Lewellen Borowski, 92, of Grant, died June 30, 2012, at the Perkins County Community Hospital in Grant. Rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the Grant Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. at Mother of Sorrows with Father Mark Pfeiffer officiating. Burial will be at the Grant Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday at the Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant, which is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Evelyn Hultman, age 92, of North Platte, died June 30, 2012 at Centennial Park Retirement Center. She was born on December 9, 1919 in Lexington, Nebraska to Warren Franklin and Marium Neoma (Dicks) Teetor as the oldest of 13 children. Evelyn graduated form Lexington high school in 1938. After her graduation, she married Frank E. Hultman on January 21, 1941. A daughter, Donna Dee, was born later that year.
Evelyn was very active in volunteer work. She enjoyed cutting material for quilts and cutting out coupons. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Eagles Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband Frank of North Platte; five brothers, Mark (Marian) Teetor of Dallas, TX, Vernon Teetor of Akron, Ohio, Glen (Judy) Teetor of Moore, OK, Ronald (Linda) Teetor of Huber Springs, AR, and Wayne (Louise) Teetor of Pt. Pleasant, WV; two sisters, Beulah Nanney of Farmville, NC, and Patsy (Bill) Halouska of Cozad; sisters-in-law, Darlene Teetor of Lexington, and Grace Teetor of Ft. Stockton, TX; four grandchildren, Rodney Smallfoot, Jimmy Smallfoot, Nancy Angell, and Tammy Smallfoot; numerous great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Donna Rosson in 1998; five brothers, Art (Ferne), Don (Neoma), Warren (Evelyn), and George and Robert Teetor; a sister-in-law, Lorraine; and a brother-in-law, Sam Nanney. A memorial has been established to the North Platte Senior Center and online condolences can be made at www.adamsswanson.com.
Graveside Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery with Chaplain Norval Holtmeier officiating. Visitation will be Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
It would have tickled Bob Buddenberg that it rained the night before he died Thursday, June 21, 2012. Rain in June, to a lifelong farmer, means a chance to rest.
Robert Cole Buddenberg, 92, was born Sept. 7, 1919, in the Ottawa, Kan., fire station, the eldest of three sons of Rahi Stanley and Ruth (Cole) Buddenberg, who moved their family in 1924 to a farm southwest of Gothenburg. Except for his last year at the Wisner Care Center, and the years he spent in Europe with the Army in World War II, Buddenberg lived in Gothenburg all his life, farming, feeding beef cattle and raising a family of seven children.
He graduated valedictorian from Gothenburg High School in 1937 and attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln to study engineering and music. He played in the university band that went to the Rose Bowl in 1941. Bob’s schooling was interrupted by WWII. Upon returning to school, he earned a master’s degree in math and music from the University of Michigan, again marching in the Rose Bowl. It was while at the University of Michigan that he met Phyllis Fischer, whom he married on June 20, 1948, and moved to a life as musician-farmers in Gothenburg.
They taught music to their seven children, played in countless community music productions in Gothenburg and helped found the Sandhills Symphony, an orchestra based in North Platte, in 1961. For many years he played Taps at graveside for fellow veterans as part of the Gothenburg Honor Guard.
He served for many years in leadership posts for the Extension Service, from 4-H club leader to the Lincoln and Dawson Counties’ 4-H Councils to the advisory board at the University of Nebraska’s North Platte Experiment Station. In Gothenburg’s school system, he served multiple terms on the school board and for years drove busloads of athletes to away games.
Phyllis preceded him in death in 1983. He married Janice Lacey Williams on Oct. 26, 1985, retired from farming, shifted his membership from Banner United Methodist Church to the First Presbyterian and for the first time in his life moved to a permanent urban address, in Gothenburg. Janice too preceded him in death, in 2004, as did his brothers, William and Frank, in 1980 and 2006 respectively.
Survivors include his children, Rex (MJ) Buddenberg, of Monterey, Calif., Ann (Rich) Norgard, of Wisner, Robert J. (Pam) Buddenberg, of Gothenburg, Betsy (Bruce) Crabtree, of Creston, Roger (Laura) Buddenberg, of Omaha, Roz (Denise) Buddenberg, of McCook, and Carol (Bill) Rosenau, of Blair; step-children, Jan (Larry) Gill and Matt (Sue) Williams, both of Gothenburg, 19 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to Sandhills Symphony and the Gothenburg Community Playhouse/Sun Theatre.
Register book signing will be from 1-8 p.m. on Friday, July 6, with the family present from 6-8 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel. Online guest book at blasestrauser.com
Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 7, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1020 Lake Ave, Gothenburg with the Rev. Matt Coplen Officiating.
Inurnment will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, July 7, at the Peckham Cemetery.
Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenburg is in charge of arrangements.
Larry Morrison, age 84 of Ogallala, passed away on Friday, June 29, 2012 at the Perkins County Hospital in Grant.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3rd at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Ogallala with Pastor John Stubenrouch officiating. Committal services will be held at 3:00 p.m. CDT at the Ft. McPherson National Cemetery south of Maxwell.
Larry was born October 21, 1927 at Great Bend, Kansas, the son of John Shaw and Mary Helen (Wagonseller) Morrison. Larry grew up and graduated from high school in Great Bend. After his discharge from the United States Army he returned to Kansas and married Lavonne Miller in 1954. They later moved to Nebraska and to Oshkosh in 1967 where Larry managed the lumberyard for many years. He married Betty (Ahlmeyer) Armknecht on April 18, 1987 in Oshkosh. Larry raised horses for many years and after his retirement still stayed active assisting friends with handy man projects and loved to join his friends for a round of golf.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of Ogallala; daughters, Lynn Morrison of Edgemont, SD, Lori Grady of Joplin, MO and Lisa (Randy) Smith of Kearney, NE; step daughters, Kathy (Paul) Taylor of Ogallala, Deb (Jerry) Rosentrater of Elsie and Cheryl (Kurt) Schiel of Ogallala; step son, Kevin (Deb) Armknecht of Ogllala; 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 11 step grandchildren and 17 step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John Morrison, Jr. a sister, Janet Morrison and 3 step grandchildren.
There will be no visitation. A memorial has been established to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in his memory. Online condolences may be sent at gubserfuneralhome.com. Gubser Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gerald William Hanson, 81, of North Platte, NE died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at his home in North Platte surrounded by his family.
Gerald was born July 8, 1930, to Reynold Waldimar and Clara Marie Diener Hanson at North Platte where he grew up. He graduated from North Platte High School then began his employment with the Union Pacific Railroad. He started in the Round House, then worked in the Freight House before becoming a Clerk. He retired from the railroad in 1978 with a medical retirement. Gerald had an acreage where he milked cows and raised chickens. He loved his family and his animals.
He married Twilla Cusick in 1949. Gerald later married Ethel Faye Timmons Garner on August 14, 1966, at Oberlin, KS and they made their home in North Platte.
Gerald is survived by his nine children, Glendin K. Patrick, Janie M. (Dale) Newtson, Lavella G. (Leonard) Pfeister, Leona J. ‘Lee’ Webster, Don R. Garner, John P. Hanson and Mary L. (Kevin) Stewart, all of North Platte, Orpha J. (Terry) Walker, of Cozad, NE and John D. (Lora) Garner, of Gothenburg, NE; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; his sister, Mary Ann Bunger, of Yuma, AZ; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel; his parents, Reynold and Marie; his brother, Vernon Hanson; a son-in-law, Brad Patrick; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore with Pastor Wayne Godfrey of the Restoration Branch Church of Jesus Christ LDS officiating. Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery northwest of North Platte. Visitation will be 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday and 8:30 a.m. to service time on Monday at Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore. The online guest book may be signed at odeanchapel.com and memorials are suggested to the family. Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.
Patricia Jo Gleason, age 61 of North Platte, passed away Saturday June 23, 2012 at GPRMC.
Pat was born July 9, 1950 to Gerald and LaVelle Gleason in North Platte. She graduated from NP St. Pat’s in 1968. After graduation she went to Grand Island to beauty school then came back to North Platte where she worked as a beautician. Over the years Pat also worked at a nursing home, and at Holy Spirit and St. Patrick’s Catholic churches and at NP Catholic Schools. She was an active parishioner at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and a member of AA and ALANON. Patricia enjoyed playing the guitar, dancing and music. She loved children, especially the neighborhood kids, her nieces and nephews. She was a prayer warrior for everyone around her. She was always a very generous person; she did much volunteer work at her church.
Pat is survived by 2 sisters, Mary Jean (Glen Frailey) Schirmer of Newark, TX and Geraldine “Geri” Reeder of North Platte; nieces and nephews, Penny (Don) Folbre, Donna and Glen Jr. Frailey, Julie Patterson and Norma Roberts, Christopher Ray Coleman, Marcy (Mark) Tilford, Chad (Mikki Cerny) and Vicki Gleason, Sherry (Kent) Steele, Charles (Maggie) Gleason, Katie (Paul) Thomas, Laura Gleason; many great nieces and nephews including, Amber and Amanda Sexton, Andy, Jason, Holly and Russell Folbre, Christina Tilford, Crystal and Tylor Gleason, Stefanie and Brandon Goodall, Derek and Tiffany Benoist, Madison and Calliope Steele, Christopher Gleason and Sadie Thomas.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 brothers Bill and George; sister in law Shirley Gleason; and special father figure, Marvin Reeder.
A memorial has been established in her name and online condolences can be made at www.adamsswanson.com. Christian Wake service will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10.00 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church with the Reverend James Golka officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Caroline Anne Fisher, age 59 of North Platte, passed away June 24, 2012 at her home. She was born February 20, 1953 in North Platte to Keith and Anna Melton.
Caroline worked many places over the years including Custom Craft Signs, Laramie Tires, Sears, and the Gerald Gentleman Power Plant. She retired in 1997.
On September 10, 2010 she married Ira Fisher in North Platte. She enjoyed playing guitar with a small band around the area. She loved her grandchildren, her cat “Banshee”, and her dog “Gabby”.
Survivors include her husband Ira of North Platte; a daughter Elizabeth of North Platte; 6 grandchildren; a sister Kim; 4 brothers Roland, Rick, Keith and Allen; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a son Johnnie Miller.
A memorial has been established in her name and online condolences may be made at www.adamsswanson.com.
Visitation will be today from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the visitation. There will be no Memorial Service. Adams and Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.