Eugene L. “Gene” Pursley, age 59, of North Platte, died February 9, 2019 at his home. Services are pending at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.
Mable Ennis, age 98, of Maxwell, died February 9, 2019 at Centennial Park Retirement Village. Services are pending at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.
Mary Joan (Wilson) Sedlacek, age 84 of North Platte, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday February 9, 2019 at Linden Court Care Center in North Platte.
Mary was born September 25, 1934 in Omaha, NE to Matthew and Evelyn (Laughorst) Wilson. She graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1952 and from Creighton St. Joseph School of Nursing in Omaha in 1955. She met her future husband, Joe, while he was stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha and they were married on March 2, 1957. They lived for a time in Kimball, Ogallala and briefly in Omaha before settling in North Platte. They had four children, Juliann (deceased), Jerald (who died in infancy), Michael and Jeanie. Mary worked as a labor and delivery nurse at Clarkson Hospital in Omaha, St. Mary’s Hospital in North Platte, and completed her career at Home Health Care, which was her passion. She was regarded as dedicated and compassionate by her co-workers and patients and was known for her infectious laugh. She was privileged to serve as Eucharistic Minister at Holy Spirit Catholic Church and also provided communion to shut-ins.
Mary is survived by her children Dr. Michael (Debra) Sedlacek of Bellevue, NE, and Dr. Jeanie (John) Iberlin of Buffalo, WY; grandchildren Lucie Sedlacek of Bellevue, NE, Grace (David) Schumacher of Lincoln, and Danielle Barent of Denver, CO; sisters Marcia (Jim) Petersen and Michelle Aden both of North Platte; brothers Bernie (Rose) Wilson of Omaha, NE and Joe (Linda) Wilson of Lincoln, NE; as well as other extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Matthew and Evelyn Wilson; husband Joe; infant son Jerald; daughter Juliann; and sister Evelyn Perlinger; and brother-in-law Dick Aden.
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday February 12, 2019 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with the Reverend Vidya Sagar Arikotla as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Paxton Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until 8:00 p.m. Monday February 11, 2019 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel E. Edwards, 71, of North Platte, passed away on February 7, 2019 at his home surrounded with his family.
He was born March 29, 1947 to Donald Earl and Virginia (Land) Edwards in Lincoln, Nebraska. He graduated from Omaha South High School. On March 27, 1971, he was united in marriage to Diana Dancer in Omaha. They were married for over 47 years. They moved to North Platte in 1972 and later he hired out as a fireman/oiler on January 22, 1974 with the Union Pacific Railroad, retiring on October 1, 2012. Diana was the love of his life and he would do anything for her. He enjoyed spending his time with his family, playing cards and restoring classic cars. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
He is survived by his wife, Diana of North Platte; son, Daniel D. (Beth) Edwards of Valley, Nebraska; daughters, Misty Alexander, Brandi Mitchell, and Pam Edwards all of North Platte; mother-in-law, Velma Carlson; grandchildren, Britton (Amber) Edwards, Alexis Edwards, Aaron Moore, Zack Edwards, Trevor Alexander, Zavion Mitchell, Tayvier Mitchell, Jason Lehnert, Sara Edwards, JaRek Edwards, and JeMyah Mayhue; great grandchildren, Taelynn Edwards and Emmalynn Edwards; and a brother, David (Helen) Edwards of Bellevue, Nebraska.
Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. A memorial has been established in his memory. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at Harvest Christian Fellowship Church with Job vigil officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10, 2019 with family receiving friends from 5 to 6 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is is care of arrangements.
Myrna J. Arruda, age 75 of North Platte, passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 at North Platte Care Center. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Samuel Charles “Sam” Henline, age 31, passed away unexpectedly on December 15, 2018 at his home in Greeley, Colorado. Memorial Services will be at 2:00 p.m. MT on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Trinity Episcopal Church at 3800 West 20th Street in Greeley, Colorado. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Marjorie Ellen Welsh, 90, of North Platte, Nebraska died on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Kearney Regional Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
Marjorie was born on March 21, 1928 to Thomas and Trixie Fuqua in Yancyville, North Carolina. She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1945.
In July of 1945, Marjorie married LaVerne Eugene Welsh and they were happily married for 63 years when LaVerne passed away in 2008.
She is survived by two daughters, Janie Hopkins and her husband James of Kearney and Rocky Casner and her husband Paul of Glenwood, Maryland; grandson, Jonathan Hopkins and his wife Stacey of North Sioux City, South Dakota; granddaughters, Dr. Kate Thornton and her husband Michael LeLorenzo of Waban, Massachusetts and Jean Butera and her husband Larry of Ellicott City, Maryland; three great grandsons and three great granddaughters; and other family.
Along with her huband, Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.
Creamation was chosen. A private family inurnment will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com, or with family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of the arrangements.
Lee D. Vencill, age 50 of North Platte, died Thursday, January 31, 2019 at his home.
Lee was born on January 17, 1969 in North Platte, Nebraska to Larry D. Sr and Carole (Wonka) Vencill. He attended North Platte High School and then went to work for Cleveland Technologies, a subcontractor for the Union Pacific Railroad. After they closed, Lee worked at various places including Simplot, Beveridge Well Drilling, and delivering medication for a pharmaceutical company. He worked in the family business, trucking with Vencill Trucking, and later became a driver for Paulsen’s, which he has worked for the last 15 years. Lee had a heart of gold and would help anybody he could. He loved his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and his dogs. He will always be remembered as a kind, gentle person who enjoyed his simple life.
Survivors include his parents, Larry Sr. and Carole Vencill; siblings, Lori (Tom) Bell, Larry Jr. (Tina) Vencill, Lyndy (Dave) Fleecs, and his twin, Lisa (Bill) Rosenof, all of North Platte; his children, Rusty (Deedra) De Garmo and Shiela De Garmo, all of North Platte; grandchildren, Porter, Billie, Mackenzie, Gavin; nieces and nephews, Makayla, Ashley, Michael, Casey, Bethany, Matthew, Krystien, Lauralee, Lydia, Anthony, Eddie, Tatianna, Hannah, and Desiree; aunts Janice Jones and Clara Vencill; and many great-nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Adolph and Eleanor Wonka and Myrtle and Arthur Single; and uncles Ton Jones and Fred Vencill.
A memorial has been established to Pawsitive Partners and online condolences can be made at www.adamsswanson.com. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 219 at Adams & Swanson Chapel with the Rev. Matthew Nash officiating. Inurment will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Register book signing will be Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home at 421 West 4th Street in North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Dean Langmacher, age 88 of rural Paxton, Nebraska, passed away Thursday January 31, 2019 at the Perkins County Health Services Hospital.
Don was born December 19, 1930 to William “Bill” and Olinda (Heinrich) Langmacher in his grandparent’s farmhouse south of Paxton. He attended District 70 country school through 8th grade and graduated from Paxton High School in 1948. He lived all his life on the farm and with guidance from his uncles, began farming at the age of 12. Farming was not just a job, but a way of life for Don. He was a steward of the land and loved what he did. He was drafted into the military in 1952 and served in the US Marine Corps until May of 1954. On May 22, 1955 Don was united in marriage to Marcia Butenschoen in Arapahoe, Nebraska. Four children were born to this marriage. Don was very civic-minded and served on the board of several local organizations: Paxton Schools, Paxton Rural Fire Department, Farmers Coop Elevator, the area FHA, and Ogallala Community Hospital. He also belonged to the Lions Club, American Legion, and the Lutheran Church. He served on the church council and was instrumental in forming New Life Lutheran Church in Paxton. Don enjoyed playing cards, bowling, and goose hunting. He will be remembered for his generosity, his work ethic, his willingness to adopt innovative farming techniques and embrace modern technology, as well as his love of family.
Don is survived by his wife Marcia; daughters Trudy (Bill) Connors of Kearney, Julee (Dave) Green and Dana (Mike) Loeffler of Paxton, and Pam (Troy) Schon of Valparaiso; grandchildren Alicia (Matt), Ashley (Ryan), Cheyanne, Jordan, Alexander and Weston; great grandchildren Shayle, Kinsley, Adlea and Sable; sisters Dorothy (Vance) Bricker of Lexington and Kathy (Chuck J.) Griffith of North Platte; sister-in-law Audre DeVries of Cambridge; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Paxton Ambulance Fund or New Life Lutheran Church in Paxton. Online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. MT (11:30 CT) Monday February 4, 2019 at the Paxton United Methodist church with Reverend Hector Merced officiating. Burial will follow at Paxton Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (CT) Sunday February 3, 2019 with Family Receiving Friends from 1:00 until 3:00 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Ray Stanley Pinney, 76, of North Platte, died at his home on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Ray was born on April 22, 1942 to Jack Elmo and Alta Florence (Nixon) Pinney at Hays, Kansas. He graduated in 1960 from Ellis High School, then worked for area farmers before hiring on with Peter Kiewit while they were building the I-70 section in Kansas.
In 1961, Ray joined the U.S. Army and served until 1963, then returned to Kansas where he went to work for Van Pac. His job brought him to Nebraska to help build the railroad from Wallace to the Gerald Gentleman Plant. When that job was completed, he was employed by National Industrial Corporation (N.I.C.) out of Texas and worked as a Pipe Foreman. Ray later went back to Peter Kiewit where he was a Mechanical Superintendent, working at 19 different locations. He eventually moved to Sutherland where he worked for Colorado Petroleum, then the American Red Cross and later the Lincoln County Roads Department before retiring in 2012.
Ray was married to Elizabeth Wever and they had three children, Jeff, Jennifer and Janelle. He was later united in marriage to Rosalie Marie Houser on December 23, 1983 in Texas and the family lived wherever his job took them.
Ray was a member of the P.R. Halligan Post #163 American Legion and attended the Holy Spirit Catholic Church, even though he was baptized in the Methodist Church when he was young.
Ray loved his family and enjoyed his work and class reunions.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalie, of North Platte; children Jeff (Jana) Pinney of Wichita, Kansas, Jennifer Pinney of Hays, Kansas, Janelle Chevas of Greeley, Colorado, and Chris (Steve) Frame and Carylon (Rod) Dillenburg of North Platte; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Janice Broome of North Platte, and other family.
Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Jack & Alta; brother, John Pinney; sister, Nancy Pinney; and a great-grandson.
Cremation was chosen. Graveside services with Military Honors will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019 in Fort McPherson National Cemetery. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com, or at the graveside. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the North Platte Alzheimer’s Support Group. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte is in charge of the arrangements.