Richard Archie “Rick” Hallan, 74, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, at Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington.
He was born January 5th, 1943, in Bemidji, Minnesota, to Archie and Ruth (Berg) Hallan. He moved to Iroquois, South Dakota as a young man where he attended school.
He joined the United States Army June 28th, 1963, and served until his honorable discharge on June 15th, 1968. He was united in marriage to Patricia Chambers on December 5th, 1965, in Iroquois, South Dakota. Three children were born to this union; Cheri, Kevin, and Mike.
The family moved to Lexington in 1975, where Richard was a Police officer with the LPD. He moved to Valley, Nebraska in 1985, where he also worked as a Police officer. It was during this time he semi-retired, returned to Lexington and worked for a time at Napa. He then fully retired.
Richard enjoyed fishing, hunting, and camping.
Survivors include his children; Cheri (Scott) Saunders of Lexington, Nebraska, Kevin Hallan of Overton, Nebraska, and Mike Hallan of Lexington, Nebraska; five grandchildren, Christopher (Kendra) Saunders of Lexington, Nebraska, Kristina (Domonic) Ernesti of Lexington, Nebraska, Krystal (Joe) Shirley of Lexington, Nebraska, Joe Saunders of Lexington, Nebraska, and Trevor (Kelsey Dangler) Hallan of Lexington, Nebraska; three great-grandchildren, Carson, Kye, and Zach; also surviving is the mother of his children; Pat Hallan of Lexington, Nebraska.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
It was Richard’s wishes that his body be cremated. The family has honored those wishes.
A Memorial Celebration of his Life will be held Friday, September 29th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington with Pastor Joshua Stibb officiating.
Inurnment will be held that same afternoon at 3:00 p.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery at Maxwell, Nebraska with full Military Honors.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials are 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.
Virginia Lorene (Cloyd) Holt, age 95, passed away Thursday morning, September 21st, 2017 at the Waterford at Williamsburg in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born to Albert Percy Cloyd and Rose Clara (Zimmermann) Cloyd on October 24th, 1921 at Hebron, Nebraska. The family resided at Chester, Nebraska.
She graduated from the Cozad High School with the Class of 1938. Virginia graduated from the Lincoln General School of Nursing at Lincoln, Nebraska in 1942 as a Registered Nurse.
On March 6th, 1943 Virginia Cloyd married Loyd Holt at Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Loyd and Virginia resided in California and Texas where Loyd was serving in the U. S. Army. They later resided in several communities in Nebraska and Virginia was employed at local hospitals. They moved to Cozad, Nebraska in 1934 and to their farm in the Williamsburg Community southwest of Elm Creek, Nebraska in 1959.
Loyd preceded Virginia in death on February 3rd,1984. In June 1984, Virginia moved to Kearney, Nebraska. She moved to the Northridge Retirement Community northwest of Kearney in August of 2005. Virginia moved to the Waterford at Williamsburg in Lincoln, Nebraska on December 15th, 2013 where she had since resided.
Virginia was a member of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church near Elm Creek and attended the Evangelical Free Church in Kearney, after moving there. She worked as a volunteer at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney until 2002. Virginia was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary for ten years after moving to Kearney. She was a member of the Lincoln General School of Nursing Round Robin since she graduated in 1942.
In addition to her husband, Virginia was preceded in death by her father, her mother and her two sisters Ola Seitz in and Jean Westfall.
She is survived by three daughters, Toni Torrey and her husband Keith of Lincoln, Nebraska, Teri Edeal and her husband Brian of Johnson Lake, Nebraska and Bet Vogt and her husband Merlyn, D.D.S. of Lincoln, Nebraska, nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
Visitation was at the O’Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney, Nebraska Sunday evening September 24th, 2017.
Private burial was at the Kearney Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
Celebration of Life was held Monday, September 25th, 2017 at the O’Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Chapel in Kearney with Pastor John Shields of the Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington, Nebraska officiating.
Virginia’s wish was that memorials will be directed to Jim and Teri Wilson of the InFaith American Mission, 1507 - 9th Ave., Kearney, NE 68845.
Nancy Kay Sitorius, 71, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died September 19th, 2017 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Nancy was born May 30th, 1946 in Gothenburg, to Iver and Irene (Uhlig) Cole. They lived on the Cole family farm near Etna. She attended a one room country school thru 8th grade. She always enjoyed getting her 4-H calf ready to show. She graduated from Gothenburg High with the class of 1964. After graduation, she went to beauty college and started her own shop "Nancy's Beauty Salon" in 1965. She worked at her own shop for 50 years until she joined Nan's Headhunters. She was a member of the Cozad Gun Club, American Trapshooters Association, and 4-H. Her hobbies included trapshooting, fishing, hunting, cooking and baking.
Survivors include husband, Milton Sitorius of Gothenburg, Nebraska, daughter Betty (Bill) DeNise of Yuma, Arizona; son, Don (Nanc) Sitorius of Brady, Nebraska; four grandsons and many great grandchildren; brother, Kent (Elaine) Cole of Callaway, Nebraska, sister, Konnie Wemple of North Platte, Nebraska, sister, Judy (Darwin) Rosentrater of Haxtun, Colorado along with many nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law George Wemple.
Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; on Thursday, September 21st.
Graveside Services were held at Gothenburg Cemetery, on Friday, September 22nd, 2017; 3:00 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the Cozad Gun Club.
To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Wesley Anderson, 93, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died September 21st, 2017 at Stone Hearth Estates in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
He was born at home north of Gothenburg on May 2nd, 1924 son of Charles and Hattie (Peterson) Anderson. Wesley grew up on the family farm and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1941. He married Dorris Henderson on December 2nd, 1951. They made their home on the farm where they raised their three children - Britt, Lynn and Gregg. Wesley believed in a strong work ethic and taught his children to love the land and the rural way of life. The family was honored in 2011 as a Pioneer Farm Family. After their retirement in the fall of 1980, they moved into Gothenburg. He was a charter member of the Cozad Elks and enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, cards and fishing. He served on various community boards.
Survivors include two sons, Britt (Jo) Anderson and Gregg (Jackie) Anderson both of Gothenburg, Nebraska; daughter, Lynn (Ray) Thompson of Lincoln, Nebraska; eight grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, grandsons: Brock & Stacy, Braden and LindlyAnderson; Bryce & Heidi, Ava and Abrielle Anderson; Schulyer Anderson; Trevor & Danette, Beckett, Braelynn, Briarr Anderson; Travis & Kristina and Berkley Anderson; granddaughters: Melissa & Josh and Alaina and Kenna Wilcox; Jena & Marty and Molly & Zachary Ziemba; Jacy & Travis and Hadley Ostergard; special friend Elaine Finke, brothers-in-law Harold Knoelder, and Ivan (Jean) Henderson and a host of friends and extended family.
Wesley was preceded in death by wife, Dorris Anderson in 2005, his parents Charlie and Hattie, sisters, Opal Maline and Delores Knoedler, and twin brother, Wallace Anderson.
Register book signing was held Monday, September 25th, 2017 at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorial Services was held at First Presbyterian Church, Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. David Boyd officiating.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, 1020 Lake Ave, PO Box 194, Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Blanche V. Soderman, 98, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died September 17th, 2017 at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
She was born November 16th, 1918 in Brady, Nebraska, daughter of Elmer and Alma (Elander) Sundquist. She grew up on the family farm north of Brady, Nebraska. She attended Kearney State Teachers College. She taught school for two years before she married Floyd Soderman on May 23rd, 1943 at her parents home. Floyd and Blanche had two children, Jean and Donald. They lived in North Platte (1943-45); Denver (1946-47); Brady (1948-88) and Gothenburg (1989-2017). Blanche was a member of the Svea Dal Ladies Aide. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers. She liked to do counted cross stitch, crochet, puzzles, cross word puzzles and reading.
Surviving are daughter, Jean Soderman of Gothenburg, son, Donald (Emily) Soderman of Alda, two granddaughters, Donelle Zapata of Gretna and Melinda (Jeremy) Benson of Georgetown,Texas, seven great grandchildren, along with friends and extended family.
Blanche was preceded in death by husband, Floyd Soderman in 1999, her parents, sister, Pearl Anderson, infant brother, John Soderman.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 am, Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at the Evangelical Free Church, Gothenburg, Nebraska with Pastor Scott Newman officiating.
Burial will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Evangelical Free Church, 1721 Lake Avenue, Gothenburg, NE 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.