Pamela Sue Anderson, 36, of North Platte lost her two year battle with cancer on May 13, 2016 at Great Plains Health. She was born August 21, 1979 to Susan (Spulak) and David Machacek at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Norfolk, NE. She was the oldest of six children. Pamela attended Washington Elementary, Adams Middle School and North Platte High School. At the age of 16 she received her GED and became employed at McDonalds. Pamela married Chad Brinker in May of 2000. To that union a daughter was born. On March 16, 2012, she was united in marriage to Travis Anderson and they made their home in North Platte. She attended Mid-Plains Community College and earned a degree as a Medical Lab Tech in May of 2014. She was employed at Flying J, Walmart & Village Inn. Pamela loved to scrapbook and spend time with her daughter, friends and family. She is survived by her husband, Travis; her daughter, Autumn Brinker both of North Platte; her parents, David and Susan Machacek of Sutherland; her step daughter, Arianna Sharp of North Platte; siblings, Matthew (Naomi) Machacek of Westminster, CO, Laura (T.J.) Hagert, Mark Machacek, Luke (Jennifer) Machacek and Jonathan Machacek all of North Platte; and many aunt, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Louis and Mary Ann Spulak and Emil and Gladys Machacek; an aunt, Colleen Keenan; and a nephew, Louis Emil Machacek. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. A memorial has been established in her memory. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Church of Christ, 700 S. Willow, with Pastor Harold Rhea officiating. Burial will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 & family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Merlon Robert ‘Skip’ Koch, age 85, of North Platte, NE, passed away at home on Friday, May 13, 2016.
Skip was born at home in Hershey, NE, on March 13, 1931, to Frank Jacob and Emma ‘Hazel’ Barnett Koch. Skip grew up on the family farm southwest of Hershey and graduated from Sutherland High School. In 1954 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served overseas.
In November 1954 Skip married Mary Ann Morton in North Platte and by 1955 they were living in Germany where their boys were born. Following his discharge, the family returned to the family farm outside Hershey. Skip farmed with his dad for several years before going to work at Nebraska Machinery for a while. He later worked for the Pawnee Springs Ranch, Apple Computers where he sold computers, and for Region 13 Health Services as an accountant until he retired.
Skip moved to Montana for several years to live with his son, Rusty, before returning to North Platte. He was a member of the Hershey United Methodist Church and P.R. Halligan Post #163 American Legion.
Survivors include his sons, Rusty (Lori) Koch, of Seymour, MO, and Bob (Karen) Koch, of Hershey and their mother, Mary Ann, of North Platte; his special Montana friend, Edith Wark; four grandchildren, Kip Koch, Travis (Kara) Koch, Traci (Brad) Coonts and Morgan (Kris) Talbott; eight great-grandchildren, Caleb, Allison, David, Alexa, Devin, Ellie, Desiree and Robbie; a brother, Stuart Koch, of North Platte; sisters, Shirley Brownfield, of Hershey, Frances Jorgenson, of Denver, CO, Ruth (Bob) Brown, of North Platte; sister-in-law, Mae Koch, of Hershey; and many nieces, nephews and other family.
Skip was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Hazel; brother, Wayne Koch; sister, Margaret Ramsey Parker; and brothers-in-law, Bill Brownfield and Dave Jorgenson.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2016, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Job Vigil officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Lamont Cemetery in Hershey. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore which is in charge of arrangements.
Alta Z. (Weber) Teeters-Johnson, 99, of Alliance, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord May 13, 2016, at 6 p.m. at Community Care Center in Alliance, Ohio.
Born on March 2, 1917, in Gandy to Samuel and Ada (Rogers) Weber, she lived in the Alliance, Ohio, area most of her life.
Alta was member of Beechwood United Methodist Church.
Alta was a homemaker and held various positions at several businesses, including the former Johnson’s Market in Alliance, Ohio.
She was a member and former president of the Beechwood Pioneers, former member and secretary of the Homeworth Art Club and treasurer of United Methodist Women’s Circle.
Alta enjoyed gardening, painting, cooking and especially baking pies. She also loved volunteering at church functions.
Alta’s family would like to thank all those who lovingly cared for her at Community Care Center.
Preceding her in death were her first husband, Arthur E. Teeters, Sr.; second husband, Chester A. Johnson; daughter, Wanda Jean Stuckey; father, Samuel Frederick Weber; mother, Ada Myrtle Weber; two grandchildren; four sisters; five brothers; and two sons-in-law.
Her memory will be cherished by three children, Wilda Kirk, of Alliance, Ohio, Barbara (Virgil) Holdren of Alliance, Ohio, Arthur (Edna) Teeters of Alliance, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Emma Wilson, of Newburg, Oregon; several nieces and nephews, and a host of dear friends.
Memorials are suggested to Beechwood United Methodist Church, 3450 Beechwood Avenue Alliance, OH 44601. Online condolences may be shared at sharerfuneralhome.com.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at Beechwood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Miller officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Park. Visitation with family receiving friends will be from 10-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, at Beechwood United Methodist Church.
The Sharer-StirlingSkivolocke Funeral Home, Alliance, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Elizabeth Molloy, age 93, of Hershey, NE, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Mary was born on the farm near Curtis, NE on January 18, 1923, to Frank F. and Anna Katie Bollner Thompson. She grew up on the farm and attended country school and then resided with her aunt, Elisabeth Cumming, while attending Cambridge High School, graduating in 1941. Mary then attended McCook Junior College and received her Associate Degree. She majored in nursing and was involved in half-court basketball, volleyball, archery and badminton. During college she worked by cleaning the lab and outlining books.
After college she worked at the Indianola, NE, Prisoner of War Camp during World War II. Mary was hired primarily to answer the phone but soon found herself taking dictation and transcribing. Later she became a Post Exchange Clerk. One of her duties was to get cigarettes, beer, pop, candy bars, plus sundries for pick-up to the side camps. German prisoners were brought to Indianola by train and then marched the mile north from town to camp after dark. She would watch or listen to the huge number of German soldiers swish, swishing as they marched the Goose Step on the gravel road. Nearly every day girls from other offices on camp would come to the PX during their lunch hour and dance the Jitterbug to the tunes on the jukebox. Sometimes during their lunch hour they would walk around the whole camp. Many times they would talk to the GI’s and watch them play ball. The camp closed briefly in June of 1944. In July it reopened and when she reapplied she met her future husband, Joseph Michael Molloy, Jr., guarding the main gate.
Mary and Joseph were married on November 2, 1944. Two daughters were born to this union, Ann Elizabeth and Betty Jo. They resided in Chicago, IL, and then returned to Nebraska.
Mary and the girls continued the tradition of living with Aunt Beth while the girls attended Cambridge Public Schools, returning to the family farm each summer. During this time Mary worked as a nurses aid at Republican Valley Hospital and then in the school cafeteria until the girls were through school. She then returned to the family farm to help her brother William F. Thompson in 1968. She and Bill built a new home in Hershey, NE, in 1985, where she has resided since.
Mary was a 60-plus year member of the Curtis United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crafting, sewing, quilting, needle work, cooking, gardening, canning, and feeding and watching the birds. She especially loved the six dogs she had over the years. She was an independent woman who was still mowing her lawn at 91 years of age.
She is survived by her two daughters, Ann Beatty, of Hershey and Betty Jo (James) Peterman, of Big Springs, NE; three grandchildren, Lindsey (Jesse) Pouillon, of Bend, OR, Allison (Travis) Wilkinson, of Omaha, NE, and David (Tara) Peterman, of McCook, NE; four great-grandchildren, Faith, Casey, Cooper and Gwendalynn Wilkinson. Another great grandbaby Pouillon is expected in October); step grandchildren, Katherine Reed, of Grand Island, NE and Steven Beatty, of Colorado; step great-granddaughter, Stephanie Gilmore, of North Platte; four step great great-grandsons, Jarison, Drue and Lathan Huntsman and Adrian Gilmore; and other family.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Anna Thompson; brother, William F. Thompson; and son-in-law, Evan Beatty.
Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Chaplain Gary Smith officiating. Burial will be at noon in the Curtis Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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 Hershey United Methodist Church, Curtis United Methodist Church or Hershey Volunteer Fire Department.
Richard Alan McHose, Sr., age 71, of North Platte, NE, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, May 14, 2016.
Rick was born February 27, 1945, to Robert Edwin, Sr. and Helen Irene Potteiger McHose in West Reading, PA. He grew up in Berks County, PA until the family relocated to Dauphin, PA when Rick was 11. He graduated in 1963 from Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg, PA.
In 1965 Rick joined the 193rd Special Operations Group of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard and served until he retired in 1994. Following his retirement, Rick worked for the Central Pennsylvania Blood Bank for eight years then retired in 2003.
On June 24, 1967, Rick was united in marriage to Mary Louise Klahr at Reading, PA and they lived in Middletown, PA for six months until settling in Elizabethtown, PA. In 2006 Rick and Mary moved to North Platte where they attended and supported the Berean Church.
Rick was a lifetime member of the 193rd S.O.W. as well as a member of the National Rifle Association and P.R. Halligan Post #163 American Legion. He was an avid gun collector and liked to hunt before he got married. Rick always enjoyed fishing but after moving to Nebraska, he really enjoyed fishing!
He is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, Mary, of North Platte; son, Richard, Jr. ‘Rick’ (Shawnaa) McHose, of Spokane, WA; daughter, Nancy (Ryan) Hershey, of Frederick, MD; four grandchildren, Ryan McHose, Ashlee McHose, Chase Hershey and Aidan Hershey; brothers, Robert, Jr. (Susan) McHose, of Harrisburg, PA, and Terence McHose, of Halifax, VA; brothers-in-law, Howard Klahr, of North Platte, Robert (Carol) Klahr, of Elk Grove, CA, James Klahr (Anthony Tuchscher), of New Brighton, MN and Terry (Vickie) Klahr, of Council Bluffs, IA; and several nieces, nephews and other family.
Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Robert, Sr. and Helen; sister, Nancy Klahr; his brother, William; and in-law, Abraham Klahr and Esther Klahr Shaw.
Funeral Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016, at the North Platte Berean Church with Pastor John Stone officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may also be shared at odeanchapel.com. In lieu of flowers memorials are to the Wounded Warrior Project or Samaritan’s Purse.
Carroll Eugene Wilson, age 102, of North Platte passed away Friday, May 13, 2016 at Centennial Park Retirement Village. He was born November 11, 1913 in Trumbull, Nebraska. He was the second son of Chandler & Laura (Gillaspie) Wilson. The family moved to North Platte in 1917 when Chandler took a job on the Union Pacific Railroad.
Carroll’s mother called him “Hap” and taught him to do what he could to be happy and a help to the community. The name and lesson stuck for life.
Carroll graduated in1931 from NPHS (his was the first class in “new”, now demolished high school building). He enrolled in math/engineering program at UNL. After 20 hours of classes, he changed to business on advice of the Dean of Teachers College. He worked various jobs to afford tuition, including dinners for food, the YMCA for housing and Wadlow Mortuary. Carroll joined DeMolay fraternity (now part of Phi Gamma Delta) and attended St. Paul Methodist Church, where he became president of the campus Methodist Council. He graduated in 1937 with a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration.
Carroll served in the Navy from October 1942 to October 1945 including aboard PC1186 as Chief Pharmacist First Class on Atlantic and Pacific convoy duty. His 2 year enlistment came up while he was at sea. His commander told him that unless he could swim to shore his enlistment was extended for the duration. He received the Personal Navy Command Citation when the hospital he was assigned to in Panama was bombed. He was mustered out 1945 and returned to NP.
Carroll returned to job his old job with Cotterell and Rasmussen insurance where he ran office after the deaths of both principles. In 1954 he took a job offer with First National Bank eventually in their installment loan department. At the time he started the bank had a maximum loan limit of $500. A family friend needed a combine and Carroll convinced the bank to make the loan, the biggest at that time so raising the loan limit. Carroll worked there through 1979.
On Christmas day 1945 he married Inez Fenstermacher, originally of Sargent, Nebraska.
Carroll was past Master of the Masonic Lodge; Secretary/Treasurer of the Masonic Temple Craft; past Patron of Eastern Star; President of the American Heart Association in 1992; County Chairman of American Red Cross; life member of D.A.V., Optimist Club and Phi Gamma Delta. He was Post Adjutant of VFW, a charter member and Sheriff of Buffalo Bill Westerners, hospice volunteer, State Chairman for Easter Seals and was on the advisory board for RSVP.
He was involved in all levels of Boy Scouts starting at age 12. He met James West, the first Chief Scout Executive, who encouraged him to “get on the ball, kid”. He organized Troop 287 at the North Platte Police department by the water tower to give local youth something to do to stay out of trouble. He earned the Silver Eagle in 1937 and was awarded the Silver Beaver in 1964.
He received his commission as Admiral in the Nebraska Navy in 2013 and the Service to Mankind Awarded from Sertoma Club in 1983.
Survivors include two children, Robert and Kathleen both of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife.
A Memorial has been established in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Douglas Delp officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery near Callaway, NE. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Henry A “Hank” Newland, age 85, of North Platte, NE, passed away Friday, May 13, 2016, at Linden Court in North Platte.
Hank was born July 10, 1930, to Henry Wincen and Isabel Fern Mann Newland at Springview, NE. He grew up near Sparks, NE and attended country schools.
On September 25, 1950, Hank was united in marriage to Frances Anne Richardson at Springview. They lived in Winner, SD for a short time while Hank worked for Wilson Transport. He then served in the U.S. Army as a combat infantry man with the 2nd Infantry Division during the Korean Conflict.
Following his discharge Hank and Frances moved to the Sparks and Springview area where they ranched for several years. In 1962 they moved to Valentine, NE where Hank was employed by Valentine Motor Lines and did upholstery work.
By 1979 they settled in North Platte and Hank went to work for the City of North Platte, working at the cemetery and later the Parks Department, from which he retired. After retiring he worked at El Rancho Lawn Ornaments with his daughter, June, and took up woodcarving as a hobby.
Hank was a member of the V.F.W.
He is survived by his children, Douglas (Beth) Newland and Joanne (David) Nelsen, of Valentine, Duane (Susie) Newland, of Lincoln, NE, and June (Richard) Shaw, of North Platte; nine grandchildren, Matthew (Olesia) Newland, Jeffrey (Sheila) Newland, Brian (Nina) Newland, Brandon (Rita) Newland, Brent (Jessica) Newland, Bethany (Rourke) Springer, Ben (Tiffany) Nelsen, Annie (Sam) Bailey and Megan (Dean) Richey; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Survivors also include his brothers, Glen (Marla) Newland and Wilbur Newland, of Ravenna, NE; sisters, Inez Richardson, of Corydon, IA, and Letha Bartlett, of Alda, NE; brothers-in-law, Dick Osburn, of Cairo, NE, and Tom (Mary) Richardson, of Hershey, NE; sisters-in-law, Emily (Dean) Bartlett, of David City, NE, Pauline Pilkington, of Springview and Barbara Richardson, of Lineville, IA; and many nieces, nephews and other family and his friends.
Hank was preceded in death by his wife, Frances; his parents, Henry and Isabel; a sister, Louise Osburn; sister-in-law, Betty and husband, Kenneth Harp; brothers-in-law, George ‘Butch’ Richardson, Leo Richardson, Gene Bartlett, Richard Pilkington and Hank Richardson; and father and mother-in-law, George and Emma Richardson; niece, Nancy Osburn Harbenberger; nephew, David Richardson;.
Funeral Service will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Chaplain Gary Smith officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore which is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may also be shared at odeanchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to North Platte Alzheimer’s Support Group.
Charlotte L. (Clark) Vaala, 80, of North Platte, former Goodland, Kansas resident died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at North Platte, Nebraska.
Charlotte Louise Clark was born in Goodland, Kansas on August 20, 1935 to Fern Amack Clark and Merrill Emery Clark. She had a brother, Bernard LeRoy Clark. When Charlotte was about five years old her mother left the family. As she was growing up, she lived with her father and stepmother, Elizabeth, and at times with her grandmother Amanda Clark and her Aunt Millie Ballentine.
Charlotte married Fred Stasser in August 1953. They were blessed with two sons, Fred Jr and Alan. They farmed northwest of Goodland. Charlotte and Fred’s marriage ended in 1986. Charlotte continued to live in Goodland and was employed by Social Rehabilitation Services. She met Roy Vaala and later married him on July 22, 1995. She then moved to Montevideo, MN with her husband Roy. After living there several years, they moved to North Platte, NE to be near Roy’s daughter Linda and family. Charlotte was employed as a sales associate at Herberger’s Clothing Store in North Platte.
Charlotte was preceded in death by her baby sister, Patty Jean Clark; her brother, Bernard Clark; a half-brother, Gary Clark; her mother, Fern Amack Grey; her father, Merrill Clark; stepmothers, Elizabeth Clark and Jewel Clark.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Vaala; a half-sister, Yvonne Clark; her children, Fred (Rachel) Stasser, Alan (Susan) Stasser, Janet (Jim) Smith, Ruth (Jim) Strong, Nancy Vaala, Susan Vaala, Linda (Scott) Dishman, Daniel (Tami) Vaala; granddaughters, Talia, Autumn, Lisha, Lindsey (Norman), Shandra (Joe), Tiffany (Jacob) Kristina, Margaret Jo, Mali, Melissa (Adam), Jenny (Brock), Angel (Melvin), Alyssa, Ana, Andrea (Cedrick); great granddaughters, Claire Charlotte, Natalie, Adriannah, Madeline, Ocean; grandsons, Pon, Pan, Adrian (Bridget); great grandsons, Kolin, Tyce, Kaleb, Elijah, Liam, Tevan, Kale, Eli, Payton, Ashtyn, Melvin Jr; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
The funeral will be Monday, May 16, 2016 at 10:30 AM MT, at Calvary Gospel Church in Goodland, with Pastor Randy Payne officiating. Burial will follow in the Goodland Cemetery. Friends may share their respects on Sunday, May 15, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland. Online condolences may be shared at www.koonsfuneralhome.com. Koons Funeral Home in Goodland, KS and Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte, NE are in charge of arrangements.
Pamela Sue Anderson, 36, of North Platte passed away May 13, 2016 at Great Plains Health. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. A memorial has been established in her memory. Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2016 at Church of Christ, 700 S. Willow, with Pastor Harold Rhea officiating. Burial will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Carroll Eugene Wilson, age 102 of North Platte, passed away Friday May 13, 2016 at Centennial Park Retirement Village. Services are pending at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home.