Katheryn E. Parish, 87, of North Platte, died Aug. 14, 2017, at Great Plains Health. Services are pending at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore.
Katherine (Frye) Dodson, 31, of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, passed away unexpectedly June 27, 2017, in Poland.
Katherine was born in Huntsville, Alabama, to Carolyn (Smith) and Jan Frye.
Katherine’s father was a career military officer, and Katherine greatly enjoyed being an “Army brat” and moving often, making new friends and seeing new parts of the world. She always looked forward to annual holiday visits to see her now deceased grandparents, Dolan and Pauline Frye, aunts, uncle and cousins in Chester. She moved with her family four times before entering elementary school in Great Britain. She also attended elementary schools in Virginia, Minnesota and Seoul, South Korea. In 2000, her family moved to Woodbridge, Virginia, where she attended Gar-Field High School, graduating with honors in 2004. She then attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating in 2008 with a double major in international studies and conflict resolution, with a minor in Spanish.
In 2007, Katherine and her husband, John, were blessed with the birth of their son, Holden, and in 2011, their daughter, Caroline, was born. Katherine was a wonderful, dedicated and caring mother and wife. She always ensured the children received a good education while enjoying their many outside activities and friends. She worked numerous hours as a volunteer at Fayetteville Academy in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
In 2011, Katherine became a military spouse upon her husband John joining the Army. She settled effortlessly into Army living and truly enjoyed life at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During John’s two combat tours in Afghanistan and a final unaccompanied tour in Korea, she provided loving care for the children for nearly three years by herself.
Katherine loved riding her bicycle, running, ice skating with Holden and Caroline, and walking her dog, Ranger. Her interests centered on international and political affairs, and she attended university studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, while in college. She served two consecutive summers as an intern in Arizona Senator John McCain’s office and was also selected for an internship with the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.
She is survived by her loving husband, John; adored children, Holden and Caroline; parents; brother, Andrew (fiancé Blanca); and other family members and friends far and wide who will miss her deeply.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a GoFundMe.com account under the title Honoring Katherine (Frye) Dodson.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the University of Nebraska, University Lutheran Chapel, 1510 Q St., Lincoln. Inurnment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.
Marion Belle Isom, 90, died Aug. 13, 2017, at Linden Court Nursing Home.
She was born in Seneca on Feb. 1, 1927, to Robert and Rena (Allen) Pearman. She grew up north of Seneca, where she attended a rural school until she attended high school in Mullen. She graduated in 1942 at the young age of 16. She obtained a special license to teach in a rural school north of Whitman upon graduating.
She attended college in Kearney and at Chadron State, receiving her bachelor’s degree from Chadron State College. She taught in Seneca and Mullen for the next 30 years prior to retiring.
On Feb. 18, 1950, she married her lifelong love, Paul Isom. Two sons were born to this union, Larry and Robb.
She enjoyed softball, bowling, reading, gardening and crossword puzzles, and she loved her beautiful Sandhills and spring wildflowers.
Marion was preceded in death by her husband Paul; parents; stepfather, Robert Neisius; brothers, Robert and Norman; sister-in-law, Betty; granddaughter, Amanda; and great-grandson.
She is survived by her two sons, Larry (Nancy) of Mullen and Robb (Peggy) of Las Vegas; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
Memorials are suggested to Nebraska Retired Teacher’s Association, Cedarview Cemetery, Mullen United Methodist Church or the Seneca Historical Society.
Services will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, at the United Methodist Church in Mullen. Burial will be at Cedarview Cemetery in Mullen. Visitation with the family greeting friends will be from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Mullen Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Andy J. Nielson, 91, of North Platte, died July 27, 2017, at North Platte Care Center. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 18, at First United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Bobby L. “Bob” Furse, 83, of Phoenix, formerly of Alma and North Platte, died Aug. 7, 2017, at his home. Services are pending at Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home, Alma.
Lois Ann Buchholz, 83, of Sutherland, passed away August 7, 2017. Family will be receiving family and friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday, August 18, 2017 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel with a private family inurnment at a later date. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com
Dennis Stephen Little, age 67 of North Platte, passed away Wednesday August 9, 2017 at Great Plains Health.
Dennis was born on May 14, 1950 in North Platte to Benjamin and Mable (Lindemuth) Little. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1968. He married Susan Grimes on December 29, 1968 in North Platte and the couple lived in Ogallala for a time before moving back to North Platte where he started on the Union Pacific Railroad on April 1, 1969 as a Carman. He ended his career as a Car Foreman in the Car Department, retiring in 2010. He enjoyed golfing, camping, fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle, and was an avid bowler, being on a league team for many years. Dennis loved his family and will be dearly missed.
Dennis is survived by his wife Susan of North Platte; children Stephen (fiancé Julie McClenahan) Little of Omaha, and Tracie (Todd) Barkley of North Platte; 8 grandchildren Elace (Anthony) Pontiero, Erica Little, Devin Hicks, Amanda (Clayton) Weems, Aaron Barkley, Kayla Barkley, Jennifer Barkley, and Jillian McClenahan; 7 great grandchildren Cecilia Pontiero, Malaya Madlock, Mariella Madlock, Baily Weems, Coye Weems, Kenzie Barkley, Karlee Barkley; siblings Jerry (Georgia) Little, Thelma Gilbert, Sylvia Barnett, Joe Little all of North Platte, and Byron Little of Lincoln; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family, and many friends..
He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Mable Little; parents-in-law Alfred and Devona Grimes; daughter-in-law Marla Little; and siblings John “Bud” “Boots” Little, Linda Hawkins, and Roy Little.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Gift of Hope Cancer Foundation, and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday August 14, 2017 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home with Chaplain Robin Storer officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from noon until 6:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Wyatt Dale Paulsen, of North Platte, infant son of Phillip and Sarah (Douglas) Paulsen was born and passed on August 5, 2017 at Great Plains Health. Cremation was chosen, private family inurnment will take place at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. There will be a memorial service at noon on Monday, August 14, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church with the Reverend Dr. Douglas Delp officiating. Memorials may be made in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bradley Dean Herrick, of North Platte, NE, died at Great Plains Health on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at the age of 45.
Brad was born June 3, 1972, to Jerry Norman and Lorraine Pearl (Hinton) Herrick in McCook, NE. He grew up in Wellfleet, NE, and graduated from Maywood High School in 1990. Brad then earned his Associate’s Degree from Mid-Plains Community College.
He enjoyed carpentry work and did building construction and remodeling. Brad had started Precision Interior and was employed by Steve Ramm, Schultz Construction and most recently, Creative Interiors.
Brad was married to Amy Younghans and they had a daughter, Skylar, then later divorced. On April 29, 2017, Brad was united in marriage to Ann Margaret Johnson in Ord, NE, and they made their home in North Platte.
When he wasn’t working, Brad enjoyed fishing, but always caught a tree. He also like grilling and cooking as well as spending time with his family and friends.
He leaves behind his wife, Ann, of North Platte; daughter, Skylar Herrick, and her mother, Amy Herrick, of North Platte; son, Brandon (Brook) Richardson, of Maywood, NE; stepson, Caden Johnson, of Ord, NE; his father, Jerry Herrick, of Curtis, NE; mother, Lorraine Herrick (Craig Redfield) of Imperial, NE; brother, Justin (Nathlie) Herrick, and grandmother, Donna Swanson, all of North Platte; two grandsons, Conner and Mason Richardson; niece, Rylee; nephews, Jaydn, Jedidiah and Josiah; his many friends, including Scott Seamann and Pat Mackley; as well as his aunts, uncles, cousins other family.
Brad was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial Service will be 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore. Casual dress is requested. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or prior to the service at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Skylar’s education.
Norma Beryl (Staples) Gale, 96, departed for her heavenly home Aug. 6, 2017, at Centennial Park Retirement Village.
Norma was born on Oct. 27, 1920, in North Platte to Arthur and Bernice (Pursel) Staples.
She married Kenneth Gale on Nov. 24, 1935, in Julesburg, Colorado. Norma worked several years as a nurse’s aide and as an aide for the North Platte school district.
She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene and served as a board member and mission council member. She taught Sunday school for many years.
Norma’s children and grandchildren were a very important part of her life and she greatly influenced each of them. They all counted greatly on Grandma’s prayers for them.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; brother, Wallace; and three sisters, Doris Motsinger, Geraldine Gilbert and Elsie Jacoby.
Survivors include her children, Patricia (Fay) Hoban of North Platte, William (Carolyn) Gale of Nixa, Missouri, Darrel (Sandy) Gale of North Platte, Kenneth (Susan) Gale of York, and Rodney (Cheryl) Gale of Palm Desert, California; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; siblings, Clarice Rule of Chicago, Keith (Jane) Staples of Pocatello, Idaho, Jean Smith of Mountain Grove, Missouri, Betty (Bill) Denton of Lompoc, California, Joan Eddins of North Platte, Judy (Mike) Grassmeyer of Kearney, Jack (Carolyn) Staples of Portland, Oregon, Karen (Ted) Miller of Oshkosh and Barbara (Glen) Johansen of North Platte; and numerous relatives and friends.
Online condolences may be shared at adamasswanson.com.
Private family services will be at a later date. The family requests no flowers. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.