Carol Shearer, 74, of North Platte, passed away August 20, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 10, 1942, in Ogallala to George and Gertrude (Harris) Cross. Carol graduated from Arthur High School in 1960. She was united in marriage to Donald Lee Shearer in 1972 at Grant and moved to Brady that same year. She lived in Brady for 17 years where they owned and operated Stuckey’s and moved to North Platte for the past 26 years. She was also employed by Hehnke’s in Paxton, Sixth Street, Country General and The Dollar Store, retiring in 2011. She was a member of the Eagles Club. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a stepson, Doug Shearer; granddaughter, Erin Shearer; and niece, Karen Kramer. She is survived by daughter, Julie (Mike) Snider of North Platte; stepson, Dondi (Ronda) Shearer of Kearney; brothers, Jay (Janet) Cross of Menlo Park, California and Gary (Judy) Cross of Ogallala; sisters, Ann (Bob) Kramer of North Platte and Marge (Leonard) Sherman of Loveland, Colorado; granddaughters, Heather (Jordan Warner) Shearer of Cozad, Mandy (Benny Torrez) Snider of Twin Falls, Idaho and Brooke Shearer of Kearney; grandsons, Devin (Brittany Pochop) Dunbar and Drew Dunbar both of North Platte; great grandchildren, Dylan, Elaina and Jaxon of North Platte and Twin Falls, Idaho; also many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made in her memory. A celebration of Carol’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, at First United Methodist Church. Dinner will follow at the Eagles Club. Private inurnment will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be shared at carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of arrangements
Michael Anthony Wolken, age 63 of Sutherland, passed away on Friday August 19, 2016 in Lincoln, NE after a 5 ½ year battle with cancer, surrounded by family.
Mike was born on December 6, 1952 in Paola, KS to Ralph and Shirley (Weiland) Wolken. After high school he served in the Navy from July of 1972 thru July of 1978. He married Laura Lea Rose at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Madison, NE on June 16, 1972. After being honorably discharged from the Navy he worked for 31 years for NPPD at CNS and GGS. Mike was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in North Platte and a past member of the Lions Club in Hershey. He loved his family, always attending his children’s and grandchildren’s events. His favorite passion was fishing with his highlight being the annual sons & brothers fishing trip.
Mike is survived by his wife Laura of 44 years, children Jermi (Jenni) Wolken of Donnellson, IA, Shane Wolken of Hershey, NE, Brian (Lisa) Wolken of Overland Park, KS; grandchildren Jessica, Jacob, Sydney, MacKenzie, Bradley and Rory; parents Ralph and Shirley Wolken of Stanton, NE; siblings Doug (Lisa) Wolken of Madison, NE, Gary (Karen) Wolken of Meadow Grove, NE, Eugene (Paula) Wolken of Madison, NE, Randy (Kim) Wolken of Plainview, NE, Daniel (Janet) Wolken of Madison, NE; sisters-in-laws Lorraine (Peter) Goldstein of Colorado Springs, CO, Linda (Ken) Strasburg of Albuquerque, NM, Lynn (Tom) Roginski of Aurora, CO; as well as 22 nieces and nephews, other extended family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by nephews Alex Wolken, Adam Wolken, Grant Wolken; Danny Goldstein; and in-laws Gerald and Glena Rose.
Memorials are suggested in his name for donation to the Callahan Cancer Center and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com. The Christian Wake Service will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday August 25, 2016 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Friday August 26, 2016 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with the Reverend James Novakowski as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Ft. McPherson Nation Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday August, 25, 2016 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Jean LaVaughn Peterson, age 93, of North Platte, died August 21, 2016 at Great Plains Health. Memorial graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Friday September 2, 2016 at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell with Job Vigil officiating. Register book signing will be Thursday September 1, 2016 from 9 -5 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.
Esther L. (Walker) Sellers, age 91 of Maywood, passed away August 18, 2016 at Great Plains Health. She was born November 11, 1924 at Thornberg, NE to Raymond and Mae (Ruppert) Walker. Esther lived most of her life in the Wellfleet and Maywood area. She was united in marriage to Lawrence “Mutt” Sellers on May 18, 1946. To this union five children were born. She worked as a cook at the Maywood Public School for more than 20 years. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Lawerence, sister; Veda (Loren) Baxter, nephew; Duane Owens, sister and brother in-laws; Lois (Loren) Hall, Vernon (Shirley) Sellers, Ercil (Vera) Sellers, Harrison (Marion) Sellers, Donna Coykendall, and Stanley Sellers, son-in-law; James Kummer, daughter-in-law; Stacy Sellers, and granddaughter; Stacy Sellers. Survivors include her sons; Wayne (Colleen) Sellers of Curtis, Lynn (Cindy) Sellers of O’Neill, NE, Paul Sellers of McCook, and Bruce Sellers of Ft. Collins, CO, and daughter; Sharon Kummer of McCook, sister; Ardell Wilkie, brother and sister-in-law; Orval Coykendall and Devona Sellers, many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2016 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Curtis-Maywood EMT’S
Clayton Hydo Sr., 81, of North Platte, passed away at his home on August 19, 2016. He was born April 15, 1935 at Wolbach, Nebraska to Clayton and Theresa (Myres) Barr. He attended school in Grand Island. He enlisted in the Army on November 4, 1952 and was stationed in Korea. He was united in marriage to Doris Emmons on April 8, 1955 at Lebanon, KS. Clayton was employed by the Union Pacific Railroad and retired in 2000. He was a body repair man and painter. He was an Eagles Club Trustee and a volunteer for the VFW. Clayton was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John (Frances) Hydo; sisters, Angela Rezac, Mildred Robinson and Joanne Cram. He is survived by his wife, Doris; son, Clayton L. Jr. (Nancy) Hydo; daughter, Joleen Hydo Bedwell; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Memorials are suggested to The Senior Center or the Alzheimer’s Walk. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Cremation was chosen. Private family memorial graveside services will be held at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so Monday and Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which is in charge of arrangement
Vern Allan Haase, age 79, of North Platte, NE, passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, in North Platte.
Vern was born in 1936, to Dean Ritter and Mable Carolyn Diener Haase in North Platte where he grew up. He graduated from North Platte High School in 1954 then went on to receive his Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration from McCook Community College in 1956. Vern returned to North Platte and went to work for Mac’s Hardware until 1959 when he joined the U.S. Army.
Following his discharge in 1962, Vern returned to his position at Mac’s Hardware, which eventually became Ace Hardware. Vern was co-owner of Ace Hardware until 2005 when the store was sold and he retired.
He was a member of the North Platte J.C.’s, B.P.O. Elk’s #985 and P.R. Halligan Post #163 American Legion. Vern enjoyed spending his time fishing at the lake, reading, building miniature steam engines and model trains. Vern was also talented in music. In high school, he received honors for playing the drums and later was lead guitarist with a local country music band, Hadley Barrett and the Westerners.
Vern is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Haase and Julie Haase, both of Omaha, NE; sister, Shirley Turner, of North Platte; niece, Angela Turner, of Grand Island, NE; nephews, Steven (Debbie) Turner, of Frisco, CO, and Timothy Turner, of North Platte; and other family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dean and Carolyn.
Funeral Service will be 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore with Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, which is in charge of arrangements. The casket will be closed the day of the service. Condolences may also be shared at odeanchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to NET Television.
Shirley Ann White, 81, of North Platte passed away August 18, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family.
She was born on November 19, 1934 in McCook, Nebraska to Edward Otis and Delsie (Simmons) Dike. Shirley grew up in McCook, graduating from McCook High School in 1952. On November 18, 1956 she married Raymond Clinton White in Brady, NE, and celebrated 50 years of marriage before Raymond’s death in 2007. The couple lived in North Platte where Shirley worked at the North Platte Telegraph, retiring in 1990 after 17 years of service. She also worked at Sitel and Advantage Direct.
Shirley was a founding member of Calvary Baptist Church. Her family was the center of her life, especially her grandchildren. She was an excellent cook who never knew a stranger.
Survivors include her children, James (Lynn) Dike of Manassas, VA, Charlotte Jackson of North Platte, Cathy (Shorty) Kramer of Stapleton, Susan (Mick Hamel) Little, Lee (Bill) Durand, and Jennifer (Rob) Drake all of North Platte; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Dennis (Gloria) Dike of Sacramento, CA; daughter-in-law, Elisa White of Minnesota; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends; special friends, Sharon Neal, Carolyn Pease, and Darlene Williams.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Edward and infant Fredrick; sisters, Verla Hutchinson, Peggy Jeffers, Helen Flowers, Joanne Moore, and Ona Shepherd; and brothers, Murray and Jerry.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Reverend Gordon Rhodes officiating. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.
Constance “Connie” Jean Hemphill passed away August 12, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN, in the presence of her children. She was born to Troy and Louise (Bartlett) Fonda on October 11, 1930 in Hot Springs, South Dakota. After completing first grade in Edgemont, SD she moved with her family to Pavillion, WY where she graduated as valedictorian from high school there. She attended the University of Wyoming, receiving a Secretarial Degree. She was married to Ronald D. Hemphill in 1949 in Oconto, NE. He preceded her in death due to cancer in 1981. They had three children, Gary, Randy, and Tanya. Connie worked in the secretarial field and when the children were all in elementary school she returned to college where she earned her B.A. in Education degree magna cum laude, and later a M.S. degree from Kearney State College. She taught high school business education for several years in Gordon, Sumner, and Maxwell, NE, and then finished her teaching career at North Platte Jr. College in North Platte, NE. After retiring she spent over 10 years in Florence, AZ with her loving and devoted companion Fred L. Cotton. Connie belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary for over 66 years, royal Chapter of the Eastern Star, Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and the Nebraska Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed volunteering in several areas and also loved to read, do puzzles, crafts, paint, dance, and play the organ.
She leaves her three children, Gary (Becky) of Omaha, NE, Randy (Pam) of Fort Collins, CO, and Tanya (Don Jensen) of St. Anthony, MN; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 step-grandsons; and 5 step-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband Ron.
Graveside services were held at Fort McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, NE where she was buried beside her husband Ron. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bernice Krajewski, age 82, of North Platte, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Centennial Park. She was born September 12, 1933 at Rockville, Nebraska to Phillip and Teresa (Slobaszewski) Goc. She attended school at Ashton, Nebraska and was united in marriage to David D. Krajewski on October 4, 1952. Bernice was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Survivors include her son; Tony, of North Platte, grandchildren; Josh, KrissAnn and Jacob. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother; Julius Goc and sister; Dorothy Luce. Private Services will be held at Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is suggested to American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Dean Raymond Sinden, 80, of North Platte passed away August 14, 2016 at his home.
Dean was born September 1, 1935 in Steamboat Springs, CO to John and Harriet (Kelly) Sinden.
He graduated from High School in Steamboat Springs, and then ranched with his brother and father. On September 1, 1958 he married Corale Bishop. The two later dairied in Craig, CO, and Wellington, CO before moving to North Platte to farm with their son Gib. He sold his farm in November 2009, but continued to help his son through the years. The couple enjoyed wintering in Arizona the last 7 years. Dean loved farming and spending time with his family. He will be remembered for lifting up a room whenever he came in.
Survivors include his wife, Corale of North Platte; daughter, Phyllis (Jim) Meyer of Denver, CO; sons, Russell (Spring) Sinden of WA, and Gilbert (Kris) Sinden of North Platte, NE; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Joann Hagerman of OH; and a brother, Roger (Candyce) Sinden of Loveland, CO.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Roland and John.
Memorials may be made in his name and online condolences may be shared at www.adamsswanson.com.
Cremation was chosen and private family services will be held at a later date. Adams & Swanson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.