always on the go and enjoyed visiting with friends and spending time with family. He embraced his Catholic Faith where he was involved with Marriage Encounters and Charismatic Prayer Group for many years. Family that will dearly miss him include, his wife, LaDonna of North Platte, children, Vincent and Anna Perlinger both of North Platte, grandchildren, Shayla (Samuel) Dunn and Garrett Perlinger, brother, Jim (Pat) Perlinger of Paxton, sisters, Jeanne (Gene) Krab of Paxton and Stella (Joe) Klosen of Stapleton, sisters-in-law, Jen Perlinger and Louise Perlinger, many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John, Fred, and Bernard Perlinger, sisters, Pauline Myers, Helen Miner, and Phyllis Blake, son, Garret, and a granddaughter Amanda. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 am Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Reverend James Golka as celebrant. Rosary will be 7:00 pm Monday at the church. Cremation was chosen and a private family inurnment will be at the Madrid Cemetery. A memorial has been established in his memory. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so Thursday, Friday, or Monday from 9 am to 5 pm at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.Online coldolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.

Norman E. “Ed” McCown


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Norman E. “Ed” McCown, age 78, of Maxwell, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015 at Great Plains Health. He was born September 4, 1936 near Wallace, NE to Norman E. and Neva (Dyer) McCown. Ed grew up on a farm northwest of Wallace and attended school in Elsie and Wallace, graduating with the class of 1954. He later married June Fletcher and worked as an electrician throughout the United States. Ed moved to Maxwell in 1990 and later was united in marriage to Viola Malm. He was a family man and enjoyed music, yard work, and home improvements. Survivors include his wife, Viola of Maxwell, children, Katherine Santos of Scottsbluff, Peggy (Ken) Coulter of Gering, Emma McCown of Maxwell, David McCown of North Platte, and Elizabeth McCown of Maxwell, sisters, Norma Jean (Mike) Omelanuk of IL, Wynona McCown of OH, Mary Ruth Bresley of IA, and Ethel Moore of OH, brothers, Leslie (Sandy) McCown of MS, Ron (Margrit) McCown of FL and Steve (Denise) McCown of Omaha, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Mike McCown, grandson, David Moore, brothers, Gerald “Gerry” (Marta), Robert “Bob” (Bessie), and Wendell “Windy” (Karen). Memorial services will be 2:00 pm Friday, July 24, 2015 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Ed chose to be cremated, and inurnment will be at a later date. Those wishing to sign his register book may do so from 9 am to 5 pm Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home or online at www.carpentermemorial.com. A memorial has been established in his memory. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Raymond Wiley Barnett


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Raymond Wiley Barnett, 89, of North Platte, NE, passed away Monday, July 20, 2015, at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte.

Ray was born December 29, 1925, to Donald Ray and Eva Stenner Barnett at North Platte where he grew up. Ray graduated from North Platte High School in 1943 then joined the U.S. Navy in January 1944. Following his discharge in 1946, Ray returned to North Platte and went to work for Sinclair Gas Station and later Fairmont Dairy. In 1960 Ray began his career as a Fireman/EMT with the North Platte Fire Department and retired after 30 plus years of service.

On June 5, 1954, Ray married Frances Alice McKenney at North Platte where they made their home and were members of the Berean Church. Ray enjoyed helping others. He was a Boy Scout leader, volunteer and head coach for Special Olympics and a volunteer at the Senior Center. Ray also loved to watch Big Red Football, the Denver Broncos and wrestling.

Survivors include his children, Connie Saighman, of Omaha, NE, Sandra (Robert) Lakey and Tommy Barnett, of North Platte, Randall (April) Barnett and Bradley (Beth) Barnett, of Dallas, TX, and Jeffrey (Nita) Barnett, of Centerton, AR; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and other family.

Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; son-in-law, Jim Saighman; his parents, Donald and Eva; stepfather, Shorty Lookhart; a brother, Russell Barnett; and his sister, Janet.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Pastor John Stone and Bob Teters officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may also be shared at odeanchapel.com.

Glendin Kaye Patrick


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Glendin Kaye Patrick, 64, of North Platte passed away July 18, 2015 at her home. Glendin was born June 5, 1951 in North Platte to Demar “Dee” W. and Ethel F. (Timmons) Garner. She graduated from North Platte High School with the class of 1969. She lived in Louisiana for about six months before moving back to North Platte where she met Bradford James Patrick while he was on leave from serving in Vietnam. The two were married November 24, 1970.
The couple lived in North Platte where Glendin was a stay at home wife and mother. They moved to Los Angeles, CA and St. Louis with the railroad, before settling back in North Platte to be closer to family. Glendin was very involved in the relief society, Boy Scouts, and Latter Day Saints Church where she taught and did music.
Survivors include her two children Bradford W. Patrick of Leadville, CO and Melissa S. Patrick of North Platte; grandchild Tesla Ronje of Lincoln; siblings Orpha (Terry) Walker, John (Lora) Garner all of Gothenburg and Don Garner of North Platte; step-siblings John Hanson and Janie (Dale) Newtson both of North Platte; half sisters Mary (Hanson) Stewart of North Platte and Johnette (Fred) Garner of LA; special friend Janice Walker of North Platte; 3 brothers-in-law, Dennis (Melissa) Patrick, Greg Patrick all of Vinita, OK, and Jerry Wyant of Fallon, NV; uncle Linden Garner of CA; aunt Marymae (Don) Seery of North Platte; and numerous other family members and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Demar and Ethel Garner and step father Gerald Hanson; husband, Bradford in 2001; sisters Lavella Pfeister and Leona Webster; brother-in-law Tim Patrick; and sister-in-law Pamela Wyant.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Breast Cancer Association and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Dan Hitch officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

Violet Viola Russell


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Violet Viola Russell was born August 1, 1920, the fourth child of Benjamin Theodore Russell and Della Mae West Patch Russell at Sargent, Ne. and the ninth child of Della Russell.
She attended Antelope School thru the eighth grade. She was promoted up two grades in a year allowing her to be in her sister Irene’s class. They attended Sargent High School together and graduated in 1937. After graduation she received her teaching certificate and taught in the communities of Antelope, Coburg, and Oxford near Sargent for 5 years.
She became the war bride of James Victor Kovanda of North Platte, Ne, June 29, 1942, in California. They lived at Camp Little Rock, Arkansas and Camp McCoy in Wisconsin before Jimmy received orders in 1944 to fight in the European theater. He was killed February 9, 1945, while leading his men into France form Luxembourg during World War II.
In October of 1948 she was united in marriage to Gaylord Earl Clausen of North Platte, Ne. They lived in the O’Fallons, Hershey and Platte Valley School districts before moving to the farm near Stapleton, Ne., in 1963. She moved in 2008 to Arnold, Ne., making her home with her daughter.
Violet became a follower of Jesus Christ while teaching school. This faith sustained her through the many challenges of every phase of her life. She believed in God, country and freedom. She believed that as a good citizen it was her privilege and duty to be involved in the politic and legislation of freedom, teaching her family those values.
She loved writing and reading poetry; family picnics and getting the family together anytime and life on the farm. She was a member of the Happy Neighbor Extension Club for many years; taught Sunday school at the Assembly of God Church in Stapleton and Arnold. Later, as member of the Arnold Church of the Nazarene.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her in laws, Victor (Emma) Kovanda, Gilbert (Euphemia) Clausen; her spouses; her brothers, sisters and spouses, Hugh (Grace) Russell, Wayne Russell, Irene (Harold) Ottun, Earl (Martha) Patch, Glen, Ralph, Lola (Charlie) Williams, Eunice (Earl) Baer, and Son-in-law, Rodney L Watson.
Those who mourn her passing are her sons, Rodney J Kovanda, Monet, Mo., Lyle G (Janella) Clausen, Eddyville, Ne., daughter, Carol E Watson, Arnold; eight grandchildren, Sterling (Brenda) Kovanda, Michael (Madge) Kovanda, Angela (Chris) Lewis, Shelly (Brent) Apperson, Cameron (Leslie) Clausen, Molly (Ken) Donahoo, Renae (Jeff) Eastman, Robert (Lana) Watson; 19 great grandchildren and 10 great, great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Waneta Russell of Arizona; numerous nieces and nephews and good friend Melanie Albrecht.
Memorial service will be Saturday, July 25, 11:00am at the First Baptist Church Arnold, Ne., with Pastor Dynette Oberg officiating.
Cremation was chosen. Inurnment at West Union Cemetery, Sargent, Ne.
A Memorial has been established to the Arnold Church of the Nazarene. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.
Carpenter Memorial Chapel of North Platte, NE is in charge of the arrangements.