Inez Irene Schrader, age 80 of North Platte, passed away Thursday October 19, 2017. Cremation was chosen and services will be held at a later date. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Linda Marie Larsen, 67, of North Platte passed away October 18, 2017 at her home surrounded by family after a short bout with cancer.
Linda was born on December 1, 1949 in North Platte, Nebraska to Jerold and Dorothy (Johnson) Eldred. Linda graduated from North Platte High School in 1968 and married Dale H. Larsen on December 21, 1968 in Ord, Nebraska. The couple moved with the Navy and were stationed in Guam. The family made their home in North Platte. Linda’s working career included grocery store cashier for the 6th Street Grocery Stores, U-Save, and Sun Mart for 33 years.
Survivors include her husband, Dale of North Platte; children, Michelle (Danny) Ragle, and Terry Larsen all of North Platte; grandchildren, Dale and Chance Ragle; and a great-grandchild, Aydan Ragle.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother Terry Eldred.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pawsitive Partners and online condolences may be shared online at www.adamsswanson.com.
Memorial Graveside Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with Chaplain Gary Smith officiating. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Kathy Konruff Greiner, 74 of Dothan, AL formerly from North Platte, succumbed to the effects of Dementia on October 10, 2017.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mable (Simants) Konruff; her 4 brothers, Gerald Konruff, Earl Konruff, Tom Konruff, and Donald Konruff.
She is survived by her sons, David Lee Greiner of North Platte, Russell Glenn and Kathy Greiner, Dothan, AL, and James Michael and Susan Greiner, Huntsville, AL. 7 grandchildren, Jacob Greiner and wife Porcha, Starla Greiner, Kaitlyn Greiner, Michel Greiner, Dustin Benton, Katrina Loff and Kalin Loff. As was our mother’s wish she was cremated and her cremated remains will be inurned later at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens in North Platte with her parents and will be announced when scheduled.
Kyla Renae Pierson Smith, 31, of Des Moines, IA, formerly of North Platte, passed away October 12, 2017. She was born Nov. 15, 1985 to Wade and Tami (Smith) Pierson at Grand Island, NE.
She graduated from Iowa City High School in Urbandale, Iowa. She worked in health care and was also a teacher’s aide.
She is survived by her parents, Wade and Tami of Hartford, WI; her daughter, Kaylee Ray; grandparents, Ray and Darlene Pierson and Tressie Smith; great grandmother, Jean McKnight; two step-daughters, Katie and Haley Branchcomb; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Raymond Smith, Sharon Dixon and Rogene Pierson Adams.
Memorials are suggested to Kyla’s daughter, Kaylee Ray, to further her education. Online condolences may be shared atwww.carpentermemorial.com.
Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with Vicar Jay Welsh officiating. Family will be receiving friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of arrangements.
Delores “Joan” (Brassier) Milligan, 88, of North Platte passed away October 15, 2017 at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte, Nebraska.
Joan was born July 13, 1929 on a farm eight miles east of Ansley to Leonard and Alice (Louder) Brassier. She attended school in Westerville, Ansley, and was a 1946 graduate of Broken Bow High School. Upon graduation Joan received formal training to become a teacher after it was decided as a family to no longer farm. Joan taught country school for one year at Dutchman Valley and one year at Hannah Corners.
In 1949 Joan met George “Jock” Milligan who was a widower with four children: Shirley, Ron, Bill, and Mike that were all under the age of eight. On June 11, 1949 in Hebron, Nebraska Joan and Jock were married and in 1951 and 1957 the addition of two daughters, Diana and Cindy were born into the family.
Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Leonard and Alice (Louder) Brassier; husband, George “Jock” Milligan; son, Michael George Milligan; sisters, Rose Etta Glover, Alice LaVonne Dimmitt, and Caroline Darlene MacIntosh; and best friend, Evelyn Ady.
Survivors include her five children, Shirley (Dan) Straub of Sharpsville, Indiana, Ron (Devra) Milligan of Delta Junction, Alaska, Bill (Cindy) Milligan of Topeka, Kansas, Diana Pugsley (Randy), and Cindy (Phil) Thalken of North Platte, Nebraska; sisters, Lola Jean Coleman of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and Veletta Elaine Olson of Anselmo, Nebraska; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the North Platte Animal Shelter in North Platte, Nebraska or Feeding America as both were dear to her heart. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens with Chaplain Gary Smith officiating. Visitation will be noon – 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Robert “Bob” Lee Brown, 78, of Palisade, passed away October 12, 2017 at Cozad Care Center. Bob was born on November 5, 1938 in Imperial, Nebraska to Walter E. and Naomi Reynolds Brown. He was one of five children. He attended school at Chase County and graduated from Chase County High School in 1956. He served proudly in the United States Air Force, signing up in 1960, being stationed at Illinois, Japan and Viet-Nam and then Montana before being honorably discharged from active service in 1963. He returned home to Champion Nebraska. On June 6, 1965 he married Linda S. (North) Brown. After living in the Chase County area, they eventually moved to McCook where they were blessed with two daughters. After living in McCook, they settled in Palisade where they remained.
Bob worked at L & L Plumbing and Heating for many years, doing HVAC work and helping anyone who needed anything. From wiring, plumbing and construction he helped many people, even after hours and on weekends. He seldom refused anyone. As a child living on the farm Bob belonged to 4H and liked to fish. As an adult he still fished, had a few animals until they moved into town. Even though the family had spread out, they still liked to gather when they could for good times. After retiring Bob loved to play horseshoes, traveling in the area to just about any horseshoe tournament. He volunteered at the Sale Barn Cafe in McCook and the Palisade Cafe where he cooked. At Palisade every summer for their annual Pioneer Days event, Bob liked to host a horseshoe tournament with anyone who would join. He collected horseshoe trophies, ball caps and pens. After Linda’s passing in 2003, Bob wandered a bit, loving to get in the car and just drive.
Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Linda; a son, Robert Jr; his brothers, Kenneth Brown and Earl Brown; his parents-in-law; one sister-in-law; three brothers-in-law and two special canine friends.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Connie (Greg) Lawless of Osborn, KS; Veronica (Mike) Sederlin of North Platte; brother, Gilbert (Joyce) Brown of Beaumont, Tx.; sister, Wilma Austin of Imperial; two grandsons; four granddaughters; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
A memorial has been established in his name. Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com. Services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 17th at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with Gary Smith officiating. Burial to follow at Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm on Monday, October 16, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of arrangements.
Brett was born December 8, 1970 in North Platte, Nebraska to Jerry and Georgia (French) Little. He graduated from North Platte High School in May of 1989 and enlisted in the Army Reserves in the fall of 1989 where he remained active until his passing. He served a tour in Germany, was mobilized for Iraqi Freedom, and one tour in Kuwait during this time.
Brett graduated from the University of Nebraska Kearney, where he was a member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity, in 1998 with a degree in Physical Education. While in college he worked for Weigand Security Company in Kearney, Nebraska. He later became the owner of the company and expanded it to include a branch in North Platte.
Besides serving his country, Brett also loved wrestling, playing softball and spending time with his children which included supporting Macie and Jordan in their various sports and activities. He coached youth wrestling and especially enjoyed coaching his son Jordan. He was an avid Husker fan and loyal Miami Dolphins fan.
He is survived by his four children, Macie and Jordan of Kearney, Lawsen and Ian, of St. Paul; his parents, Jerry and Georgia Little of North Platte; siblings Jerri Phillips and her husband Matt, Denise Flanders and her husband Jim, Melody Miller and her husband Jim, John Little and his wife Natalee, sister Nadine Florea, all of North Platte; 36 nieces and nephews, 14 great nieces and nephews; and special friend Michelle (Niemack) Choplin of Shelton and her two daughters.
Walter D. Miller, 82, of Sutherland, passed away October 8, 2017 at Great Plains Health. He was born on June 3, 1935, to Gervin H. and Elizabeth J. (Opp) Miller in Scotia, Nebraska. He attended school in Belgrade, Nebraska. He joined the Marines in 1954 and while he was in California, he met the love of his life, Darlene Guntle and they were united in marriage on May 19, 1956. While in the Marines he drove amphibious vehicles and spent time in Korea. He was honorably discharged from the Marines in 1962. Walter and his family returned to Belgrade, NE and farmed for a few years. He farmed, trucked, worked construction, had his own construction business and lived in many towns. He was a crane operator for his last years before retirement. In 2000 he and Darlene moved to Sutherland to work on the power plant and have lived there since. Walter will be remembered as a very quiet man who loved bowling, fishing, hunting, boating, coin collecting and the Huskers. Spending time with his family was very important to him.
Walter is survived by his wife of 61 years, Darlene of Sutherland; sons, Randy (Dian) Miller of Rockville, Ne., Ron (Tina) Miller of Ravenna, Ne. and Roger Miller of Ravenna, Ne.; seven grandsons; one granddaughter; one great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews and two special canine friends, Sandy and Buddy; sisters, Beverly Landers of Loup City, Mary Hlavinka of Denver and Sandy Hart of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Betty Lou Dew; a brother, Gervin “Sonny” Miller; daughter-in-law, Angela D. Miller and a grandson, Bradley Jo Miller.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 16, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with Pastor Vaughn Fahrenbruck officiating. Burial to follow at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon – 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 15 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. A memorial has been established in his name. Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of arrangements.
Mary Ann Mintle, 78, passed from this life Sept. 24, 2017, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born during a blizzard on June 25, 1939, in Mullen to Claude Alfred and Mary Elizabeth (Adkins) Florea.
She grew up on a ranch south of Thedford and graduated from Thomas County High School on May 15, 1957, the last graduating class to receive a teaching certificate.
After graduation, she taught school at Woodlake, northeast of Thedford, and at a rural school near Chambers. Mary Ann attended Kearney State Teachers College, after which she worked in Lincoln for an insurance company, as well as at the capitol.
She was offered the “champagne lady” position for the Lawrence Welk Show, but turned it down to marry her husband, Jim.
In June 1961, she married the Rev. James Lewis Mintle and began her life in a ministry that lasted nearly 45 years. To this union seven children were born, Mary Darlene, Rose Ann, Joanna Louis, James L., Sylvia Elizabeth, Velma Carlene and George Alfred Mintle.
Jim and Mary Ann enjoyed ministering at many churches including Cedar Creek, O’Neil, Mullen, Taline Union, Elsmere, Brewster and Thedford. In spring 1970, they settled at their ranch near Thedford.
One of the highlights of her life was singing together as a family, and she took great pride in teaching her children to sing and blend together as a group. Mary Ann had various jobs to help support their large family, including selling Avon, working in the school cafeteria and running the Cactus Cafe restaurant.
She was jovial, loved making people happy and had a ready smile for everyone. She loved her position as rural mail carrier west and south of Thedford, and north and south of Seneca. She enjoyed the families on her route and looked forward to delivering special packages to their children, especially during holidays.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Claude and Mary Florea; brothers, Donald Eugene and George Alfred Florea; two sisters, Naomi Della Florea and Cornelia Jean (Florea) Shears; husband, the Rev. James Lewis Mintle; mother-in-law and father-in-law, George and Velma Mintle; brother-in-law, Gary Mintle; and nieces, nephews and friends.
Mary Ann is survived by her sisters, Sylvia Rose (Florea) Miles of O’Neil, Hazel Colleen (Florea) Smith of Geneva and Laura Belle (Florea) Ramirez of Loveland, Colorado; children, Mary of Kearney, Rose (Jerry) Mull of Brady, Joanna (Matthew) Montgomery of Clarkston, Michigan, James (Shari) Mintle of North Platte, Sylvia Mintel of Thedford, Velma (Allen) Ewoldt of Thedford and George (Trina) Mintle of Thedford; 18 grandchildren, Cody Allen Hackney, Jerry Logan Mull, Kyle Lewis Mull, Courtney Marie (Drew) Feeney, Angela Kay (Larry) Blackstone, Jason Lee (Kelly) Mull, Giavanna Isabella Montgomery, Allissandria Sophia Montgomery, Jerilyn Christine Montgomery, Jesse Wayne Montgomery, Natilee Rose Mintle, Mavrick James Mintle, Danya Marie Mintle, Caitlin Elizabeth Mintle, Connor Michael Burns, Frank Chandler Burns, Derek James Mintle and Brenton Duane Mintle; six great-grandchildren, April Mull, Rileigh Mull, Dillon Mull, Larry Dwayne Jr. Blackstone, Beau Alexander Blackstone and Adeline Amber Feeney; dear friend, Robert Burns; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Mary Ann Mintle Memorial Fund, c/o 38912 Hwy 2, Thedford, NE 69166.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Bethel Assembly of God Church, Thedford. Burial will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Arnold and Mullen Funeral Homes are in charge of arrangements.
Walter D. Miller, 82, of Sutherland, died Oct. 8, 2017, at Great Plains Health. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors. Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. A memorial has been established. Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.