Lucille W. Cosler, 98, of North Platte, passed away November 10, 2015 at Great Plains Health. She was born March 13, 1917 to Frank M. and Minnie E. (Rich) Anderson at Gothenburg. She graduated from Gothenburg High School. She was united in marriage to Edwin Cosler in Grand Island. They lived in Hershey for many years before moving to North Platte. Lucille managed numerous restaurants in the area and was a hostess at Circle C South. Lucille was involved with the North Platte Canteen from the start. She loved being around people and was an avid reader. Lucille is survived by her children, Larry (Ruth) Cosler , Ed Cosler, Jr. , James (Phyllis) Cosler, Debbie (Joe) DeVencenty and Vicki Bonjour; grandchildren, Lori (Mike) Aylward, Brian Cosler, Rex (Deb) Cosler, John (Amanda) Cosler and Joshua (Misty) Cosler; nine great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1990; an infant brother; two brothers, Miles and Clayton Anderson; and an infant grandson. A memorial has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Memorial graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with the Reverend Douglas A. Delp officiating. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Leland Lee Larreau, age 88, of Hershey, NE, passed away Monday, November 9, 2015, at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland, NE.
Leland was born April 3, 1927, to Otis Julius and Martha Marie Williams Larreau in Stanford, NE. The family lived in Stanford, on a farm in rural Stanford then moved to a ranch northwest of Thedford, NE. In 1942 they settled on a farm southeast of Arnold, NE along the South Loup River and the Larreau family grew.
Leland attended school in Thedford and graduated from the 8th grade then attended Arnold High School. For many years Leland and his father farmed, operated gravel pits, and raised cattle. Leland was a gifted horseman and took great pride in establishing a unique landscape by fencing the land and maintaining the trees.
In the late 1940’s, Leland met Betty Purcell of the Garfield Table area south of Arnold. Due to the January Blizzard of ’49, the couple postponed their nuptials until February 13, 1949, when they were united in marriage during a double ring ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Arnold. They shared a beautiful wedding day with Betty’s twin sister, Bonnie Jean, and her new husband, Wayne Maline, of Gothenburg, NE.
Leland and Betty made their home on the farm southeast of Arnold and were later blessed with five children, Sue Ellen, Brent, Jim, Jackie and Joseph.
In May of 1970, Leland left the farm and hired on with the Union Pacific Railroad as a machinist in the Diesel Shop. The Larreau family moved to North Platte for five years before moving to an acreage south of Hershey in 1975. It was here that Leland began building a house with the help of his famiy.
At the age of 66, Leland retired from the railroad. He enjoyed playing cards, gardening, building and listening to Lawrence Welk music. He could fix just about anything and had a talent for making unique items out of what others called junk.
Leland was a member of the Arnold Baptist Church and later became a faithful member of the Walker Road Church of Christ in North Platte. Leland was also a member of Machinist Union #180, Lincoln County Democrats, and enjoyed being a member of the Hershey Antique Tractor Club.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Betty, of Sutherland; their children, Sue Ellen Foster and Joseph Larreau, both of North Platte, Brent (Stella) Larreau and Jackie (Eric) Brown, all of Hershey, and Jim Larreau, of Golden, CO; two sisters, Connie (Glen) Weinman, of Arnold and Betty Searcy, of Athens, TX; brothers-in-law, Dwayne Purcell, of Phoenix, AZ, and Mike Kirwan, of Imperial, NE; and sisters-in-law, Bonnie Maline, of Gothenburg and Dorothy Larreau and Carmen Purcell, both of Arnold.
Survivors also include 10 grandchildren, Cora (Luke) Fisher, Tyson (Tara) Foster, Erica Brown, Logan Brown, Skyler Brown, Leah Larreau, Lindsey Larreau, Marci (Jason) Frame, Kandace Torres and Lane (Sarah) Larreau; 10 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Tanner, Isaac, Simon, Shawn, Kaley, Ben, Samuel, Joey and Kale; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
Leland was preceded in death by his parents, Otis and Marie; son-in-law, Ivan Foster; two brothers, Larry ‘John’ and Wes Larreau; and four sisters, Sonja Larreau, Pauline Anderson, Fay Jean Kirwin and Joy Ann Hill.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 2015, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Ned Cooper officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in the Arnold Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 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 Senior Center.
Donna Jo Plourd of North Platte, age 64, died on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 at Great Plains Health.
Donna was born on January 11th, 1951 in McCook, Nebraska, to Clyta Hrnchir (Davis) and Henry Hrnchir. She was born the 6th of 11 children.
Donna graduated from Atwood High School in 1969. She married Michael Lee Plourd on February 12th, 1972 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Lakewood, Colorado. They lived in Lakewood for five years and then moved to North Platte, where they made their permanent home. Donna pursued various interests such as, health and nutrition, and working with the elderly. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching soap operas.
Preceding her in death was her husband, Michael Lee Plourd; parents, Henry and Clyta Hrnchir; infant twin brother, Henry Junior; infant sister, Janice; brother-in-law, Chris Kefalas; and granddaughter, Sophia Walter.
Survivors include her three daughters, Tammy Tellier of Palm Coast, FL., Chrissy (Chad) Barnhardt of Lincoln, and Larissa (John) Walter of North Platte; six sisters, Sister Mary Jo Hrnchir of Omaha, NE; Kathy Kefalas of Austin, TX; Jane (Dale) Mitchem of McCook, NE; Patty Scarborough of Larad, KS; Zanetta (Jerry) of Topeka, KS; Zandra (Ron) of Omaha, NE; two brothers, Robert (Cheryl) Hrnchir of Trenton, NE, Gene (Meredith) Hrnchir of Atwood, KS; two granddaughters, Danielle and Adysyn; two grandsons, Alexander and Camden.
A memorial has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Cremation was chosen. Memorial graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Sharon Lee Dixon, 74, of Wallace, passed away Nov. 9, 2015, at Linden Court in North Platte, surrounded by her immediate family.
Sharon was born on April 7, 1941, to Leroy and Verna Dupuy Jr., in Humboldt, Kansas, where she grew up and graduated high school.
On June 13, 1959, Sharon married Terrel L. Dixon in Humboldt, Kansas. They lived in Topeka, Kansas for five years before moving to several different towns and States as part of Terrel’s job. In 1974, they settled in Paxton where Terrel worked for the telephone company. In 1987, they moved to Wallace where they retired in 2005.
Sharon was a caring and loving wife and mother. She devoted her life to her family. She loved animals, especially her cats, along with the birds and rabbits that visited their feeders during the winter. She enjoyed drinking coffee with her close friends. Sharon loved to travel, especially to Hawaii, where she and Terrel spent numerous vacations.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents.
She leaves behind her husband, Terrel, who lives in Wallace; one son, Keith, a daughter-in-law, Peggy, and two grandchildren, Justis and Allison, who live in Maryland.
Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com.
Cremation was chosen and services will be a private family affair. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Jodi Ann Bullington, 48 of Mullen passed away November 9, 2015 at Great Plains Health. Jodi was born May 5, 1967 to Larry and Linda (Fleecs) Montross in North Platte. She attended elementary school with area neighbors at Sioux Lookout, a country school only ¼ mile from her home through 8th grade. She had many found memories of her walks to and from school as a young child. She attended Maxwell High School graduating May 5, 1985 as Valedictorian of her class. Jodi then attended Mid Plains Community College in North Platte, Nebraska attaining an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Accounting, graduating with honors in 1987.
On May 29, 1987 Jodi married Garth Bullington residing on the Paxton Ranch in Stapleton, Nebraska for the next 13 years. To this union two daughters were born, Cortney Ann and Justy Renee Bullington. Jodi worked for various neighbors painting and doing various duties including a Vacation Dude Ranch Assistant, Bull Barn Genetics Receptionist, and the North Platte Sale Barn for 10 years working in the cafeteria under her good friend Lee Ann Paxton. Jodi was active with various service groups including Girl Scouts and 4-H as her children grew up. In July 2000 the couple moved to Mullen to help operate the Bullington family ranch. Jodi enjoyed being outside working on the weekends and in between her job in town with the cows, horses, and animals, gardening, and growing flowers, and raising her kids. She worked for Mullen Public Schools as secretary of the High School from August 2000 to June 2015 when she was diagnosed. She was very proud of her family and their accomplishments and family always came first in her life. She will always be a part of them, even in spirit from her home in heaven, where she will be watching over them.
Survivors include her parents, Larry and Linda Montross of North Platte; husband, Garth of Mullen; daughters, Cortney Bullington of Kearney and Justy Bullington of Chadron; sister, Kelly (Mark) Timmons of Billings, MT; sisters-in-law, Valma (Don) Smith, Merry (Gary) Venezie, Marsha Bullington, Alisa (Leonard) Phillips, Rhonda Crouch; and brother-in-law, Cecil (Mickey) Bullington; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Callista and Lloyd Fleecs, Erma and J.R. Montross; father-in-law, Veldon Bullington; brother-in-law, Edwin Bullington; nephew, Tab Bullington; and numerous aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Research and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Celebration of Life Service will be 10:00 a.m. MST Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Lariat in Mullen with Pastor Shanon Williams officiating. Inurnment will follow at Miller Cemetery near Tryon. Cremation was chosen. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home in North Platte.
Harold (Rex) Arnold, of Spokane, WA, a veteran Union Pacific railway locomotive engineer, died last Tuesday, November 4, 2015 at the age of 83. He retired in 1993 after 36 years of railroading, he was an engineer on the UP engines running out of Spokane. Survivors include his widow, Donna, two daughters Rochelle Alsup and Rhonda Arnold; two grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; two sisters Barbara Paul, Jerry Arnold, and one brother Kirk Arnold.
Graveside Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2015 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Michael Lee Plourd of North Platte, age 72, died on Friday, November 6th, 2015 at Great Plains Health.
Michael was born on October 10th, 1943 in McCook, Nebraska, to Maude Plourd (Johnson) and Alfred Matthew Plourd. He was 2nd youngest among 10 children.
Michael married Donna Josephine Mary Hrnchir on February 12th, 1972 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Lakewood, Colorado.
Michael graduated from McCook High School in 1962. After high school, he joined the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1965. After the Air Force, he did sheetmetal for many years and then worked at Union Pacific Railroad for 17 years.
Mike was a jokester, an antique auto enthusiast, a handyman who could fix just about anything, but most of all a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He loved spending time with his grandkids and taking them to Cody Park to feed the ducks. He also enjoyed meeting his friend Richard for coffee on Wednesdays, fixing up his home, and making sure his curlicue mustache was just right.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Alfred and Maude Plourd; one sister, Donna Morthole and three infant sisters, Shirley, Norma and Beverly; four brothers, William, Robert, Warren and Fred Plourd; and granddaughter Sophia Walter.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Plourd; three daughters, Tammy Tellier of Palm Coast, Fl., Chrissy (Chad) Barnhardt of Lincoln, and Larissa (John) Walter of North Platte; four sisters, Marge Sochacki of Marine City, Mich., Anita Denzer of Roseburg, Ore., Jean and husband, Bill Lacey of McCook, and Linda and husband, Art Lilienthal of Culbertson; two granddaughters, Danielle and Adysyn; two grandsons, Alexander and Camden.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Services will be 1:00pm Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors. Visitation will be 3 to 8 pm Monday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Online condolences maybe shared at www.carpentermemorial.com
Lawrence H. Tomjack, 80, of North Platte, passed away October 18, 2015 at the University of Colorado Hospital at Denver. He was born February 13, 1935 to John and Regina (Kallhoff) Tomjack at Elgin, NE. He graduated from Melbeta High School with the class of “53”. On June 4, 1955, Lawrence was united in marriage to Janis Eckland at Minatare, NE. He worked for Gering Gas Company and 7 Up Bottling in Scottsbluff before hiring on as an engineer for Union Pacific Railroad in 1968, retiring in 1997. Lawrence was a member at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, UP Oldtimers and the Eagles. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Lawrence is survived by his wife, Janis of North Platte; his daughter, Regina Susanne (Scott) Hammer of Glendale, AZ; his son, John Frederick (Becky) Tomjack of Cheyenne, WY; sisters, Delores (Robert) Smith of Scottsbluff, Mary Ann Steele of Hemet, CA, Marilyn Burback of Papillion, NE and Elaine Amen of Phoenix, AZ; eight grandchildren, Jeremy and David Richards, Allison Killingsworth all of Denver, Jamie, Jailee, Travis and Adam Tomjack and Amber Moyte all of Cheyenne; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Jerome Tomjack; and a son, Randy. Memorials are suggested to Bridge of Hope or Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Cremation was chosen. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:00 a.m. November 14, 2015 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with The Reverend James Novakowski as celebrant. Inurnment will be at Riverview Cemetery near Sutherland. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Donald ‘Don’ Madron, 84, formerly of Thedford, dies Tuesday, November 3rd in Kearney. Services will be held Monday, November 9th at Bethel Assembly of God Church in Thedford. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetary in Thedford with Military Honors.
Memorials are to Hillcrest Cemetary or Prairie View Gardens.
Mullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lyle Eli Berg, age 76, of North Platte passed away Monday, November 2, 2015, at the North Platte Care Center. Cremation was chosen. A family service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.