Robert V. Grosvenor, 84, of Jefferson City, Mo. died Sunday, October 19, 2014, at St. Mary’s Health Center. He was born on May 5, 1930, in Aurora, the son of the late Verne and Helen Gertrude Pence Grosvenor. He was married on June 8, 1958 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Janice Elaine Trimble who survives at the home. A 1948 graduate of Aurora High School, he attended Doane College in Crete. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the cavalry. He retired as an executive with Sinclair Oil Company with whom he had served in Rapids City, South Dakota, Omaha and Lincoln. Following retirement in 1979 the couple moved to Lake of the Ozarks which they enjoyed very much. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church where he served as an usher and was active in Yesterday’s Kids; Shiloh Lodge No. 327, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Omaha; and Winterset Dance Club at Lake of the Ozarks.
Emil Joseph Kluck Jr., 88 years old of Everett, WA passed away quietly on Wednesday, October 15 in Everett, Washington. The funeral will be held October 25 at 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Yakima, WA. Monsignor Ecker officiated. Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetary in Yakima, WA. A Rosary Service will be held on Friday, October 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Langevin Mussetter Funeral Home. Emil was born April 10, 1926 to Emil Sr. and Mary Rose (Chott) Kluck. Emil was currently married to Joan Morrissey Kluck. He met Mary Helen Gray at the St. Paul’s young people’s group in 1952 and they married on June 20, 1953. They raised four children together. In 1967, Emil moved the family to Ellensburg, WA. In April 1970, Mary Helen passed away.
Marie Peters, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother was born on December 23, 1914, to Cornelius and Katherina (Peters) Koop at their farm home near Henderson. She went home to be with her Lord on October 19, 2014, reaching the age of 99 years. She accepted Christ as her personal savior and was baptized on May 21, 1934 by Rev. John F. Epp. She joined the Bethesda Church where she remained a faithful member until her death, helping with Sunday school teaching and was an active member of Mission Circle I, working on the relief committee. On April 20, 1941, Mom was united in marriage to Henry O. Peters, sharing almost 55 years of wedded bliss. To this union were born four children: Patricia, Eleanor, Linda and Larry.
Patricia Ann (Schrock) Juett, 80 of Grand Island died Sunday, October 19 at Prairie Winds Assisted Living Community at Doniphan. Celebration of life service was held Wednesday at All Faiths Funeral Home. Pastor Jay Towell officiated. Burial of ashes was in the Grand Island Cemetery. Patricia (Pat) was born February 26, 1934 at Shelton, the daughter of George and Rosie (Sadd) Ellis. Survivors include her children, Ted (Debbie) Schrock of Murrieta, CA, Jolene Schrock of Grand Island and Melody (Josh) Sage of Giltner and sister, Jeanne Stark of Hastings. Those also left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren, Samantha Schrock (Petzoldt), Catrina Schrock, Jon Schrock, Jr., Maggie Schrock (Lees), Jeramiah Schrock, Travis Schrock, Levi Schrock, Matthew Schrock, C.J. Hawthorne, Chandler Williams and Emma Wray and 13 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Jon Schrock and brothers, Tommy and George Ellis.
Thomas Murray Campbell, age 95, of Murfreesboro died Saturday October 18, 2014. He was a native of Giltner, and graduate of the University of Nebraska. Murray was an aviator and retired from the United States Navy after 25 years of service with the rank of commander. He had worked in Manufacturing Sales after retiring from the service. Mr. Campbell was preceded in death by his wife Florence Campbell, parents Lloyd and Gladys Campbell, brother Donald Campbell, and sister Marian Barger. Mr. Campbell is survived by his children Gary Campbell and wife Mary Kay of Illinois, Robert Campbell of Nashville, Tom Campbell and wife Jane of Murfreesboro, Cindy Goldsby and husband Tal of Arkansas, grandchildren Jacob, Heather, Audrey, Talmadge, Matthew, Kyle and Haden; great-grandchildren Jason, Jonathan, Olivia, and Tiner; sister, Glee Volk of Wyoming and brother Rod Campbell of Illinois.
Annetta Pauline Hitzemann, 95, of Tecumseh, (formerly of rural Elk Creek), passed away October 14, 2014 at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh. She was born to George W. and Bertha Pauline (Geyer) Burow in rural Nemaha County. She was baptized March 23, 1919 and confirmed September 18, 1937 at St. James Lutheran Church, rural Humboldt. Annetta attended Grove School in rural Nemaha County through the eighth grade. She was united in marriage to Elmer Hitzemann on September 5, 1940 at St. James Lutheran Church. To this union two children were born, LaVelle and Dianne. Annetta was an involved homemaker and farm wife. She also worked outside of her home as a cook at the Elk Creek Public School and at Scotty’s Grocery in Elk Creek.
Iola Mae Lantzer, age 96, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Memorial Community Care. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, October 13 at the Pleasant View Bible Church in Aurora. Graveside services will be held prior to the service at the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Iola Mae Lantzer, the daughter of James E. and Evelyn (Morss) Reisinger, was born on a farm near Hampton, on February 20, 1918 and passed away in Aurora, on October 9, 2014, at the age of 96. Iola started school north of Hampton. When she was seven years old the family moved to a farm southwest of Aurora, where she graduated from District #87 school. She then helped her parents with farming and did domestic work.
Former rural Clay Center resident Doris Mae Mihm, 87, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Aurora. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at the United Church of Christ in Clay Center, with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at the Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 1-8 p.m., with the family present from 4-7 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center. Memorials may be directed to the United Church of Christ in Clay Center, the Clay Center Super Seniors, or the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation. Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com.
Marvin Addison, age 81, of Hampton passed away on October 4, 2014 at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, October 8 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Aurora. Rev. Sheryl Kester Beyer will officiate. No Visitation. Inurnment will be in the Hampton Cemetery. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Marvin Lee Addison, the son of Casper and Amber (Baker) Addison, was born in O’Neill, on September 12, 1933 and passed away in Grand Island, on October 4, 2014, at the age of 81. Marvin grew up in Atkinson and graduated from Atkinson High School. Marvin served in the U.S. Army from 1952-55 during the Korean Conflict.
Linley Berck, age 96, of Aurora, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Memorial Community Care. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, October 8 at Faith Community Church in Aurora. Rev. Bob Gannon will officiate. Interment will be in the Richland Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com. Linley Wayne Berck, the son of John P. and Lyda M. (Kruse) Berck was born on October 11, 1917 at rural Gresham, and passed away on October 2, 2014 in Aurora, at the age of 96. Linley grew up in Polk County and graduated from Marquette High School in 1936.