Former Area Resident: Leona “Toby” Dunlap, age 95 (1919-2015)

Leona Marie “Toby” (Shuler) Dunlap, 95, of San Jose, California, formerly of Cozad, Nebraska and Kearney, Nebraska, died Thursday, March 26th, 2015, in San Jose. She was born September 26th, 1919, in Cozad to Charley and Reta Shuler. She married Harold “Dale” Dunlap, who died in 1981.
Survivors include her children, Sharon Gakin of Washington and Gene “Jason” Dunlap, Marilyn Bailey and Alan Dunlap, all of San Jose; nine grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
A burial was held March 31st, 2015. at Los Gatos Memorial Park in San Jose, California.

Gothenburg Resident: Annette Miller, age 50 (1965-2015)

Annette Miller, 50, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died April 16th, 2015, in Gothenburg.
She was born March 13th, 1965, in East Chicago, Indiana, daughter of Eleuterio “Ted” Layton Jr. and Olga (Garza) Layton.
Annette lived in Gary, Indiana, until she was 12, then she moved to Denver where she lived until moving to Gothenburg in 1987. She married Jerry Miller April 7th, 1985, at Denver, Colorado. She enjoyed painting, music, and collecting things. She loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids.
Surviving are husband, Jerry Miller of Gothenburg; daughter, Heather Miller of Gothenburg; step-sons, Cody Miller of Grand Island and Shane (Becky) Miller of Gothenburg; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson, Damien; her parents, Olga and Pete Geuardiola of Gary, Indiana; brother, Tony Layton of Edinburg, Texas; sister, Diane Butler of Gary; mother-in-law, Ruth Miller of Gothenburg; father, Eleuterio “Ted” Layton Jr. of Edinburg and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Annette was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Earl Miller; her grandparents, Aurora and Robert Garza and Dolores and Eleuterio Layton Sr; a sister-in-law, Diane Janssen; brother-in-law, Joey Butler and several aunts and uncles.
Memorial services will be held (today) at Zion Lutheran Church, Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Carol Mapa officiating.
Memorials may be given to the to the family to be determined at a later time. To sign the online guest book, go to

Lexington Resident: Viola L. Woodside, age 76 (1938-2015)

Viola L. Woodside, 76, of Lexington, Nebraska, was called home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 16th, 2015, at Lexington Regional Health Center.
Viola was born August 12th, 1938, the 6th child to Axel Harold and Rosa Karoline Josephine (Schwarz) Woodside. There were 12 children in the family.
She attended school in Lexington, graduating with the class of 1957. Viola spent her life working up until the day she went to the hospital for the last time. She held a variety of jobs throughout the years; which included, Lexington Laundry, Sperry New Holland and most recently Plum Creek Care Center. Viola was very proud of the fact she missed very few days of work during her career.
She was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran church in Lexington.
Viola was an avid game player. She took great pleasure in beating you at a game of marbles, outscoring you in Yahtzee, or shouting ‘Bingo’ before you at the many local area bingo games she attended. When at home, Solitaire was the game she played to compete against herself. Such an avid Bingo player, that in the hospital she insisted that Donnie go down to the Grand Generation Center to let them know she wouldn’t be attending that night. He reassured her that would be accomplished when she didn’t show up.
Viola is survived by her children; Lisa (Gordon) Peters of Aurora, Nebraska, Donnie (Melissa “Pete”) Woodside of Lexington; three granddaughters, Andrea Peters (and fiancé Eric Hunnicutt) of Aurora, Nebraska; Jaylen Peters of Aurora and China Woodside of Lexington; three brothers, Mick (Rita) Woodside of Kearney, Nebraska, Wayne (Pat) Woodside of Odessa, Nebraska and Bernard (Judy) Woodside of Holdrege, Nebraska. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.
Viola was preceded in death by her parents, Axel and Rosa; grandson, Travis Peterson; granddaughter, Cynthia Woodside; one son-in-law; two sisters, Lena and Dorothy and six brothers, Leonard, Terry, Dick, Delbert, Paul and LeRoy.
Funeral Services were held Monday, April 20th, 2015, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington with Pastor Rob Kuefner officiating.
Burial followed in the Grace Cemetery near Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington assisted the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting:

Eustis Resident: Roger W. Monter, age 81 (1933-2015)

Roger W. Monter, 81, of Eustis, Nebraska, died Saturday, April 18th, 2015, at Lexington, Nebraska. Roger was born November 24th, 1933, at Arapahoe, Nebraska, to Otto and Minnie (Wendland) Monter. He graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1951.
Roger worked for NSW Construction running a caterpillar. He served in the US Air Force in Texas and Mississippi for two years and was honorably discharged in 1957.
On December 22nd, 1957, he married Ruth Toberer at Eustis, Nebraska. Roger and Ruth made their home north of Holbrook where he worked the family farm until 2008, when they moved to Eustis due to health issues.
Roger enjoyed fishing and bowling. He also liked to play cribbage and 4 point pitch. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, and cherished spending time with his grandchildren and attending their activities.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Eustis; children, Steve (Debbie) Monter of Cambridge and Joyce (Lynn) Young of Eustis; five grandchildren, Michael Monter of Cambridge, Sarah (Dave) Marshall of Omaha, Brooke (Joe) Lambert of Omaha, Kaitlyn Young of Lincoln, Shawn Young of Lincoln; five great-grandchildren, Mileeya Monter, Alena Marshall, Kiera Marshall, Mccoy Lambert and Lincoln Lambert; brother Bill (Mona) Monter of Elwood; brother-in-law, Kenny Toberer of Eustis; nieces, Jean Shrader, Sharon Carter, Brenda Monter and Lori Buchanan and numerous other family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Scott Allan; sister, Donna (Don) Shrader; nephews, Don Leo Shrader and Gary Monter.

Services will be held Friday, April 24th, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Eustis with Kathy Gundell, PMA officiating. Burial will be at the East Cemetery. Visitation will be (today) Thursday from 4 to 8 at St. John's Lutheran Church. Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials Are Suggested: Wayne E. Wolford, age 79 (1935-2015)

Wayne E. Wolford, 79, of Cozad, Nebraska, died April 16th, 2015 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Wayne was born east of Kearney on the family farm on July 19th, 1935, to Cecil M. and Leanda (Munson) Wolford. He graduated from Kearney High School with the class of 1952. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1958 with Bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering.
In 1955 he married Marcelene A. Innes in Kearney. To this union, three children were born, Steve, Greg and Jodi. Wayne and Marcey lived in Lincoln, Nebraska; Scottsbluff, Nebraska; Palatine, Illinois and in Cozad since 1969. Wayne worked for Martin Marietta in Scottsbluff, Portland Cement Association of Chicago, Paulsen Building and Supply of Cozad and he retired from Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District in 1997. Wayne was a member of The Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers, the Mid-States Chapter of Professional Engineers, the Cozad Elks Lodge, and the First Presbyterian Church of Cozad. He was a volunteer for the Red Cross, the Cozad Grand Generation Center, CASA and Meals on Wheels.
In his retirement Wayne enjoyed traveling by car, golfing, playing Bridge and Pinochle, fishing, reading, volunteering and listening to music. His most prized possession was his family.
He is survived by his children Steve (Danna) Wolford of Hastings; Greg (Pam) Wolford of McCook and Jodi (Mike) Kocher of Lincoln. His grandchildren are Megan (Karl) Launchbaugh; Neil (Whitney) Wolford; Adam (Sarah) Wolford; Kate (Jake) Wawrzynkiewicz; Philip Kocher and fiancée Elizabeth Christensen; Ted Kocher, Erin Kocher and Sarah Kocher. His great grandchildren are Alexis Longshore, Harper Launchbaugh, Marceline and Silas Wolford and Noah Wawrzynkiewicz.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother and sister and his wife, Marcelene in 2010.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Karen Woo officiating. Inurnment followed at Fairview Cemetery, south of Cozad.
A memorial has been established in his memory. Online condolences may be shared at

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