Marion J. Schutte, 85, of Grand Island, passed away Tuesday, December 12th at the Grand Island Veterans Home.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with The Reverend Martin Egging officiating. Burial was in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with Military Honors. Visitation was Friday, December 15th, 2017 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with a Parish Vigil Rosary followed.
The family requests memorials to be made to the Grand Island Veterans Home Wood Shop. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home was entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be directed to www.livson.com.
Marion was born February 7th, 1932 at Lawrence, Nebraska to Alois and Helen (Hlavac) Schutte. He graduated from the Lawrence High School in 1950. He attended Hastings College and played football. In 1952 he entered the United States Air Force, serving from July of 1952 to July of 1956.
On June 6th, 1953 he married Regina Schlick at Deweese, Nebraska. He returned to Hastings College in 1956 and received his Bachelors of Arts degree. In 1958 he began his teaching and coaching career at Ravenna High School where he taught sciences and coached football and track. In 1964 he received his Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Kearney State College, then moved to Cozad in 1965 and became the guidance counselor at Cozad Senior High. In 1976, the family moved to Grand Island where he became the Director of Guidance and Counseling at Grand Island Senior High until retirement in 1990. He earned his specialist degree in school psychology and taught summer school at Kearney State College for 17 years.
Marion was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus for over 50 years. He served in many different officer roles in both Cozad and Grand Island. He was also a member of the American Legion, Lions Club, Elks Club, Jaycees and the Cozad and Ravenna Volunteer Fire Departments. He was the State President of Guidance and Counseling Association and P.D.K. Marion loved officiating both football and basketball. He began officiating while attending Hastings College in 1956 and retired in 1985.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. As a resident of the VA Home, he really enjoyed the wood shop and provided projects like plaques to graduating students and wishing wells to family and friends and many other hand-crafted items.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 64 years, Regina “Jeanne”; his 8 children and their spouses, Mike and Carmen of Kansas City; Cindy and Rick Jandrain of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Terry and Janell of Lincoln, Ann and Dan Purdy of Boelus, Brian and Debra of East Lansing, Michigan, Robert and Wanda of Grand Island, Fran and Tom Westfall of Lincoln and Michelle Buss and Mark McKenzie of Irvine, California.
Other survivors include his brothers and their wives, Donald and Karen of Kearney, Howard and Dee of Hastings, and Raymond of Hastings; sisters and their husbands, Ellen and Richard Kissler of Aurora, Marilyn and Gene of Lawrence, Karolyn Kitten of Hastings and Sharon and Ron Willmes of Roseland; 16 grandchildren, Nathan, Amber, Richard, Jessica, Elizabeth, Ben, Jessica, Jake, Jeff, Patrick, Rachel, Charles, Kaitlyn, Tessa, TJ and Abby; and 23 great grandchildren; 3 sisters-in-law, Marie, Mary and Willa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Francis, Edward, Alois and Paul.
Thelma Jeanne Brooks of Cozad passed away December 10th, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney at the age of 71.
Jeanne was born February 26th, 1946 at Grand Island, Nebraska to Austin and Thelva (Elliott) Bates. Jeanne's family moved to a ranch near Halsey, Nebraska where they would have picnics by the river and grow a beautiful garden. Following high school, Jeanne attended Cosmetology School in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In November of 1968, she married Larry Brooks at Cozad, Nebraska. The couple moved several times while Larry was in the military, before settling back in Cozad to raise their son, Michael. Jeanne loved to cook, tend to her flower gardens and take care of her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Austin Bates and sisters, Kathy Ristine and Ruth Hunter.
Survivors include her husband, Larry of Cozad; son, Michael Brooks of Cozad; sisters, Kay Etherton of Cozad, Lois and husband Jim Hughes of Ohio, Cheryl Nespor of Milford and Joan and husband Gary Waugh of Gordon; her dog, Ozzie; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial has been established in her name. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
A memorial service will be held Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Jill Boyd officiating. Cremation was chosen. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may do so on Thursday from 12 to 5pm at Berryman Funeral Home.
Keith J. Brodin, formerly of Cozad, Nebraska died December 5th, 2017 in Omaha.
Preceded in death by parents, Claus and Gladys Brodin; brother, Leonard Brodin; sisters: Darlene Arnold, Phyllis Crow, and Doris Kostman.
Survived by wife, Lois Brodin; sons and daughters-in-law, Monty and Kourtney Brodin, Alan and Anne Brodin; grandchildren; Brian Brodin, Bailee Brodin, Brett Brodin, and Ben Brodin; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Harold and Jean Brecks; sister-in-law, Margaret Brodin; several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Friday, December, 8th at the West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd. in Omaha.
Services were held Saturday, December 9th at 10:30 a.m. at West Center Chapel. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park with military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 and VFW Post 8334.
Memorials are suggested to Cozad, Nebraska Volunteer Fire Dept. or Cozad High School Alumni Association.
Patricia R. “Pat” Twehous, 86, of Lexington died Friday, December 8th, on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, surrounded by her family.
Pat was born on November 23rd, 1931 to George and Faye Vogel in St. Libory, Nebraska. She was raised in the Grand Island area and graduated from St. Mary’s Catholic school in Grand Island, Nebraska.
She married William “Bill” Twehous on October 8th, 1953. Throughout their marriage, Pat and Bill Twehous lived all over central Nebraska, in Colorado, Illinois, but made their home in the Big Green House on Washington Street, in Lexington, Nebraska.
Pat was a true servant of our Lord in all aspects of her life. She was faithfully devoted to her family and held true to the belief that family never ends with blood. Her door was always open and there was always a hot pot of coffee for anyone who needed it. She taught her children to always work for the good of the group and for the glory of God.
Throughout her time in Lexington, she was active in St. Anne’s Catholic Parish, recognized as their official wedding planner, event coordinator, and welcoming committee. She held official positions on the parish council, Alter Society, Legion of Mary, Cursillo, and as the Provincial Family Director for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW). She also held various roles throughout the Lexington community, including the Rotary Club and 4-H.
She is survived by her children, Bonnie J. Twehous Lauby of Kearney, Ronald W. Twehous of Grand Island, Vicki A. Twehous Feely of Lincoln, Richard A. (Marilyn) Twehous of Maricopa, Arizona, Shari M. (Jon) Twehous Steger of Lincoln; twelve grandchildren, Scott T. Lauby of Omaha, Robert (Bob) Feely of Brooten, Minnesota, Brett A. Lauby of Minden, Danielle L. Bliven Clouse of Central City, Mark E. Lauby of Lincoln, Josh W. Twehous of Hildreth, Maureen J. Feely Drake of Lincoln, Ryan J. Twehous of Grand Island, Haley A. Steger of Lincoln, Lane P. Twehous of Maryland, Carly E. Twehous of Los Angeles, California, and William J. Twehous of Maricopa, Arizona. She has twenty-one great-grandchildren and countless friends all over the country. She is also survived by her siblings, Wilma Vogel Reif of Dannebrog, Jean Vogel Hill of Bellevue, Jeanette Vogel Weakland of Grand Island, and Ralph Vogel of St. Libory.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, William J. (George) and Faye (Moore) Vogel, her loving husband, William B. Twehous, her brother, Joe Vogel of Red Cloud, and beloved grandson, Thomas A. Feely, of Lincoln.
We entrust to you, God’s faithful servant, Pat Twehous.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, December 15th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Reverend Matt Koperski officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery at Lexington.
Visitation will be Thursday, December 14th, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. with Wake Service to follow at 7:00 p.m. all at St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Per Pat’s request please, in lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Catholic Church.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. To share online condolences to the family please visit: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Dale Wilbur Darnall of Eustis passed away December 7th, 2017 after a 3 1/2 year battle with Alzheimer's at the age of 87.
Dale was born May 14th, 1930 south of Farnam, Nebraska to Wilbur and Emma (Klein) Darnall. The family moved to Eustis in 1937 where Dale attended school and graduated with the class of 1948. At the age of 13, Dale went to work at the Eustis Mercantile Co.'s Ford Garage. On December 3, 1948, Dale married Janice Jenkins. In 1963, he purchased John Wolf's share of the K.W. Motor Co. joining Elmer Ballheim in the business. Dale's youngest son Jay purchased Elmer's share of the business in 1983 and it was renamed D.J. Motors.
Dale was an active member in his community. He served as a volunteer for Eustis Fire and Rescue for over 65 years. Through the years, he was involved with Scouting as the Cub Scout Master, was a member of the Eustis School Board, the Town Board, and a member of the Eustis Methodist Church. Dale loved to travel and along with his wife Janice, visited every town in Nebraska. Dale also enjoyed spending summer weekends at Plum Creek Reservoir with his family fishing and boating.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers Bill, Glen and Clark.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Janice; children, Rick and wife Nancy of Irvine, California, Gary and wife Kathy of New Berlin, Wisconsin, Bryan and wife Deb of Eustis, Brenda and husband Gary Davis of Farnam and Jay and wife Rita of Eustis; sister, Bonnie and husband Nicholas Casper of Lexington; 2 sister-in-law's, Norma Darnall of Farnam and Jean Darnall of Glasco, Kansas; 14 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Eustis Fire Department or Eustis Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Services were held Monday, December 11th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Eustis with Pastor Neil Kloppenborg officiating. Burial followed at East Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday at the United Methodist Church in Eustis. Berryman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.