Obituaries

Tue
20
Nov

LaVonne Smith

LaVonne C. Smith, 66, died Tuesday, Nov. 20 at Henderson Health Care.
LaVonne was born Aug. 26, 1952, in Henderson to Richard and Ardith (Peters) Regier. She was raised in the Henderson and Hampton area and graduated from Hampton High School in 1970.
LaVonne attended business courses at Kearney State College and on April 8, 1972, married Terry W. Smith in Henderson at the Bethesda Mennonite Church. The couple lived in Hampton at the same residence for 46 years and seven months before Terry took her to the Henderson Care Center for her final days.

Mon
19
Nov

Raymond Belden

Raymond Belden, age 93, of York, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, at the Hearthstone in York.

A graveside memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at thef Scottsville Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com

Raymond Dean Belden, the son of Clarence and Edna (Daughtery) Belden, was born at Scottsville, Kansas, on April 18, 1925, and passed away at York, Nebraska, on Nov. 15, 2018, at the age of 93.

Ray served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He was enlisted from August 1944 and was honorable discharged in July 1946. 

Mon
12
Nov

Carol (Sims) LaBrie

Carol (Sims) LaBrie 74, of Doniphan died Thursday, Nov. 8 at home with her loving family by her side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Doniphan. Celebrant will be Fr. Adam Sughroue. Burial will follow in Cedarview Cemetery near Doniphan.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. followed by a rosary service at 7 p.m. on Friday at All Faiths Funeral Home, Grand Island.
Carol was born on Sept. 20, 1944 in Grand Island, daughter of Melvin and Leola (Griffin) Sims. A lifelong resident of central Nebraska, she graduated from Giltner High School class of 1962.

Thu
08
Nov

Amelia Kay Gallegos

Amelia Kay Gallegos, formerly of Aurora, passed away Nov. 3, 2018 in Texas.
Amelia known to friends and family by her middle name Kay was born Aug. 28, 1943 to Orville and Velma (Newlyn) Gray. She married LeRoy Gallegos Sept. 14, 1943. They had one child Eugene LeRoy “Bud”. Kay worked as a dispatcher for 35 years between Aurora Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office. Kay enjoyed time with family and friends, crocheting and other crafts.
Amelia Kay was proceeded in death by her parents, her brother James Gray and her husband.

Wed
07
Nov

Donald Dale "Sparky" Marco

Donald Dale Marco, 90 of Texas, “Sparky” lost a short but brave battle with cancer on Sept. 20, 2018 at his Texas home. Many thanks to his doctors, Encompass Hospice and especially to Audrey Glaser, who took care of him during his last days. Sparky passed from this world much as he lived, simply, peacefully, and surrounded by love.  Sparky Marco will be long remembered for his kindness, his humor, his wonderful stories, and his ability to befriend anyone he met.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Apfel Funeral Home, 1123 W 2nd St, Grand Island,  with a gathering of family and friends for a light lunch, pie and coffee (his favorite) and time of reminiscing and sharing stories about Sparky. Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in Grand Island Cemetery.
Apfel funeral Home is caring for the family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family for a memorial to the Pflugerville Senior Center.

Wed
07
Nov

Bernard "Bernie" Andreasen

Bernard “Bernie” Andreasen, 93, of Grand Island, formerly of Hordville, died Monday, Nov.  5, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Grand Island.  Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City.  Visitation will be Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Fridhem Lutheran Church in Hordville.  Burial will be in the Hordville Cemetery  in Hordville.
Bernie was born on June 17, 1925 in Berwyn, to Einer and Violet (Wrasse) Andreasen.  He grew up in the Marquette area and graduated from Marquette High School in 1942.  He  was united in marriage to Agnes Benson on June 20, 1946 in Hordville.  Bernie farmed for over 45 years and still went to the farm even after retirement.  Bernie and Agnes moved to Grand Island in 1987 and Bernie started a stump grinding business.  He enjoyed this business very much and continued it until he was 80 years old.  

Tue
06
Nov

Harry A. Wessels

Harry A. Wessels, 87, of Aurora, formerly of Grand Island, passed away on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.
Service and celebration of Harry’s life will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at All Faiths Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors provided by the United States Army and Grand Island Veterans Honor Guard.  Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at the funeral home.

Mon
05
Nov

David Imus

David O. Imus, 85, of Wolbach died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul.  Roger Grim will officiate.  Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery in Wolbach.  
Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 9 from 5-8 p.m. at Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul.
Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.
Dave was born on Aug. 31, 1933 in Nance County near Fullerton to Clyde and Mabel (Kurth) Imus.
He was raised in Belgrade and attended Belgrade Schools where he graduated in 1951.  He then worked with his father on the farm.
In 1955 he entered the U.S. Army, transferring to the Navy in 1956.  He served until receiving his discharge in 1961.
After his military service, Dave returned to farming near Belgrade.
He was united in marriage to Judith Janc on Aug. 23, 1958 in Lincoln.

Mon
05
Nov

Mary Ann Rath

Mary Ann (Buller) Rath, age 89, of Aurora, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Memorial Community Care.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m, Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Stockham Community Church.  Rev. Paul Nauman and Pastor Vance Christie will officiate. Burial Service will be held at 9:45 a.m. at the Stockham Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Higby-McQuiston Mortuary in Aurora.  Memorials may be made in care of the family to be designated at a later date.  Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.
Mary Ann Rath, the daughter of John D. and Dora (Doell) Buller, was born in York County near Bradshaw, on Oct. 31, 1929 and passed away in Aurora, on Nov. 4, 2018, at the age of 89.

Mon
05
Nov

Marilyn Joyce Adam

Marilyn (Joyce) Adam died Oct. 22, 2018 at her home in rural Ravenna, at age 83. Services were held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Ravenna.
Survivors include: two daughters and their spouses and four granddaughters. Also surviving are her sisters, Bonita Wendt of Giltner, Rose Marie Warren and Margaret Schneider of Aurora, and sister-in-law, Karen Joyce Tessman of Stockham.

 

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