Mass of Christian Burial for Kenneth L. Clark will be conducted from the All Saints Catholic Church in Holdrege, Nebraska on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Thomas Lux officiating. Rosary will be held at the church prior to the Mass at 9:30 a.m. Following the traditional funeral, cremation will take place and a private family inurnment will be held at the Cozad Cemetery at Cozad, Nebraska.
Kenneth Lowell Clark, 78 years of age, of York, Nebraska (formerly of Holdrege) passed away on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at the York General Hearthstone in York. Ken was born October 22nd, 1938 at Hettinger, North Dakota, the eldest of two sons born to Ray and Vera (Dern) Clark. He received his education from Hettinger Public Schools, graduating with the class of 1956.
Following his education, he began a life-long career in retail sales, where he was employed at J.C. Penney’s in Powell. This is where Ken would meet the love of his life. On April 5th, 1959 he was united in marriage to Lupe Rodriguez at Powell and to this union five children were born: Deborah, Christine, Kenneth, David, and Richard. The family made their homes in Great Bend, Kansas, Cozad, Nebraska City, Geneva, Holdrege and Hastings all while with J.C. Penney’s. They later settled in Holdrege, where Ken and Lupe owned and operated the Sears Catalog Store in Holdrege, and later purchased the Western Auto Store in Lexington, Nebraska, while they continued to reside in Holdrege. In later years, Ken was employed by the Holdrege Public School System until his retirement in 2009. In 2012, the couple moved to Kearney, Nebraska. On March 29th, 2013, he was preceded in death by Lupe. Ken later began to make his home at York General Hearthstone, where he received loving care until his passing.
Ken was a handyman, who could fix most anything that came his way, and in retirement years he and Lupe loved to travel. Throughout his years in business, Ken enjoyed helping customers, and many friendships bonds were formed that lasted throughout his career. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was an active member of the All Saints Catholic Church, and a 4th Degree Knight of the Knights of Columbus Council #8590 in Holdrege. He was also a past member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Besides his parents and wife, Lupe, Ken was preceded in death by one daughter, Debbie at the age of 25 years; two brothers-in-law: Robert Rodriguez and Joseph Rodriguez; and sisters-in-law: Marlene Clark, Sally Clark, Mary Rodriguez who died in infancy, and Mary Valles.
Ken leaves to celebrate his life; one daughter, Christine Clark Phipps and her husband, Troy of Lincoln, Nebraska; three sons: Ken Clark and his wife, Brenda of Benedict, Nebraska, David Clark and his husband, Jason Conrad of Lincoln, and Richard Clark and his wife, Nicole of Kearney; five grandchildren: Cassandra Larreau Bailey and her husband, Dallas, Dalton and Trevor Clark, and Haley and Ryan Clark; one great-grandchild, Fletcher Bailey; brother, Floyd Clark and his wife, Karen of San Diego, California; two brothers-in-law: Raymond Rodriguez and his wife, Marina of Powell, Wyoming, and Joe Valles of Paramount, California, and one sister-in-law, Lourdes Rodriguez of Southgate, California; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
A memorial has been established in Ken’s honor and kindly suggested to the All Saints Catholic Church in Holdrege.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.
Gayle Jorgensen, 81, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Monday, July 17th, 2017, at Lexington Regional Health Center.
Gayle was born January 7th, 1936, in Stanton, Nebraska, to Ervin and Elsie (Kollath) Pohlman. She attended district #2 rural school, grades 1-3, and St. John’s Parochial School, grades 4-8. She then graduated from Stanton High School in May, 1953. She enjoyed music classes, secretarial training, speech, and acting classes. She served as President of F.H.A. She sang solos for many groups in her early years.
She attended Wayne State Teacher’s College in Wayne, Nebraska, and then the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where she received her teaching degree. She taught 4th grade in Fremont, and Kindergarten in Lincoln schools.
Gayle was married to Harvey Jorgensen of Curtis. The ceremony was August 12th, 1956 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stanton. They lived in Lincoln, Columbus, Broken Bow, Curtis, Cozad, and Lexington. They were the parents of five children, 4 girls and 1 boy.
Gayle was a stay-at-home mom for several years. She then was a substitute teacher, activity director at Curtis Nursing Home. She served as a caregiver at Park Avenue Estates, and volunteer Network Coordinator in Lexington, and 15 years as receptionist at the Grand Generation Center in Lexington. She loved the people.
Her greatest joy was teaching Bible Study classes for most of her life, starting with Sunday school in high school and Christian Woman’s Club studies in the Curtis area. She also loved teaching Women’s classes at Parkview Baptist Church.
She was active in Christian Women’s Club, Busy Homemakers and Penny Pincher’s Extension Clubs, and sang in the Curtis Easter Pageant for many years.
Gayle had a smile that would light up the room, a kind disposition, and a loving family who loved her very much.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey Jorgensen of Lexington, Nebraska; her children, Grant (Katya) Jorgensen of Beaver City, Nebraska, Kris (Randy) Lienemann of Loomis, Nebraska, Susan (Randy) Hatler of Tollhouse, California, Jayne Hasty of Evans, Colorado, and Julee (Charles) Colburn of Canton, Kansas; two brothers, Neal (Darlene) Pohlman of Norfolk, Nebraska, and Ken (Bev) Pohlman of Omaha, Nebraska; thirteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; as well as extended family and many friends.
Gayle was preceded in death by her parents; grandsons, Ryan Lienemann and Drew Jorgensen, and son-in-law, Jeff Hasty.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 24th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington with Pastor John Shields officiating. Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Curtis Cemetery in Curtis, Nebraska with Pastor Paul Thomas officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 23rd, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are kindly suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Kennetha "Kenny" Rae Dillon, born June 26th, 1998 in Kearney Nebraska to Shanna Dillon and Francis Butler was taken prematurely due to a motorcycle accident in Redding, California on July 9th, 2017 at the age of 19.
Kenny was an amazing young lady, she was always adventurous, a little wild with a gypsy soul. She had an amazing passion for poetry, music and animals. Anyone she met was an instant fan of hers. Which is why she so easily made friends no matter where her travels had taken her. Traveling was one of the things Kennetha and her mom loved doing together. She will be loved and missed dearly by many.
Those preceeding her in death were her cousin Gaven Kasson; great grandparents, Dick and Bonnie Edelman and Tag and Lucille Dillon.
Survivors include her parents, Shanna Dillon and Francis Butler; Stepfather, Eric Frost; brothers, Hunter and Camden Dillon; lots of brothers and sisters on her father's side; aunts, Dana Dillon and Krista (Mike) Bodfield, cousins, Azaria, Tristan, Lotus, Reina, Jaylynn and Issac; also an abundance of great aunts, uncles and cousin's.
Memorials are suggested to the family in her name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James McCrickard officiating.
Harvey A. Walter of Cozad passed away July 13th, 2017 at Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 67.
A memorial service was held Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Doug Smith officiating.
Cremation was chosen.
Those wishing to sign the memorial book did so on Sunday at Berryman Funeral Home.
Larry J. Nelson, 80, of Callaway, Nebraska, died Monday, July 10th, 2017, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Larry was born April 28th, 1937, in Grover, Colorado, to Albert B. and Margaret E. (Fox) Nelson.
He was baptized at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Callaway, Nebraska, where he was a member for many years. After school, Larry worked for Brown and Denesia Construction Company in Broken Bow, Nebraska from 1958 to 1966. He then went to work for the Village of Callaway for 37 years and retired as Superintendent. After retiring Larry thoroughly enjoyed farming and driving trucks for Pandorf Land and Cattle.
Larry was a proud member of the Callaway Chamber of Commerce and Callaway Housing Corporation (Grand Generation Manor) for many years. He retired after 40 years of service in the Callaway Volunteer Fire Department. He was the recipient of the Callaway Civic Recognition Award. He was recognized for his service in Nebraska Rural Water and received the 7 Hats Award from the American Public Power Association during his work as Village Utility Superintendent.
Through the years he enjoyed golfing, going to auctions, farming and working on machinery .
Survivors include his sister, Carolyn (Frank) Gubser of Irving, Texas; sister-in-law, Lola (Charles) Nussbaum of Grover, Colorado; three nieces, Elizabeth, Karen and Sharon and two nephews, Richard and Paul; special cousins, extended family, and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marvin. and nephew, Marvin Jr.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held Saturday, July 15th, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. at Callaway Community Church in Callaway with Pastor Dean Haidle officiating.
Private Interment was held prior in Rose Hill Cemetery. There was no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to the Callaway Volunteer Fire Department.
Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway assisted with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.