Darlene E. Jensen, age 88, of Cozad passed away on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at Bethany Home in Minden, Nebraska. 
  Darlene was born on June 20th, 1928 in Gothenburg, Nebraska to John and Lena (Eckhoff) Franzen. She grew up on their family farm North of Gothenburg and was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church. She graduated from Gothenburg High School with the class of 1945.
  On October 26th, 1947, she married Herman Jobman, after one year of marriage Herman became ill and passed away on January 3rd, 1949.
  On March 14th, 1954, Darlene married George K. Jensen at Zion Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in Cozad and to this union four children were born; Monte, Lane, Jana, and Becky.
  Darlene was an active member of the American Lutheran Church in Cozad. She served and loved her church family well. Darlene enjoyed her years as a Northwestern Bell telephone operator and later as an employee of the Cozad Hospital.
  Darlene loved to be busy and enjoyed playing cards, socializing, chatting on the phone, and cheering on the Haymakers in all sports. Darlene loved her community.
  Darlene’s greatest JOY was her family. Her children, grand children, and great grands all knew that Grandma “D” would always be there. She followed every event possible. Holidays on 14th Street were exceptional!
  Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 63 years, George Jensen of Minden; Son, Monte (Deb) Jensen of Parker, Colorado, Son, Lane (Bonnie) Jensen of Parker, Colorado, Daughter, Jana (Andy) Tomsen of Minden, Nebraska, Daughter, Becky Schafer of Greenville, South Carolina; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren and a brother, Glenn (Gloria) Franzen of Cozad, Nebraska. 
  Darlene was preceded in death by her parents; first husband; and two brothers and their wives, Vernon and Ruth Franzen and Reakus and Genevieve Franzen.
  Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to American Lutheran Church in Cozad and Bethany Home in Minden.  
  Services were held Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the American Lutheran Church in Cozad.  Burial followed at Cozad Cemetery.  Visitation was Tuesday at Berryman Funeral Home.
  David J. Miller of Cozad passed away May 30th, 2017 at Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 63. David was born October 19th, 1953 at Fort Dix, New Jersey to David and Margaretha (Foell) Miller. He attended Lexington High School with the class of 1971.   
  Shortly after high school, David was declared legally blind and eventually became totally blind. He spent his free time fishing and hunting. David enjoyed the beauty of nature and had a green thumb. He loved his pets, especially his cat Brutus. David loved to spend time with family and never missed family events.   
  He was preceded by in death by his father, David Miller; brother, Robert Miller; paternal grandparents, Pete and Katherine Miller; and maternal grandparents, Jakob and Josefine Foell.
   Survivors include his mother, Margaretha Kloepping of Cozad; sister, Carolyn (Gayle) Wize of Willow Island; niece Kyla (Mat) Habrock of Lincoln; nephew, Nathan (Alynne) Wize of Omaha; great niece and nephew, Emy and Alex Wize also of Omaha; and many extended family and friends. 
  Memorials are suggested to the family in his name. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. 
  Graveside services will be held Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Greenwood Cemetery near Lexington. Cremation was chosen. Those wishing to sign the register book may do so on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.
   Hattie Mae Skala, 89, of Lincoln, passed away on May 29th, 2017 at the Tabitha Seagren House in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born January 20th, 1928 at Burwell, Nebraska, to John and Frances Bruha. She attended school at Eureka District #32 near Burwell. On May 14th, 1951, she married Rudy Skala at Ord, Nebraska.  
  In 1955, they moved to Cozad, Nebraska where Rudy owned and operated Rudy’s Standard Oil Station and later the Interstate 80 Standard Station. Hattie was a stay-at-home mother and later cleaned houses, babysat, and was the attendance record keeper at church. When she fully retired, she volunteered at the Cozad Methodist Thrift Shop and the Cozad Grand Generation Senior Center. For several years, Hattie baked kolaches for family and friends. Hattie’s love was all of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with those special little ones she took care of during her many years of commitment to the Cozad Methodist Church nursery. With this commitment, she was baptized in the Methodist Faith on February 19th, 1995. 
   Survivors include three daughters, Marilyn (David) Yeutter of Laramie, Wyoming, Joan (Terry) Keller of Cozad, Nebraska, and Cheryl Hamlin and Brad Aksamit of Lincoln, Nebraska; a son, Gary Skala and his partner Wayne Pendley of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren, Tammy Keller, Rachel (Doug) Fox-Deen, Stefanie (Andy) Bednar, Chris (Kelsey) Yeutter, and Nathan (Heidi Herfel) Hamlin; 15 great-grandchildren, Dakota Richards, Tylee Keller, Shayla, Tyler and Ashaley Fox, Madison and Brooklynn Deen, Jaydan and Emma Yeutter, Lainey, Jillian and Blake Bednar, Brianna, Bianca and Carletta Herfel.    
  She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Carol Joyce Skala, her parents & 3 sisters and 4 brothers.
  Visitation will be Friday, June 30, 2017, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home.  
  A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 1st, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church. Interment of ashes will be at Fairview Cemetery south of Cozad. 
  In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with The Cozad Grand Generation Center and The Lexington Assisted Living Center in Lincoln, Nebraska. Please send memorials to Cheryl Hamlin (4320 Pioneers Blvd., Lincoln, NE 68506).
  Scarlett Elise Chandler went home with Jesus on May 25th, 2017.  She was born May 19th, 2017 at Methodist Women's Hospital in Omaha.  
  Scarlett was the daughter of Melissa Larson and Benjamin Chandler. During her short time here on Earth she touched many lives and was loved deeply by family and friends. 
  Scarlett was preceded in death by her brother, Barrett Love; great grandparents, Sharon and Wayne Gunther, Raymond and Neola Tetley, Ralph and Dorthy Chandler and Chester and Laura Gascho.  
  She is lovingly survived by her parents; grandparents, Patrick and Rachael Chandler of Anselmo, Greg and Tami Tetley of Cambridge, Shelley Tetley of North Platte; brothers Noah and Mason Schwarz of Anselmo; sister, Emma Chandler of Lincoln; aunts and uncles, Gwen and Joe Books of Sutherland, Trevor and Makayla Tetley of North Platte Megan Tetley of Cozad; cousins, Riley and Chandler Books of Sutherland, Ruger Tetley of Cozad, Rlynn Armagost of Cozad; great grandparent, Don Tompkins of Westminster, Colorado; and many extended family and friends.  
  Memorials are suggested to Methodist Women's Hospital NICU. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.  
  A funeral service took place on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Lexington, Nebraska. Burial followed at Cozad Cemetery.  Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Friday from 1 to 5 at Berryman Funeral Home.

Patricia Ann Soundy died Monday May 8, 2017 at age 92, in Good Samaritan Society in Grand Island, Nebraska. A native of Farnam, during her adult life Pat also lived in Cozad and Lexington, raising a large happy family of six children with husband Art Soundy.

The couple retired to Art’s hometown of Minden for several years.

Pat was born August 20, 1924 in Farnam, Nebraska, the first of John and Margarette (Parker) Rowland’s three children. After graduation from high school in 1941, Pat completed her Junior Normal School training, then taught country school near Farnam and worked summers in the Farnam Bank. In 1942, she married her high school sweetheart Clinton Wear. From this union was born a daughter, Pamela. A few days before the end of the Pacific War Clinton, a pilot, was lost at sea.

In the fall of 1946, Pat earned her teaching certificate at Kearney State College in 1947 and returned home to teach elementary school for the next two years. In 1949, she married the new Farnam High School Teacher and coach, Arthur D. Soundy. The couple lived in Farnam and had four more children (twins Steven and Susan; Ann and Arthur John.) They moved to Cozad to continue Art's career and Timothy was born.

In 1960, Arthur was hired as principal of Lexington’s Pershing Elementary School, where he remained until his retirement in 1985. Pat was active and deeply involved in community work: especially at Lexington First Presbyterian Church, where she served as Deacon (visitation to shut-ins and the elderly); Elder; Sunday School Teacher and instructor of the Bethel Bible Series. She served regularly as a poll worker, tutored Each One Teach One students and was a dedicated hospice volunteer for a full decade. As a blood donor, she earned her 6-gallon pin. Once Pat made contact with a person in need of help, comfort or companionship, she remained committed to that person, often long after her official role had ended. Pat followed the example of her Lord Jesus Christ, with her lively interest in people and her compassion. Her warm and ready smile reflected her enjoyment of people in her community and the many rewarding relationships she formed in her life.

Pat is greatly missed by her six children: Pamela Wear Palmer (Jim) of Lincoln, Steve Soundy (Linda) of Minden, Susan Williams (Roger) of Nora, Ann Atkins (Jerry) Grand Island, AJ Soundy (Cathleen) of Hopewell, NJ, and Timothy Soundy (Lisa) of Sioux Falls, SD. She is survived by eighteen grandchildren: Jamie Palmer, Shannon Palmer, Amanda Palmer, Travis Soundy, Tucker Soundy, Taylor Soundy, Tyler Williams, Lance Williams, Sarah Williams Eubank, Marnie Atkins Benson, Jeremy Atkins, Heather Atkins Fucile, Seth Atkins, Patrick Soundy, Jared Soundy, Alexander Soundy, Laura Soundy, and Matthew Soundy: eighteen great-grandchildren; and her younger brother, John P. Rowland (Ardy) of Discovery Bay, CA and brother in-law, Alan Thompson of Olympia, WA. She is preceded in death by both husbands, and sister Barbara Thompson.

Pat Soundy’s funeral service will be conducted Monday, May 15, 2017 in the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden at 2 pm. Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 6-8 pm Sunday evening at the Layton-Craig Funeral Home.