Marion L. Leu, age 102, of Sutherland passed away September 24, 2012 at the Sutherland Care Center. Marion was born July 10, 1910 in Holdredge, NE to Fred and Bess Bliss Briggs. At the age of three, the family moved to Sutherland where she attended grade school and three years of High School. She took her senior year at Denver East High School where she graduated. She attended Denver University for 2 years and was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority.
On June 27, 1933 Marion married Arch Leu, they had two sons; Douglas and Gifford.
Marion was an excellent cook, seamstress and ranch wife. She was an original member of the Nebraska Cow Bells (Nebraska Cattlewomen) and remained a member until her death. She was nice to everyone, and lived the Christian life. She was a lifelong member of the Sutherland Methodist Church.
Survivors include her son, Gifford of Sutherland; sister, Henrietta; a niece and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Frederick; son, Douglas; her parents; and her husband, Arch.
Memorials may be made to the Tryon Volunteer Fire Department and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012 at Sutherland Methodist Church with the Reverend Kola Akinnigbagbe officiating. Burial will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Sutherland. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. today at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.
Larry Sack, 61, of North Platte died recently. A tribute to Larry’s life will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Cremation was chosen. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Arthur “Art” Wolf, 89, of Cozad, formerly of Gothenburg and Farnam, passed away Sept. 22, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Art was born on Sept. 2, 1923, at Eustis to William and Bertha (Reiker) Wolf. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis. Art attended school at Eustis and was a member of the graduating class of 1941.
Art farmed with his father east of Farnam for a number of years before taking over the farming operation himself.
On Feb. 16, 1961, he married Gladys Miller at Bertrand. The couple resided on the farm for a number of years, eventually moving to Harlingen, Texas, in the late 1960s.
In the years to follow, Art and Gladys enjoyed wintering in Texas and spending summers in Farnam. In 1997, the couple moved to Gothenburg where they lived until 2009, when they moved to Meadowlark Pointe in Cozad.
Golf was always one of Art’s passions. He loved to play the game, and excelled at it. While he was a gifted player, he was perhaps an even better teacher. Art spent much time helping others learn the game, including his grandson, patiently answering questions and refining the mechanics of their swings.
When Art wasn’t on the golf course, he could be found spending time on his old classic pickup that he restored or cooking some of his favorite German cuisine.
Art was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg, the Cozad Elks Club and the Farnam Lions Club.
Art was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold and Howard; and two sisters, Wilma VanSalsen and Julia Yardley.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys, of Cozad; two daughters, Geraldine (Larry) Adler, of Overland Park, Kan., Beverly (Del) Van Der Werff, of Curtis; six grandchildren, Jay (Kelly) Van Der Werff, of Kansas City, Kan., Stacy (Jeff) Weller, of San Antonio, Texas, Julie Van Der Werff, of Rapid City, S.D., Jacqueline Hughes, of Salida, Colo., Marty (Dana) Adler, of Olathe, Kan., Jaylyn (Brice) Maddock, of Nixa, Mo.; 14 great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m., today, at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis with Pastors Beverly Rautenberg-Panko and Tom Wilson officiating. Burial will be at the East Cemetery at Eustis.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Dorothy “Dot” Steburg, formerly of North Platte, passed away at her home in Joshua Tree, Calif., on Sept. 18, 2012.
Dot was born Dorothy Helen Tighe on April 22, 1917. Her father, Mathew Charlton Tighe, died when she was an infant and her mother, Helen, later remarried William L. Wood.
Dot graduated from St. Pat’s High School and attended college in Louisville, Ky. She returned to North Platte where she was an active member of St. Pat’s Parish and raised her family with her husband Walter.
Dot moved to California in 1963 where she worked for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department until her retirement in 1979.
After retirement she moved to the California Dessert community of Joshua Tree where she stayed active as a teacher and counselor to young women through the Catholic Daughters of America.
Although in failing health in her final years, Dot remained cheerful and upbeat and was a pleasure to be around.
Dot is survived by her sister, Marion Wood, of Omaha; three sons, C. W. “Bill” Steburg, of Carson, Calif., Dan Steburg, of Omaha, and Art Steburg, of Lakewood, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and many great and great-great grandchildren.
She will be returned to her childhood home in North Platte where there will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the North Platte Cemetery.
Karen Sue Helmuth, age 73 of Ogallala, passed away at her home on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 27th at the Gubser Funeral Chapel with Pastor Eric Wait of the New Hope Church officiating. Inurnment will be in the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery south of Maxwell, Nebraska.
Karen was born April 14, 1939 at Ogallala, the daughter of Harold and Darlene (Johnson) DeVoe. Karen grew up and attended school in Ogallala, graduating from the Ogallala High School. She married Roger Helmuth on August 23, 1958 at Ogallala. She was employed at the Keith County Courthouse until her retirement. Karen enjoyed bowling, gardening and reading. She especially enjoyed special times spent with her granddaughters and great grandchildren as well as playing cards with her family.
Survivors include her son, Mark and wife Deb Helmuth of Ogallala; three granddaughters, Shari and husband Bryan Gallegos of North Platte, NE and Kasia and Kayla Helmuth both of Ogallala; two great grandchildren, Luxus and Kyler Gallegos of North Platte; two sisters, Konee Carlson of San Pan Valley, AZ and DeeAnn and husband Lance Lind of Laramie, WY; three brothers, Harold and David DeVoe of Ogallala and Robert DeVoe of Laramie, WY; sister in law Mary and husband Jim McChesney of Ogallala; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger Helmuth; a sister, Denise Gies; a brother James DeVoe; a son, Mike Helmuth; and a daughter Theresa Helmuth.
Cremation was chosen and there will be no visitation. A memorial has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be sent at gubserfuneralhome.com. Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles “Chuck” Elles, 90, of Ogallala, died Aug. 24, 2012, at Indian Hills Manor. Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Draucker Funeral Home with Pastor John Howe of the Ogallala Lighthouse Baptist Church officiating. The family chose cremation. Memorials are suggested to the University of Illinois Foundation, 1305 West Green St., Urbana, IL. 61801. Online condolences may be sent to drauckerfh.com. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
Lois Dilky, 92, of Big Springs, died Sept. 23, 2012, at the Ogallala Community Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m., today, at the Draucker Funeral Home with the Rev. Lynn Lutz of the Lewellen Wesleyan Community Church officiating. Burial will be at the Big Springs Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Lewellen Wesleyan Community Church. Online condolences may be sent to drauckerfh.com. Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala is in charge of arrangements.
Jeremiah Butrick-Chase, 13, passed away Sept. 21, 2012.
Jeremiah’s greatest passion was the love he had for his mother. He also had an extreme passion for fishing and spending time in the outdoors along with trap shooting, basketball, spending time with his Dad working on the Mustang and playing with his brothers.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Sheyanne; grandparents, Marco Mendoza and Penny Lea Marriott O’Conner.
He is survived by his parents, Jennah and Dominik Chase, SFC; brothers, Chase Maris and Caidyn Chase; grandparents, Dan (Roxie) Chase; great-grandparents, Charles (Roberta) Williams, Jan Chase; uncles, Jason Chase, Troy (Danell) Chase and their children, Brody and Shaylee, Charles Chase, Hon Chase and Therese Ronkar; best friend, Dylan Keller; principal, mentor and friend, Jeff Alfrey.
Visitation with the family will be from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Braman Mortuary, Southwest Chapel, Omaha.
There will be a private family service. Online condolences may be left at bramanmortuary.com.
Miranda “Mandy” Jean Bolt, 64, formerly of North Platte, died Aug. 28, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nev.
Mandy was born on Jan. 19, 1948, in North Platte.
Mandy was a resident of North Platte for over 40 years. She was a cook at several restaurants, the last being Hobb’e’s, for years.
Mandy was a very active member of the Latter Day Saints Church, teaching in many different classes.
She moved to live with her sister, Rose in November of 2011, due to health problems.
Miranda is survived by three sisters; two brothers; 32 nieces and nephews.
Mandy was preceded in death by her parents, Eunice and John Coville.
Services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Latter Day Saints Church in North Platte.
Deborah Lynn Miller, 59, of North Platte, NE died Sunday, September 23, 2012, at her home north of North Platte.
Deb was born February 23, 1953, to Roy Vincent and Hazel Marie Cline Raney at North Platte. She grew up north of Wallace, NE and graduated from Wallace High School in 1971.
On July 3, 1978, Deb married David LeRoy Miller at North Platte where they made their home. She loved and treasured her many animals and was always there for them. She was willing to babysit pets for friends and family. She leaves behind her precious German Shepherd, Gretchen, her horse, Boomer, several cats and many dear family and friends.
Deb attended the Harvest Christian Fellowship and appreciated their concerns and emotional support.
She is survived by her husband, David, of North Platte; her daughter, Penny (Mike) Adkisson, of North Platte; her son, Eric Miller, of Minneapolis, MN; a grandson, Ashton Adkisson; a sister, Vicki (Richard) Stagnaro, of North Platte; a brother, Douglas (Karol) Raney, of Wallace; two nieces, Kim (Troy) Glunz, of Wallace and Kaye (Rob) Monie, of Sutherland, NE; two nephews, Richard Sorenson, of Hawaii and Mike Jameson, of North Platte; her father and mother-in-law, Lyle and Shirley Miller, of North Platte; and other family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Vincent and Hazel Raney; and a nephew, Matthew Jameson.
Cremation was chosen. A memorial service will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012, at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore with Pastor Ron Lauber of the Harvest Christian Fellowship officiating. The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Paw-istive Partners. Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.