Patricia K. “Pat” Hupfer, 59, of North Platte, passed away June 28, 2016 at her home. She was born on May 3, 1957, to Lawrence and Donna (Yocum) Dircksen at North Platte. Pat was raised in North Platte and attended school at Buffalo Elementary and graduated from North Platte High School with the Class of 1976. On July 5, 1975, she was united in marriage to Rick Hupfer at North Platte. Her family was the most important part of her life and was she able to stay at home and raise her two children, Mitzi and John. Pat was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Dircksen. She is survived by her mother, Donna Dircksen; two children, Mitzi (Leroy) Kramer and John (Heather) Hupfer all of North Platte; sisters, Georgia (Larry) Nelms, Deb (Tom) Erickson and LaDonna (Terry) Mead; brothers, Michael (Pam) Dircksen and Stephen (Roberta) Dircksen; grandchildren, Taylor Kramer and Holden Hupfer; step grandchildren, Teana (Adam) Moore, Charles (Nicole) Kramer, Maxx, Elliot and Chloe Weigel; also by her life partner, Walter Joe; and several other relatives. A memorial has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Services will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 2016 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Plainview Cemetery near Maxwell, NE. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth E. “Ken” Neve, of Englewood, CO passed away June 25, 2016 in North Platte. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Cherry Hills Christian Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd. Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 with the Reverend Mike Andersons officiating. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Wallace D. “Wally” Allison, 79, passed away June 28, 2016 at his home in Stapleton, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Wally was born on July 25, 1936 in Wallace, Nebraska, the son of Clarence and Julia (Wallace) Allison.
He spent his early years on a dairy farm in Hayes County where he worked and delivered milk daily in Hayes Center to his family’s customers. He attended school in Hayes County, graduating from Hayes County High School in 1954. After high school he served in the United States Air Force, was actively discharged in 1956 and attended McCook College, McCook, Nebraska. He married Cecelia Neumann at St. Catherine’s Church in Indianola, Nebraska on February 27, 1960. Wally received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Chadron State College and his Master’s Degree in Administration from Fort Hays University, Hays, Kansas.
Wally loved children and spent his adult life as a parent, teacher, and administrator in Nebraska, Kansas, and South Dakota. He enjoyed taking his children on hunting, fishing and camping outings and attended school and church activities with his family. His children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were his delight.
He is survived by his wife, Cecelia of Stapleton; daughter, Kristin (Jim) Opela of Stapleton, three sons, Kevin (Barbara) Allison of Great Falls, MT, Kendall (Deanna) Allison and Kent (Jacque) Allison all of North Platte; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Claryce (Gary) Burt of Morrison, CO; and many relatives and beloved friends, both human and animal.
Preceding him in death were his parents; and his in-laws, George and Florence Neumann.
Memorials may be made in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Rosary will be recited 7:00 P.M. Friday, July 1, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Stapleton. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 2, 2016 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Stapleton with the Reverend Thomas Gudipalli as celebrant. At his request cremation was chosen. Inurnment will be in the Loup Valley Cemetery with military honors graveside. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday and 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Friday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Beverly J. Pearson of Callaway died June 15 in Geneva.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 24th at 11am at the United Methodist Church in Arnold. Inturment will be in the Arnold Cemetary.
Memorials are suggested to the Methodist Tree & Landscaping Fund.
Arnold Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
George J. Hergenrader, of North Platte, passed away June 17, 2016 at his home with his family by his side. He was born March 31, 1930 to George and Katherine (Maul) Hergenrader at Elm Creek, NE. George was raised in Cozad and graduated from Cozad High School with the class of “48”. He served in the United States Marine Corp from 1951 until his honorable discharge in 1953. On July 22, 1951, he was united in marriage to Doris D. Hilton at Cozad. The couple lived in Cozad until 1969, then moving to North Platte, where George worked for Northwestern Public Service, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in North Platte, former member of the Cozad Jaycees, Cozad volunteer fire dept., and a charter member of the Cozad Elks Lodge. George is survived by three children, Karen (Steve) Lyne of McCook, Brenda (Bill) Faust, and Brian (Becky) Hergenrader both of North Platte; eight grandchildren, Greg, Jodi, Shawn, Becca, Bret, Kate, Cory and Melissa; eleven great grandchildren; a brother, Delbert Hergenrader of North Platte; two sisters, Beverly Whitehead of California and Lorraine (LaVerne) Gerdes of Lincoln. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Doris in 2011; two sisters, Dorothy Sieler-Pitt and Virginia Tracy; and a brother, Stanley Hergenrader. Online condolences may be shared atwww.carpentermemorial.com. A memorial has been established in his memory. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. Inurnment will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with military honors. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday with family receiving friends from 4 to 6 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Lee Mitchell, Sr, 68, of North Platte, gained his heavenly wings on June 12, 2016 in North Platte, Ne. He was born in Jasper, Alabama to Georgia May Richardson on May 21, 1948. He enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes, watching western shows, and most of all spending time with his family. Robert is proceeded in death by his mother (Georgia May) and a brother, Charles Mitchell. Survivors include his wife of many years Valerie Mitchell, daughter Keisha Johnson of Denver, Co, son Robert (Brandi) Mitchell of North Platte, daughter Samantha Mitchell of Aurora, Co, grandchildren Chelsea Thompson, Myesha Dickens, Ashuntie Johnson, Zavion Mitchell, Nalign Mitchell, and Tayvier Mitchell, multiple sisters and brothers along with numerous nieces and nephews. Cremation was chosen. Private family services will be held. Online condolences can be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.
William Andrew Callahan, age 43 of Brady passed away Monday June 13, 2016 at his home.
Will was born July 11, 1972, in Cozad, NE to Thomas and Donna (Meredith) Callahan.
Will was raised south of Brady and spent most of his childhood on the family ranch. He was mentored by many, but most of all Uncle Bud Callahan. Will never spoke a bad word of Bud. The lessons learned from him he shared with the next generation.
Will graduated from Brady High School in 1990. After graduation Will did what he did best, he was a cowboy! He rode bulls until a career-ending injury put an end to that dream. In February 1991, his son Jesse Callahan was born, and Will took on a new roll. He had moved to Kearney, and as always, made many new friends. He worked at Fort Kearney Feeders. He moved to Northern Nebraska to pursue a dream of working on a ranch. In May of 2000 his daughter, Madison Hughes was born. He moved to Axtell and spent his time mentoring Jesse with the lessons he had learned. Their time was consumed with Jesse’s sporting events and with some of their most memorable moments shared during the Nebraska High School Rodeo season. In 2003 Will started working as a rep for Walco International. During that time he made lifelong friends with several of his customers. One of those customers was his wife, Sheryl. She managed two of the feedlots that were in his territory. He was the starched shirt and jeans, polite, clean-cut cowboy who many knew and could win you over in a heartbeat. Over the years they became best friends, and in 2007 their relationship changed. On April 21, 2011, they became man and wife at the Mirage in Las Vegas, NV. Will gained two daughters in this marriage, Jamie Sehi and Kelsie Goc. Will and Sheryl made their home southwest of Brady and the WS Callahan Ranch was born.
Will is survived by his wife, Sheryl of Brady, NE; children, Jamie (Derek) Sehi of Neligh, NE, Jesse (Carly) Callahan of Imperial, NE, Kelsie Goc of Brady, NE, Madison Hughes of Flagstaff, AZ; brothers, Joe (Kelli) Callahan of Kearney, NE, Cody Land of Omaha, NE, Bowen Land of Omaha, NE; parents Donna (Meredith) Land of Gothenburg, NE, Thomas (Martha) Callahan of Omaha, NE; grandmother Lois Meredith of Gothenburg, NE; granddaughter Rain Duda and grandson Trysten Callahan.; as well as uncles, aunts, cousins and many, many friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Pat and Leila Callahan and Kenneth Meredith.
Memorials are suggested to the Brady Fire Department or the Nebraska High School Rodeo Assoc. and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday June 18, 2016 at the Brady High School Gymnasium with Reverend Janie Freeman officiating. Those wishing to do so may sign the register book from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 16th and 17th, at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Karen Lynn Burchell, 57, of North Platte, Nebraska passed away Friday, June 10, 2016 at her home.
She was born August 31, 1958 in North Platte, Nebraska to William and Arta (Carpenter) Mitchell. She attended and graduated from North Platte high school in 1976. She then pursued a career as a drug and alcohol counselor at Region 2 as well as working at the Pawnee Hotel, and North Platte Opportunity Center.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, William and Arta (Carpenter) Mitchell and brother Casey Mitchell. She is survived by her daughter, Star (Rob) Slaght of Louisiana; her four granddaughters, Tosha, Skyler, Madacyn, and Malorie; cousin, Gus Branting; special friend Riley Burchell and his daughters Terri Burchell and Tammy Schweitzer.
Private family services will be held. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com.
Jimmie Ray Andersen, age 77 of North Platte, passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at Great Plains Health. He was born May 20, 1939 at Seneca, Ne to Ernest William and Verna Esther (Yost) Andersen. Jimmie graduated from Thedford High School and eventually moved to North Platte where he worked at Centeral Nebraska Packing as a foreman. He was a member of the Bethel Church. Survivors include sisters; Charlene (Loren) Taylor of Broken Bow and Kay (LeRoy) Wolfenden of Valentine, brother; Bill (June) Andersen of Liberal, KS, sisters-in-law; Dora and Grace Andersen. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Joyce, Mae, and Elagene, brothers; Dale, Wes, Edwin, Dennis, Gerald, Don, Jack, and Larry, sisters-in-law; LaVon, Shirley, and Sonja, brother-in-law; Don McLaughlin. Private graveside services will be held. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond L Cooper, Jr. 69 a resident of Aurora, Colorado he was Born June 28, 1946 in North Platte Nebraska and passed away on June 12, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. He is survived by his 2 sons Craig and Brett along with his wife Karen who he was married to for 3 months. He also has 2 brothers Leroy Cooper of North Platte and Richard Cooper of North Platte and 2 sister Linda Bunce of Centennial, Colorado and Laurie Cooper of North Platte and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in Death by his wife of 32 years Betty L Cooper, his father Raymond L Cooper and his mother Leora Cooper.
Retired in 2000 from Brotherhood Maintenance of Way/Teamster as an Assistance Chairman for 13 years. Prior Raymond work for Union Pacific Rail Road for 19 years. He was in the Army and served in the Vietnam War.
Raymond was a member of the Eagles, VFW, Moose Lodge, United States Bowling Association, and National Street Rod Association. He was also a past President of Midwest Street Association of Omaha.
He was always helping neighbors, friends work on the vehicles. He had major pride in his 1935 Chevy Street rod that he built from the ground up and drive to car shows on the weekends. He always loved to bowl, tell jokes and make people laugh and enjoyed life along with loving his dogs. His favorite football teams were Nebraska and the Denver Broncos.
Services will be 10:00 am Friday, June 17, 2016 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.