Cozad Resident: Walter Penner (1930-2016)

  Walter N. 'Thunderbird' Penner passed away April 18th, 2016 at his home in Cozad at the age of 86.  
  Cremation was chosen.  
  A memorial service was held Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Rodney Mohler officiating.  Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad was in charge of arrangements.

Cozad Resident: Bethel Hild (1922-2016)

  Bethel B. Hild of Cozad passed away April 25th, 2016 at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital at the age of 93.  Bethel was born August 5, 1922 at Archer, Nebraska to John and Anna (Curtis) Rawlings.  She graduated from Archer High School.  Bethel assisted her father in showing his prize Belgian horses at the State Fair.  The family would sleep in the horse trailer.    
  On June 8th, 1941, Bethel married Robert A. Hild Sr. at Central City. They farmed north of Elm Creek and later moved to Cozad in 1949.  
  She had a drapery business out of her home for many years and enjoyed quilting.  Bethel was proud of her family and cherished time spent with them. She enjoyed birthday parties in the park and  traditional picnics.  Bethel loved to organize and plan family gatherings, delegating specific jobs to each family member.  She will be missed by all who knew her.    
  Bethel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; sisters, Lillie Standard, Nita Watkins, Gertrude Williams, Pauline Mapes and Opal Neel; brothers, Leonard Rawlings, Cecil Rawlings, and John Rawlings; grandson, Jason Ardale and daughter-in-law, Karon Hild.  Survivors include her son, Robert (Donna) Hild Jr. of Cozad; daughter, Patricia (Kent) Anderson of Brady; grandchildren, Scott Kolbo of Gothenburg, Lisa (Charles) Petska of Cozad, Chris (Beth) Anderson of McCook; great grandchildren, Ashley (Ashton) Hochstetler and Halie Petska; great great grandchildren, Aubrey, Austin and Ayden Hochstetler.  
  Memorials are suggested to the church. Online condolences may be shared at Services will be held Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jill Boyd officiating.  Burial will be at the Cozad Cemetery. Visitation was held Wednesday from 1 to 8 with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 at Berryman Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.  

Cozad Resident: Larry Kostman (1950-2016)

   Larry B. Kostman of Cozad passed away April 17th, 2016 at the Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 65.  Larry was born October 31st, 1950 at Lexington, Nebraska to Virgil and Genevieve (Walter) Kostman.  He attended school in Cozad. Following graduation, Larry went to work at Nebraska Plastics. He eventually went on to work at Monroe Auto, New Holland, Co-op and most recently, Alco. 
  Larry enjoyed being outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and target shooting. He was a NASCAR fan and loved spending time with his cats.  
  Larry was preceded in death by his parents.  
  Survivors include his brother, Darrel Kostman of Cozad; cousins and extended family.  Cremation was chosen.  A memorial service was held Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel. Berryman Funeral Home, was in charge of arrangements.

Cozad Resident: Frederick Dickerson (1924-2016)

  Frederick J. Dickerson, 91, of Cozad, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, at Golden Living Center in Cozad.
  He was born August 7th, 1924, in Livonia, Missouri, to John Frederick and Pearl (Henry) Dickerson. He grew up and attended school in Meade, Kansas, graduating from Meade High School with the class of 1942. He then went on to further his education at Dodge City Junior College in Dodge City, Kansas. 
   Fred served his country during WWII in the Marine Corps. He served from August 17th, 1943, until his honorable discharge on April 26th, 1946. Following his time in the military he owned and operated a body shop in Meade. He was united in marriage to Arlene Williamson; two daughters were blessed to this marriage, Diane and Jo. He then was married to Margaret Vonkothen, and he welcomed her two daughters, Pam and Pat into the family. 
  He worked as an Insurance Adjuster. Quite an interesting fact about Fred is that he and Jim Christensen designed and built the golf course at Johnson Lake. He ran the golf club at Garden City, Kansas, and was the golf pro at Iola, Kansas. He then went back to being an insurance adjuster until he retired. Fred was quite the practical joker, and loved to golf. He built a cabin at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri using do-it-yourself help books from the library, which took five years and was quite an accomplishment. When his wife, Marge passed away, and his eyesight started to fail, he moved to Nebraska to be near his family. 
  Fred is survived by his daughters, Diane (Merlin) Richardson of Lexington, Nebraska, Jo (Marty) Fuchs of Fort Worth, Texas; two stepdaughters, Pam Hedlund of Lenexa, Kansas, and Pat Olinger of Kansas City, Kansas; one brother, Jim (Verla) Dickerson of Illinois; one sister, Florence McMicheal of Evansville, Indiana; four grandchildren, Nikki (Troy) Moats of Lexington, Nebraska, Sherri (Rich) Rima of Lexington, Nebraska, Mark Fuchs and Brian Fuchs of Fort Worth, Texas; several stepgrandchildren, Stacy, Kresten, Zack, Lisa, and Michelle; two great-grandchildren, McKinna Moats of Lexington, Nebraska and Dakota (Jessica) Rima of Lexington, Nebraska, one great-grandson, James Rima of Lexington, Nebraska; also surviving are nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
  Fred was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret; and brothers, Robert and John.
  It was Fred’s wishes his body be cremated. There will be no local service. Inurnment will be held at Johnson County Memorial Gardens in Overland Park, Kansas. 
  Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

Eddyville Resident: Joanne Cline (1972-2016)

 Joanne Delcina Cline, ‘JoJo’ was born on September 11th, 1972 to Jack and Dianne (Walker) Cline. JoJo passed away at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska on April 16th, 2016.
  JoJo graduated from Broomfield High School in Colorado and moved to Eddyville, Nebraska in 1994.
  JoJo was a very special young lady and will hold a special place in our hearts, she will be missed by many!
  JoJo is survived by her parents, Jack and Dianne Cline, sister, Louanne Cline and brothers, John Cline and Daniel Walker.
  Services were held on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Sumner. Food was served in the park in Sumner. Cards may be sent to Jack and Dianne Cline, P.O. Box 162, Eddyville, NE. 68834.

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