Carl E. “Bud” Deidel, 81, of North Platte, passed away January 17, at Golden Living Center in Cozad. He was born March 6, 1934 to Edgar B. and Violet (Haney) Deidel near Tryon, NE. He moved to North Platte in 1938 and graduated from North Platte High School with the class of “52”. Bud joined the United States Army and served from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1956. Bud lived in Chula Vista, CA and worked for Rohr Aircraft from 1956 to 1962. He then moved to Englewood, CO and worked for Verticel Honeycomb from 1962 to 1972, then returning to North Platte. He was employed by Nosky & Nosky Engineering as a surveyor’s helper and he also helped care for his mother. He is survived by his sister, Audrey Deidel of North Platte; nephews, Ronald (Carolyn) Deidel, James (Ann) Deidel and Michael (Sandy) Deidel; a niece, Linda Jepsen; and several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wayne and Harry Deidel; sisters-in-law, Jeane and Ruby Deidel; and a niece, Barbara Cassell. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. A memorial has been established in his memory. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 22, 2016 with the Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. Burial will be at the North Platte Cemetery with military honors graveside. Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial service For Ellis “Jake” Jacobs will be held Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 11 AM MST at United Methodist Church in Mullen. Ellis “Jake” Jacobs, 92, of Mullen died Sunday, January 17, 2016
Inurnment will be at Whitman Cemetery at 2 PM MST. Refreshments to follow.
Memorials are to Mullen Area Community Foundation or donor’s choice
Book Signing will be Friday, January 22, 2015 from 5-7 PM MDT at the Mullen Funeral Home
James Allen Kruback, 71, of North Platte passed away January 18, 2016 in North Platte. He was born in Oxford, Nebraska on April 19, 1944 to Ralph and Merna (Dawson) Kruback. He graduated from Bertrand High School in 1963 then served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War from 1964-1968 on USS Coral Sea. Shortly before being discharged he married Sandra Smith on April 18, 1968 in San Jose, CA. The couple lived in Toledo, Ohio where he attended meat cutting school, then moved to Curtis where Jim worked in a grocery store. They later move to North Platte where Jim hired on with the Union Pacific Railroad. After 3 years they moved to Hershey where they raised their family, moving back to North Platte in 1993.
The center of Jim’s life was his family, watching his children’s and grandchildren’s activities. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and woodworking.
Memorials may be made in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra of North Platte; daughters, Brenda (Cory) Johnson of Hershey and Lisa of North Platte; sisters, Janet (Jack) Hall and Marilyn (Ed) Sage all of Arizona; grandchildren, Hannah & Tyler Johnson and MaKaileigh; and a mother-in-law, Jane Smith of North Platte.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother and sister-in-law, Richard (Delores) Kruback.
Cremation was chosen and private family services will be held at a later date. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Harold D. “Hal” VonBehren, age 65, of North Platte, died January 18, 2016 at Centennial Park. He was born on March 25, 1950 in North Platte to Harold H. and Annette (Razes) VonBehren.
Hal graduated from North Platte High School in 1968. He hired on to the UPRR as a Brakeman/ Conductor, working for 34 years, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed refurbishing old cars, watching western movies, Husker football and NASCAR. He loved his dog Nikki.
Survivors include his children, Scott VonBehren of Lincoln, Greg (Heather) VonBehren of Rockville, MD, Heidi (Dan) Ertz of Omaha, and Brooke (Justin) Janas of North Platte; a brother, Ron (Una) VonBehren of Grand Island; a sister, Georgina (Dave) Geise of Lincoln; grandchildren, Josh Ertz, Kaeleigh Ertz, Alex VonBehren, Tate Janas, Ella Janas, and Jacoby Janas. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A memorial has been established to Hospice or to Fur the Love of Paws. Online condolences can be made at www.adamsswanson.com.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday January 22, 2016 at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens with Pastor Gary Smith officiating. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Isabelle M. “Mary” Chada, 82, of North Platte, passed away Jan. 16, 2016 at her daughters’ home. She was born July 25, 1933 to Joseph Dewey and Amy Mabel (Trollope) Leach near Loomis in Phelps County. Mary was raised on a farm in Phelps County. She was united in marriage to Basel Chada, he passed away in 2000. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Mary loved fishing and camping. She is survived by her two daughters, Teresa Haddan and Amy Norrie; two sisters, Dorothy Bachman and Elta Kern; one brother, Ervin Leach; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sons, Roger Thomas, Tommy Chada and Roy Curtis Thomas; siblings, Paige Leach, Fern Conant, Lloyd Leach, Harold Leach and Charles Leach. A memorial has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Cremation was chosen. Services will be 11:00am Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Inurnment will be at a later date at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Thursday and Friday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Stanley Dale Murphy age 62, of Wellfleet, NE passed away January 14, 2016 following a battle with cancer at the VA Hospital in Omaha, NE. Stan was born September 12, 1953 in Holdrege, NE to Charles and Gwendol (Holtz) Murphy. He spent his childhood years in Harris, IA, Ragan, NE and McDonald, KS. The family finally settled in Wray, CO. He proudly served our country in the Air Force from 1972 to 1976. He was stationed at Rantoul Air Force Base in Illinois and Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, SD. He served as a Missile System Analyst Specialist. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant from the Air Force in 1976.
In 1972, Stan married Rhonda Barker in Wray, CO. To this union, 3 daughters were born, Dawn, Dana and Laura. Stan married Becky DeVries in 1984 in Wray, CO. With this union, Stan added two step-children to his family, Krista and Aaron.
On September 6, 2003, Stan married Jo Lewis. They were married at the Maloney Lake Inlet in Lincoln County, Nebraska. With this union, he added 3 step-children to his family, Toni, Stephen and Christi. Stan and Jo made their home together on acreage outside of Wellfleet, NE. Here they improved the property by adding a barn and shop all made with Stan’s craftsmanship and love. There, with their favorite four legged “kid,” Corky, they lived and loved each other greatly. Stan held memberships with the North Platte Eagle’s Club and the American Legion of Kearney, NE.
Stan worked many jobs in his life including Corn INC., 1256 Cattle Company, JW Operating, and truck driving for several over the road hauling companies. His most treasured time was spent outdoors woodworking, hunting, fishing and boating. Stan was truly blessed and excited when his outdoor adventures included his grandchildren. He treasured having the opportunity to teach them how to fish, ski and drive a boat. He prided himself on the ability to see how quickly he could toss his grandkids out of the inner tube while pulling the tube behind his boat.
Stan is survived by his wife Jo and canine companion Corky of Wellfleet, NE; children, Dawn (Luis) Ramos of McGregor, TX, Dana (Frank) Miller of Valentine, NE, Laura (Brandon) Schoenthal of Wray, CO, Toni (R.J.) Hazen of Estherville, IA, Stephen (Leann) of McCallsburg, IA and Christi (Christian) Hazen of Estherville, IA; 15 grandchildren, Alex, Michael, Nathan, KayLynn, Cody, Casey, Audrey, Bryant, Alivia, Kaylee, Taylor, Karmen, Devon, Ember, and Kadence; brother, Steve (Kelly) Murphy; sister, Barb (Dick) Dodson; as well as many other family and friends. Stan was preceded in death by his parents, Chuck and Gwen Murphy; infant son Ryan Dale; and infant grandchildren Ryan, Cooper and Cole.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Memorial Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home with the Reverend Tammy Aubushon officiating. Inurnment will be 2:00 p.m. in Arcadia Cemetery with full military honors. Cremation was chosen. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, January 18th and 19th at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Glenda Marie Spies, 90 years young of North Platte, passed away Thursday January 14, 2016 at Great Plains Health.
Glenda was born on November 8, 1925 in Ainsworth, NE to Chester and Iva (McKim) McConnell. She was united in marriage to Carl E. Spies on June 12, 1963. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and helping hand to everyone. She was very proud of the fact that she was a two-time cancer survivor. Glenda is one of ten children in the McConnell family and will certainly be missed by friends and family.
Glenda is survived by daughters Janet (Larry) McNeel of Lincoln, NE and Katherine (Vernon) Counts of Cozad, NE; step daughters Teresa Furden of Bangor, ME, Barbara (Doug) Kloepping of Lexington, NE and Peggy (Jerry) Funk of Ainsworth, NE; grandchildren Julie (Paul) Pack of Lexington, NE, Joel (Alisha) Engle of Kansas City, MO, Tonya (Curtis) Bruha of St. Paul, NE, Tammy Counts of Wichita, KS; as well as several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Carl in 2009; 4 brothers and 5 sisters.
Memorials are suggested to Lymphoma Foundation at P.O. Box 286263, New York, NY 10128 and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday January 19, 2016 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Pastor Tim Eighmy officiating. Burial will follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Monday January 18, 2016 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Leland Hansen Sr., age 78 of North Platte, went to be with his heavenly father and his loved ones on January 11, 2016.
Donald was born on January 19, 1937 in Omaha, NE to Lewis A. and Dorothy M. (Olsen) Hansen. He married Marilyn Ann Lincoln on August 18, 1953 and the couple was blessed with 6 children, Wes, Donald, Kathy, Kristy, Matthew and Troy. Donald worked for 42 years at NorthWestern Public Service Company and played guitar and vocals with Hadley Barrett and the Westerners as well as other bands for 40 plus years. He was a member and past president of the Eagles. He enjoyed his family, camping, fishing, music, Husker football and his Packers. The Blackhills were his home away from home.
Donald is survived by his wife of 62 years Marilyn Hansen; children Wes Hansen of North Platte, Donald Hansen Jr. of North Platte, Kathy Bailey of Sutherland, NE, Kristy Jochum (Doug) of Sutherland, NE, Matthew Hansen of North Platte, and Troy (Leanne) Hansen of Denver, CO; 21 grandchildren Hope (John) Carson, Beau (Chris) Hansen, Madeline May, Cort Hansen, Donna Hansen, Hannha Hansen, Javan (Brittany) Hansen, Ellen (Joe Glassmyer) Duggan-Bailey, Travis Brandt, Tyson (Damien) Brandt-Simmons, Tyne (Leo) Kreber, Jeremy (Dusty) Zona, Nicole White, Jaci (Justin Trobough) Hansen and Branden (Josie Jaeger) Hansen; 33 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; as well as many others he considered family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother and father-in-law Ray and Mildred Lincoln; and infant daughter Jaci Ray.
Memorials are suggested in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday January 16, 2016 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Dennis Dailey officiating. Those wishing to do so may sign the register book from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Vera Jean Foster, age 60 of North Platte passed away on January 12, 2016 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, NE with her husband by her side. Vera was born to Walter and Patsy (Culp) Payne on September 6, 1955 in Oklahoma City, OK. She went to school in Oklahoma until she met the love of her life, Douglas Foster. The couple moved to North Platte to start their family. On a brief move back to Oklahoma they had their first of seven children. Shortly after, they moved back to North Platte and had six more children. For Vera life was about spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She loved going to garage sales and Goodwill so she could find treasures for her grandchildren. She was a mom, aunt, grandmother, and friend to everyone she met. You would hardly see her without one of her grandchildren or children around; she always had a smile. Doug and Vera were always together. She loved collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia. She rarely missed any sporting event, program, or activity that her husband, children, or grandchildren were involved in. Vera will be remembered for her smile, laugh, and willingness to help everyone, caring about others and putting herself last. With all the ailments she had, she never showed she was hurting.
Vera was preceeded in death by her parents Walter and Patsy Payne; her brother Robert Payne; and her in laws Frank and Elsie Foster.
Vera leaves behind her husband Doug of North Platte; 5 sons Cody (Mandy) Foster, Heath (Chandy) Foster, Dana (Ricci) Foster, all of North Platte, Treavor (Jessica) Foster of Hershey, NE, Brett (Turney) Foster of O’Neil; 2 daughters Lydia Woodward and Cassandra (Gary Brogdon) Foster of North Platte; and 27 grandchildren, Crashell, Rylee, MJay, Tallon, Anthony, Daniel, Mason, Tanner, Adyson, Holly, Zoe, Shaylin, Baily, Nivek, Silver, Jackson, Makenna, Carly, Karter, Sadie, Jaylee, Phoenix, Ethan, Maci, Kayden, Carson, Allison; as well as 1 brother Walter (Brenda) Payne; 5 sisters Betty Best, Janis (Robert) Bettinzole, Mildred Payne, Teresa Brown, Sandy (John) Bookout all from Oklahoma; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other family.
Memorials are suggested to the family to help cover expenses and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Monday January 18, 2016 at Harvest Christian Fellowship with Pastor Jacob Rahrig officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon until 6:00 p.m. Sunday January 17, 2016 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Vernon John Brosius Sr., age 91 of Stapleton passed away January 11, 2016 at Great Plains Health. He was born March 29, 1924 in Stapleton to William and Frances (Christ) Brosius.
Vernon graduated from Stapleton High School in 1941 and continued to farm with his family, then began farming with his brother Bill, forming Brosius Brothers. He married Karen Portz on September 13, 1969 in Stapleton. Vernon’s love for Karen was so great, that he not only became a husband, but an instant father to five children. The couple later added 3 more children to their big family. Vernon later farmed independently until he was able to farm and ranch with his sons.
He served on the Stapleton School Board for 8 years, handing out graduation certificates to several of his children. He also served on the Logan County Co-op board, Logan County ASCS board (farm service agency), was a member of the Knights of Columbus #1211 for 65 years as a 3rd degree member. He made Cursillo #13 in 1965, was a board member of the Stapleton Rural Fire Board, had his pilot’s license and enjoyed flying. He was a member of the National Flying Farmers, the North Platte Sheriff’s Posse, enjoyed bowling, playing cards, telling stories, and always had a joke to tell. Vernon was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church where he led the rosary for over 30 plus years. He loved following his children’s and grandchildren’s activities and events.
Survivors include his wife, Karen of Stapleton; children, VJ (Marie) Brosius Jr of North Platte, NE, Jennifer (Steve) Jonasen of Great falls, MT, and Robert (Jennifer) Brosius of Ashby, NE; step-children, Michael Kramer, Scott Kramer, and Robin (Kramer) Garlett all of Stapleton, and Melissa (Kramer) Barnes of Billings, MT; brothers, Kenneth Brosius of Stapleton, and Bill Brosius of Colorado Springs, CO; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a step-son, Mark Kramer, brothers, Bernard Brosius, and Petie Brosius; and sisters, Mary Brosius, and Helen (Brosius) Breen.
Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Catholic Church, the North Platte Catholic School Endowment or to the Stapleton Rural Fire Department. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Christian Wake Services will be 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Stapleton. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church with the Reverends Thomas Gudipalli and Jack Schlaf as Con-Celebrants. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until 6:00 p.m. Saturday and noon until 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.