Frank E. Speck, age 79 of North Platte, died December 13, 2017 at Great Plains Health. Services will be 10:00 am Monday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com
Colleen M. Brackett, 73, of North Platte, formerly of McCook, passed away Dec. 11, 2017 surrounded by her family at Great Plains Health in North Platte. Colleen was born February 1, 1944, as a twin, to James “Jim” and Wynona (Eifert) O’Brien at McCook. Colleen and her twin sister Kathleen O’Brien were raised in McCook.
Colleen is preceded in death by her parents, James and Wynona O’Brien. She is survived by her sister, Kathleen O’Brien; former husband, Ron Hart of Julelsburg Co; her children. Scott (Heidi) Hart of North Platte, Sheila Wymer of Abilene TX, Suzy (Sam) Mueller of McCook, NE, and Stephanie (Gary) Rodgers of Arcade, NY; Grandchildren, Melissa Liesenfeld of Cheyenne, WY, Crystal West of McCook NE, Angela (Tyler) Richardson of United Kingdom, Derrick Sundell of Benkelman, NE, Sarah and Christopher Rodgers of Arcade, NY and Patricia (Josh) Boykin of Abilene, TX; Great Grandchildren, Tyler Amison, Thedrick Harpman and Levi Boykin.
Colleen dedicated her life to caring for her sister, Kathleen. Her family was the most important to Colleen she loved spending time with her grandchildren and lived for making adventures and memories with them. Colleen was the center of the family and spent every minute possible with them.
Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. A Celebration of Colleen’s life will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with Pastor Brett Terry officiating. Those wishing to sign Colleen’s memorial book may do so from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday prior to services. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of arrangements.
Robert Glen Crosier, age 93 of St. Edward, NE, formerly of North Platte, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward, NE.
Bob, the youngest of five children, was born February 24, 1924 on the family farm in St. Edward, NE to Jay Andrew and Ellen Louise (Dorr) Crosier. He was baptized at the St. Edward Presbyterian Church. He attended school through the 8th grade at Mount Pleasant District 47 School and graduated from St. Edward Public School with the class of 1941. After graduation he worked on the family farm and in March 1951 was united in marriage to Georgia Adkins. Together they raised 7 children. Bob and his family moved to Waukegan, IL and there he operated a service station with his brother, Milton “Herb”. The couple lived in various cities in Nebraska and Colorado before returning to St. Edward and opening Crosier Service Station with his oldest brother, Lysle. In 1974 Bob and Georgia moved to North Platte, NE, where they resided for over 40 years. He worked for the North Platte Housing Authority and Wal-Mart until his retirement. In October of 2017 he moved to Cloverlodge Care Center in St. Edward, NE. “Uncle Glen”, as he was known to many, will be remembered for his quiet manner and wonderful sense of humor.
Bob is survived by 6 children, Diana Klassen of St. Edward, NE, Phyllis (Mick) Case of El Mirage, AZ, Cathy (Kate) Schumacher of North Platte, NE, Pamela (Dean) Miller of St. Edward, NE, Larry (Heather) Crosier and Kevin Crosier all of North Platte, NE.; many nieces, nephews, and friends; and was the proud grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather of 29.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 47 years, Georgia; son Daran; grandson Patrick; grandson-in-law David Callendar; granddaughter Jessica (Case) Hammond; son-in-law Duane Klassen; brothers, Lysle, Donald, and Milton; and sister, Vivian.
Cecil Clayton Hill II, 69, passed away Dec. 10, 2017, while in the extraordinary care of Riverside hospital in Newport News, Virginia.
Known as Clayton by his friends, he was adored by his wife and best friend, Raquelle. He loved his children, Jessica and Nathan; grandchildren, Becca, Ashleigh, Vickie and Paxton; and great-grandson, Gabriel. He is also survived by his sister, Marilyn (Jeff) Gower.
After 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a surface line officer, Clayton returned to his degree field and first career love of theater set design. He did stage design, directed and acted in the Peninsula Community Theater, the Poquoson Island Players and Williamsburg Players. He played guitar, wrote and performed music, and loved literature and good grammar.
Clayton was an honorable man. He lived life always doing the right thing, the decent thing. Serving his country and his Navy crewmen was always more important than politics and getting ahead. He applied those beliefs of service along with gratitude for the blessings he had.
Clayton was piped ashore at Riverside Regional Medical Center on Dec 10, 2017. Fair winds and following seas with our love.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association, WHRO or National Public Radio. Online condolences may be shared at Berceusefuneralhome.com.
Services will be private and his ashes will be scattered at a later date. Berceuse Funeral and Cremation Traditions, Hampton, Virginia, is in charge of arrangements.
Richard James Ingerle was born on Feb. 3, 1931, in Lincoln, the son of Louis V. and Jean M. (Kellenbarger) Ingerle. He grew up in Elba, where he received his education at Elba Public School and was a 1949 graduate of Elba High School.
He enlisted in the United States Air Force on Sept. 11, 1950. He was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, Washington, where he served as a radar gunner on B36 bombers. He was discharged on Sept. 10, 1954. He then attended Gonzaga University in Spokane from 1954-55.
He returned to Elba, where he worked in the family gravel business.
He was united in marriage to Coleen D. Piper on Oct. 25, 1963. He returned to continue his education from 1963-65, attending Kearney State College. Dick then taught music in Wallace, Sutherland and Elba schools.
In 1979, he started Tri-County Sand and Gravel in Elba, along with other members of the Ingerle family.
From 1987-96, he taught industrial technology at University of Nebraska at Kearney, and he also developed and ran the mine safety training program for the state of Nebraska.
Dick was a member of the Elba United Methodist Church, Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul and the Elks. He had served as the chairman of the Housing Authority in Elba, was president of the Musicians Union in Grand Island from 1963-65 and played the sax and clarinet with 32 different bands.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Amanda Mewis.
Dick is survived by his wife, Coleen D. of Elba; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey (Vickie) Ingerle of Cheyenne, Wyoming; daughter and son-in-law, Debra (Randy) Mewis of Kearney; grandchildren, Cary Ingerle, Robert Ingerle and Ashley Ingerle, all of Cheyenne, Nikona and Jon Crocker of Kearney; two great-grandchildren, Jac and Charlie Crocker of Kearney; brother and sister-in-law, Allen (Edna) Ingerle of Elba; sister, Carol Maxwell of Challis, Idaho; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Elba EMTs or Elba United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at petersfuneralhome.net.
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at Peters Funeral Home, St. Paul, with the Rev. Mike Anderson and Pastor Cheryl Anderson officiating. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors. Peters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Phillip M. Contreras, age 91, of North Platte, died December 12, 2017 in Kearney. Services are pending at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.
Billie was born in David City, NE, on May 11, 1926, the third of seven children to Roy and Blanche (Whitmore) Powell. She grew up in David City and graduated from high school in 1944. Billie went to work as a Station Helper for the Union Pacific Railroad then moved to North Platte where she worked at St. Mary’s Hospital.
On January 17, 1948, Billie was united in marriage to Robert L. Guilliaume in North Platte where they made their home. They had six children and were married for 64 years when Bob passed away in 2012.
Billie was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and the Alter Society. She was also a member of P.R. Halligan Post #163 American Legion Auxiliary and a volunteer with R.S.V.P.
She is survived by her children, Robert, Jr. (Roberta) Guilliaume, of Northglenn, CO, Ron Guilliaume, of North Platte, Thomas (Terri) Guilliaume, of Haskell, OK, Shellie (Pat) Heath, of Gering, NE, and Connie Guilliaume, of Lincoln, NE; seven grandchildren, Joe, Jeremy, Melissa, Amy, Kristen, Holly and Cody; 11 great-grandchildren, Katelin, Jordan, Peyton, Kaylee, Aaron, Marcus, Mason, Gunnar, Claira, Aven and Evelyn; sister-in-law, Betty Powell, of David City; as well as several nieces, nephews, other family and her friends.
Along with her husband, Bob, Sr., Billie was preceded in death by their infant son, Joseph; her parents, Roy and Blanche Powell; brothers, Dean and David Powell; her baby sister, Veronica Powell; and sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Charlie Hitch, Evelyn and Bob Grubaugh and Dorothy and Harry Hubbell.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with Celebrant Father Josh Brown. Burial will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Rosary Service will be 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore and before services at the church. Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com. Memorials are suggested to the church. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.
Robert S. Inlow, 61, of North Platte passed away on December 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. He was born on April 8, 1956 in North Platte to Gary E. and Joanne (Piper) Inlow.
He was preceded in death by his father Gary; grandparents, Stuart & Frances Piper; brother, Joseph; uncles, Wayne and Tom Piper; aunt, Eileen Simon; and a cousin Teresa Slack. He is survived by his son, Gary; daughter, Tina; mother, Joanne Bollish; brother, Jeffrey; sister, Lisa (Bollish) Cordonier; uncle, Don (Gloria) Piper; and aunt, Kathy Slack.
Cremation was chosen. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with the Reverend Mark Seiker as celebrant.
Inurnment will follow the service at the Wellfleet Cemetery.
Dale was born on May 14, 1930, south of Farnam to Wilbur and Emma (Klein) Darnall. The family moved to Eustis in 1937, where Dale attended school and graduated with the class of 1948. At the age of 13, Dale went to work at the Eustis Mercantile Co.’s Ford Garage.
On Dec. 3, 1948, Dale married Janice Jenkins. In 1963, he purchased John Wolf’s share of the K.W. Motor Co., joining Elmer Ballheim in the business. Dale’s youngest son, Jay, purchased Elmer’s share of the business in 1983, and it was renamed D.J. Motors.
Dale was an active member in his community. He served as a volunteer for Eustis Fire and Rescue for more than 65 years. Through the years, he was involved with Scouting as the Cub Scout master and was a member of the Eustis School Board, Town Board and Eustis Methodist Church. Dale loved to travel and along with his wife, Janice, visited every town in Nebraska. Dale also enjoyed spending summer weekends at Plum Creek Reservoir, fishing and boating with his family.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Bill, Glen and Clark.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Janice; children, Rick (Nancy) of Irvine, California, Gary (Kathy) of New Berlin, Wisconsin, Bryan (Deb) of Eustis, Brenda (Gary) Davis of Farnam and Jay (Rita) of Eustis; sister, Bonnie (Nicholas) Casper of Lexington; two sisters-in-law, Norma Darnall of Farnam and Jean Darnall of Glasco, Kansas; 14 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Eustis Fire Department or Eustis Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Services will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11, at the United Methodist Church in Eustis with Pastor Neil Kloppenborg officiating. Burial will follow at East Cemetery. Visitation with family present will be from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10, at the United Methodist Church in Eustis. Berryman Funeral Home, Cozad, is in charge of arrangements.
Don E. Seifert, age 74 of North Platte, passed away December 10, 2017 at his home. He was born July 16, 1943 at Loup City, NE to Arthur E. and Dolly L. (Fletcher) Seifert. He graduated from Benson High School in Omaha and later hired out on the UPRR in Omaha and transferred to North Platte in 1970. He retired after 45 years of service. Don was an avid hunter and fisherman. His love for outdoors also led him to scuba dive, and race motorcycles on the dirt and ice.
Survivors include his children; Ken (Deb) Seifert of Kearney, Jerry (Gina) Pennington of Richmond, TX, and Lori Post of Greer, SC, sister; Barb Seifert of Omaha, granddaughters; Alicia Hixon, Kelsey Seifert, Danette Ditch, and Spring Lanfried, cousin; Terry Fletcher of North Platte, whom the family would like to thank for the care and attention he gave Don over the years, many, many, cousins, and his furry companion, Gloria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and grandparents, Ralph and Barbara Fletcher.
Don requested no services but think of him on your next fishing trip. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Great Plains Hospice. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of arrangements.