Memorials Suggested: Victor Foland (1952-2017)
Victor C. “Neal” Foland, 65, of Ravenna passed from his earthly home and ascended into the embrace of his Lord and Savior on Easter (Resurrection) Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney.
Memorial Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 21st, 2017 at the Congregational Church in Ravenna. Rev. Doug DeNeui will officiate. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will be at a later date. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.
Neal Foland was born in January 29th, 1952 to Victor and Lorraine Foland in Breakabeen, New York. He attended schools in Middleburgh, New York.
Neal moved to Nebraska in 1980 where he worked for a brief time for Chief Industries in Grand Island. He then worked for 32 years for the cheese plant in Ravenna as it changed from Ravenna Cheese to Mid-America Dairymen to DFA and lastly Leprino Foods. He was forced into early retirement in 2012 due to kidney failure.
Neal loved fishing, hunting, golf, bowling and of course, football; especially Nebraska Cornhusker games. He also liked softball, baseball (NY Mets) and attending his grandkids’ sporting events whenever he could.
He married Luella Hardee-Steele (Lou) in September of 1991 and together they spent 26 years watching their extended family flourish.
Survivors include his wife, Lou of Ravenna, three stepsons, Monte (Sondra) Steele of Ravenna, Craig (Angela) Steele of Moberly, Misouri, and Corbett Steele (Tanja Gressley) of Lincoln, two brothers, Martin (Myra) Foland of Hobart, New York and Jon Foland of Middlburgh, New York, two sisters, Carole (Henry) Haslun of Middleburgh. New York and Marietta (Dan) DeLaet of Middleburgh, New York, 15 step-great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, three brothers-in-law, Ivan (Jackie) Harwood of Fayettville, Arkansas and Kearney, Nebraska, Douglas (Doris) Hardee of Prairie Grove, Arkansas and Dennis (Dianne) Hardee of Cozad, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers-in-law, Donald Hardee, Robert Hardee and Marvin Hardee and numerous other family members.
Memorials are suggested to the family, designated to the Nebraska Kidney Foundation, Ravenna E.M.T.s or the donor’s choice.
The family requests casual dress for those attending the service.
Memorials Suggested: Donna Cantrell (1936-2016)
Donna Jean Cantrell, age 80, of Callaway, died Sunday, Easter morning, April 16th, 2017, at Callaway Good Life Center. Donna was born on November 24th, 1936, near Callaway, Nebraska to George E. and Dorothy M. (Booker) Morrison.
Donna grew up and attended schools in Callaway; Arnold; Lawton, Oklahoma; and Kimball. She graduated from Kimball High School in 1955, where she was Homecoming Queen in the fall of 1954. On April 29th, 1956, she married Jerald L. Cantrell in Callaway. They farmed and ranched northwest of Callaway for fifty-eight years. Donna was a member of the Callaway United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was also a member of the Busy Bee’s Extension Club and a Neighborhood Card Club.
Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Jerald; children, Beth (Randy) Kimball of Callaway, Jim (Kim) Cantrell of Gering, Brenda (Craig) Manley of Morrill, and Diane (Bruce) Spangler of Callaway; grandchildren, Stacey (Brian) Demery of Omaha, Brooke (Leroy Brown) Kimball of Lincoln, Sarah (Chauncey) Walker of Mitchell, Jodi Cantrell of Omaha, Ryan (Lesly) Manley of Minatare, Allison (Matt) Manzer of Omaha, Greg Spangler of Lincoln, Jenna (Chanc) McIntosh, and Steven (Erica Scheideler) Manley all of Broken Bow; great-grandchildren, Tre’, Kendall, Katelyn, Kyron, Conner, Carter, Wyatt and Scarlett; brothers; Fred (Marilyn) Morrison of O’Neill, and Robert (Pam) Morrison of Loveland, Colorado; aunts and uncle, Rose Hirsch of Broken Bow, Ruth Henderson, Bud (Wanda) Booker, and Shirley Booker-Reiker all of North Platte; and sister-in-law, Elaine Cantrell of Lexington.
Donna was preceded in death by her parents.
Her funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 20th, 2017, at the Callaway United Methodist Church with Pastor Shanon Williams officiating.
Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Callaway.
Visitation was Wednesday, at Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway.
Memorials have been established to the Callaway United Methodist Church and Callaway Good Life Center.
Her family would like to extend a special heartfelt thank you to everyone at the Good Life Center for the special care they provided through the years. As long as we have searched, through all the tears we’ve cried…, we’ve tried to find the reason for this long good-bye.
Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Memorials Suggested: Emma Stromberg (1919-2017)
Emma Alice Stromberg of Polk passed away peacefully on April 4th, 2017, in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born on March 14th, 1919, to Henry and Bertha (Harrison) Pickrel in Fullerton, Nebraska. Emma graduated from Clarks High School in 1937. Emma was united in marriage to Clyde Martin Stromberg on March 19th, 1938. To this union five children were born, Nancy Rice of Cozad, Gayle Stromberg of Clarks, Leon Stromberg (Helga) of Phillips, Carol Sagehorn of Grand Island, and Suzy (Ron) Meerkatz of Polk.
Emma was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church and the Women’s UMW. Emma and Clyde worked side by side on the family farm. She was an excellent homemaker who loved baking and sewing for her family.
Emma is survived by seven grandchildren: Kelly (Dennis) Worrell, Jodi (Victor) Padilla, Sandra (Colby) Elliot, Gerry Sagehorn, Ginger (Dan) Sloup, Kendra (Randy) Harless, and Heidi (Kevin) Scheutze. Sixteen great-grandchildren: Isaac (Jeannie) Worrell, Evan (Bailey) Worrell, Jordyn Worrell, Helena, Georgia and Jacob Elliot, Shelby and Hayden Griego, Cody and Natasha Sloup, Ashley Sagehorn Leitner and Craityn Sagehorn Mills, Cale and Claire Harless, Carter and Atley Schuetze; and several nieces and nephews; special caregivers her son Gayle and her niece Brenda Pauley.
She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde, son-in-law Gary Sagehorn, parents, and siblings Harold Pickrel, Edith (Pickrel) Maxson, Jim Pickrel, Kate Brown, Paul Pickrel, William Pickrel, Norma Pauley, Phyllis Hilderbrand, and Louise Pickrel.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Polk United Methodist Church on Saturday, April 22nd at 10:30 a.m. Please join the family at the Polk Community Hall following the service.
Memorials are suggested to the Polk Fire and Rescue or The Monarch (hospice facility) of Lincoln.
Gothenburg Resident: Bonny Dunphy (1942-2017)
Bonny (Kirstein) Dunphy, 74, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died April 11th, 2017 in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
She was born April 27th, 1942 in Neligh, Nebraska, daughter of Everett and Opal (Kraft) Kirstein at her grandparents home in Neligh, Nebraska. The family lived at Neligh until moving to Gothenburg in 1958. She graduated from Clarkson School of Nursing with her RN. Bonny worked for many years as a Registered Nurse in hospitals and nursing homes throughout their travels. She later worked as a phlebotomist for the Red Cross. Bonny married Thomas Charles Dunphy on February 13th, 1965 at Omaha, Nebraska and became an Air Force Wife for the next 28 years. They lived in Guam, Missouri, Hawaii, Illinois, Ohio, Germany, and California before returning to Gothenburg. Bonny was a member of the Catholic Church. Her hobbies included painting, crafts, knitting, crocheting, puzzles, and crossword puzzles.Bonny enjoyed attending auctions and going to garage sales.The most important of these was spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband Thomas Dunphy of Gothenburg; two sons, Thomas "Tommy" (Charity) Dunphy II of Gothenburg, Nebraska, Darren (Karen) Knoell of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Stephanie Rucker of Columbus, Ohio; seven grandchildren; Jordan Rucker, Cameron Rucker, Avery Dunphy, Bethany Dunphy, Brogan Dunphy, Oliver Knoell, Chloe Knoell; two sisters, Janet Ostendorf of Gothenburg, Nebrska, Alyce (Nick) Schaaf of Emmet, Nebraska; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and three aunts.
Bonny was preceded in death by her parents Everett & Opal Kirstein; two brothers-in-law, Brian Wagenaar and Richard Ostendorf.
Memorial Services were held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Saturday, April 15th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Michael Pampara officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department, 602 Tenth Street, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or Wounded Warrior Project , PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Gothenburg Resident: Joyce Kuhlman (1959-2017)
Joyce Kuhlman, 57, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, passed away April 12th, 2017 at the Josie Harper Hospice House in Omaha and went to live with God.
Joy was born October 21st, 1959 in St Paul, Minnesota. She grew up in N St. Paul for the first 13 years, then her family moved to Gothenburg, Nebraska for the next 2 years. She then moved to Jeffrey Lake with her mom and step dad. She graduated from Brady High School in 1977. She was married twice and to these unions, three children were born. She worked at Country Estates in Cozad for a number of years. She loved to cook, garden and had a great sense of humor. Joy's family always came first, she loved her family with all of her heart. She never met a stranger she would visit with anyone. They all have memories that even death cannot take away.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ray Haugen, brother Randy Haugen, step-brother Dave Middleton, step-dad Sumner Middleton, and her grandparents Murl and Helen Swayze.
Survivors include her two sons; Nick (Sonya) Sitorius and Jake Sitorius; daughter Sonie Kuhlman; grandchildren : Aspen, Jadyn, Nathan, Quenton, Kaitlyn, and Natalie; mother, Beverly Middleton, brother, Brian Haugen, sister, Sandy Bennett, step-brother, Steve (Katherine) Middleton, step-sister, Cathy (Chuck) Russo, step-sister-in-law Deb Middleton; special friend Randy Callahan and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial Services were held at American Lutheran Church, April 19th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Jon Mapa officiating.
Inurnment followed in the Peckham Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Avenue G, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.