Gothenburg Resident: Barbara Jean Stull, age 85 (1929-2014)
Barbara Stull, 85, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died October 17th, 2014, in Gothenburg.
Barbara Jean Stull was born March 27th, 1929, to Vollard and Zella Lamb of Willow Island, Nebraska.
She attended and graduated from Gothenburg High School. She was united in marriage on March 2nd, 1946, to Tobe (Francis) Stull of Gothenburg, where they made their home. In this union they had three children. Barb worked in hospitals and later worked as an in home care provider until her health would no longer allow it. She became very close to the people she cared for and spoke often of them and their families.
Barb is survived by a daughter, Barbara Herrmann of Lexington, Nebraska; a son, Brad (Kathy) Stull of Gothenburg; two grandchildren, Tobey Stull of Cozad, Nebraska; Angela (Todd) Hiker of Estes Park, Colorado; ten great-grandchildren, Jade, Kayla, Chestney, Cassie (Alberto), Sarah, Sam and Mitch (Becky), Justin; five great-great-grandchildren, Serenity, Eden, Wyatt, Isaac and Sarinah; one sister, Ruth White of Lexington.
Preceding Barb in death are her parents; husband, Francis (Tobe) Stull; son, Grant Stull; grandchildren Tammie, Bobbie, Terry; great-grandchild Madison; two brothers, Warren (Mary Jean) and Bob (Ilene) Lamb of Gothenburg; two sisters Agnes (Bill) Williams of Cozad and Francis Roach of Omaha.
Barb’s final days were at Hilltop Nursing Home in Gothenburg, Nebraska. Although her days were long and confusing to her we feel she was given the best care possible under the circumstances and wish to thank everyone at Hilltop, Dr. Bartruff and staff and Hospice.
At Barb’s request there will not be funeral services; a quiet graveside service with family will be at a later date.
Gothenburg Resident: Dale Hansen, age 81 (1933-2014)
Dale Hansen, 81, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died October 14th, 2014, at his home.
He was born August 10th, 1933, in Wolbach, Nebraska, son of Hans and Freda (Stoffel) Foster.
Dale grew up in Casper, Wyoming and Pierce, Colorado. In 1949 he moved to Wolbach where he farmed with his granddad. He later worked as a meat cutter for 25 years at Ford Pack at Grand Island and was a business owner. Dale married Rhonda Scott on December 26th, 1975, at Kearney, Nebraska. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, teaching them to drive, fish and other fun things.
Surviving are wife and best friend for 38 years, Rhonda Hansen of Gothenburg; two sons, John (Karen) Hansen, Wesley (Annie) Hansen; four daughters, Jacqueline (Jerry Somlik) Hansen, Connie Hansen, Debra Hansen, Nancy (Mike) James; sister, Jean Staurt; 19 grandchildren, Johnathan (Heather) Bodfield, Jacqueline Bodfield, Jacob Bodfield, Jessica Bodfield, Sonja Johnson, Lance Bodfield, Abigail Hansen, Elizabeth Stryker, Katie Stryker, Desiray Stryker, Jared Hansen, Shane Hansen, Grant Hansen, Helen Rase, Stephen Rase, Tyler Hansen, Kylie Hansen, Austen Hansen and Joe James; four great grandchildren, Nevah Bodfield, Paisley Bodfield, Adelynn Bodfield, Aubrey Johnson and a special pet, Dora.
Dale was preceded in death by his father and step-mother Hans and Evelyn Hansen; his mother and step-father Freda (Steven) Foster; daughter, Melissa Glass and great-grandson super hero, Jet Hansen.
Memorial Services were held on at 11 a.m., Monday, October 20th, 2014, at Zion Lutheran Church.
Interment will take place at a later date in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Gothenburg, NE.
Memorials may be given to the Hansen Family, 41521 E. Hwy 30, Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Cozad Resident: Patsy L. Roenfeldt, age 69 (1945-2014)
Patsy L. Roenfeldt, 69, of Cozad, Nebraska, passed away October 11th, 2014, at Cozad Community Hospital.
Patsy was born March 21st, 1945, in Lexington, Nebraska, to Frank and Dessie (Rakestraw) Batie. She attended school in Cozad and graduated with the class of 1963. Patsy went to work for ESU 10 in Cozad performing Diagnostic Testing and as an administrative assistant for over 20 years.
She enjoyed reading, making crafts and doing crossword puzzles. Patsy was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother and cherished time spent with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Faith E. Batie.
Patsy is lovingly survived by her children, Todd Roenfeldt of Chadron, Nicholas (Brandy) Roenfeldt of Imperial, Wendy Loving (Jason Last) of North Platte and Scott (Yvette) Roenfeldt of Centennial, Colorado; 10 grandchildren, Christopher, Amanda, Trevor (Ali), Tyler (Jade), Tanner, Shaun, Jessica, Kaila, Kyle and Braeden; two great grandchildren, Jaxon and Sophia; one sister, Sharon Batie; brother-in-law Bob (Connie) Roenfeldt; former daughter-in-law Angie (Roger) Johnson; special friend Jan Ratzlaff of York, Nebraska and many other relatives and friends.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 25th, 2014, at 9 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Ethel Fox officiating.
A private family inurnment will be held prior to the service. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.
A memorial has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials Are Suggested: James Joseph Grady, age 70 (1943-2014)
James Joseph Grady, 70, of Sutton, Nebraska, died Friday, October 10th, 2014, at Fairview Manor in Fairmont, Nebraska.
James Joseph Grady was born on October 13th, 1943, to Floyd E. and Augustina V. (Broskoske) Grady in Queens, New York City, New York. He was the second of six children. When Jim was five, the family moved to North Platte, Nebraska, where his father was the hospital administrator and his mother was an RN. The family lived in North Platte, Bridgeport, Cozad and Broken Bow, Nebraska as his father pursued his hospital administration career. Jim graduated from Cozad High School in 1961 and from Kearney State College in 1968 with a BS in Physical Science Education.
He married Carole Jane (Cushing) on January 26th, 1968. The couple taught in several schools, including Walthill, Nebraska; Herndon, Kansas; the Rosebud Reservation headquartered in Mission, South Dakota; Newcastle, Nebraska and Stanton, Nebraska; the latter which was for 21 years. His last teaching position was from 2002 to 2004 in Sutton. He retired in 2004 due to ill health. Jim has resided in a nursing facility since 2010.
Jim was an active member of Stanton Rescue Squad for 16 years; Stanton Public Library Board; Stanton and Sutton Education Associations and Nebraska State Education Association. He was also a member of the Way of Grace Fellowship of Sutton. Jim wrote poetry and belonged to Chaparral Poets and Spindrift Poets clubs.
James is survived by his wife, Carole of Sutton; three sons, Richard of Omaha, Nebraska; Mitchell (Melissa) of Anaconda, Montana; William of Denver, Colorado; three granddaughters, Blythe Grady of Omaha; Esme and Iris Grady of Anaconda, Montana; sister, Susan (Dennis) Bristol of Omaha; brother, Frederic of Stanton; three nephews and their families, David (Carlota), Joseph (Stephanie) and Michael Bristol.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his daughter, Karen, stillborn in 1972; his brother, Charles, in 1975; his brother, Floyd, in 1986; his sister, Marianne, in 1997 and a niece, Danielle, in 2000.
Memorial services were held, Wednesday, October 15th, 2014, at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, with Rev. Martha Nordt officiating.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Stanton, NE Rescue Squad or the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com.
Cozad Resident: Barbara “Barbie” Wolfe, age 51 (1963-2014)
Barbara Jean “Barbie” Wolfe, of rural Cozad, Midway Lake, Nebraska, died Monday, October 13th, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 16th, 1963, in Gothenburg, Nebraska, to Ronald Dean and Evelyn (Bennett) Harvey.
She attended school and graduated from Gothenburg High School with the Class of 1981. After high school she married Tom Wolfe on May 23rd, 1981, in Gothenburg at the Evangelical Free Church. Two children were blessed to this marriage; Amber and Derek.
During Barbie’s working years she worked at Margie’s Day Care.
The family moved to North Loup for two years where she worked at The Popcorn Factory. The family then moved to Cozad where she started working at Co-op Fertilizer as a secretary for eight years.
She then managed the Cozad Medical Clinic, worked at the Wellness Center where she taught the Silver Sneaker’s Exercise Group where she made lifelong friends. She also cleaned houses.
Barbie was attending nursing school when her health took a turn for the worst and she had to stop her schooling.
Barbie loved snow skiing, four-wheeling, cruising around on her moped and riding motorcycles.
She also loved hunting with her dad. She was a Motocross mom and loved following her kids to their competitions. She also loved shopping, traveling to the Junk Jaunts and garage sales.
Her special talent was helping people, being with her family and her grandchildren.
She will be so very missed by all who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her husband; Tom of Midway Lake; son, Derek and wife Brooke Wolfe of Cozad, Nebraska; daughter, Amber and husband Bill Montoya of Cozad; sister by love, Vicky and husband Rick Foote of Omaha, Nebraska; four grandchildren; Zeth, Arianna, Roklyn and Kori; three uncles, George and wife Peggy Harvey of Columbus, Nebraska; Don and wife Deb Harvey of Gothenburg and Jim Harvey of Gothenburg; two aunts, Dorothy Andrews of Gothenburg; Sharon and husband Fred Engberg of Joplin, Missouri; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Millie and husband Rob Speck of Omaha, Nebraska, George and wife Annette Wolfe of Seward, Nebraska, Susan Anderson of Eddyville, Nebraska and Greg and wife Deanna Wolfe of Eddyville; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends and special friends from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Barbie was preceded in death by her parents; aunts, Beverly Earl and Rosie Rhinehart; and, great-aunt, Katherine Bennett.
Funeral Services will be held (today) Thursday, October 16th, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Evangelical Free Church in Gothenburg with Pastor Larry Thomas officiating.
Burial will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to ALS in the Heartland.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington assisted the family with arrangements.
Please forward online condolences to the family through reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.