Bonnie Jo Lechleitner, 53 of Cozad, died on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at her home in Cozad.
Services were held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 18th at the Cozad Christian Church in Cozad, Nebraska. Pastor James McCrickard officiated. Interment was in the Cameron Cemetery in Wood River, Nebraska.
Visitation was Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Cozad Christian Church in Cozad. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Bonnie J Lechleitner was born November 25th, 1963. She was the daughter of Melvin & Mary Friedrichsen. She had 4 brothers and 3 sisters. She was born and grew up in Grand Island until she was 18 years old. She moved to Cozad, Nebraska at that time and received her GED from Cozad High School. She worked at Evans Bakery for 4 years. She was a pellet mill operator at Haymaker Feeds. She worked at South Central Development.
She married Dennis Lechleitner on August 29th, 1986.
She is survived by her son, Billy and his wife, Keela; 1 step daughter, Dena; 3 step sons, Donald, Doug, and David; 15 grandkids and 11 great grandkids; her sisters, Ruby Dorsey and Joyce Ogden and their families; her brother, Jimmy Friedrichsen and his family; her brother, Roger and his son; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 1 sister; 2 brothers; aunts and uncles; and 1 brother-in-law.
Apfel Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Myrna J. Loibl, 77, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died October 9th, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska with her family by her side.
She was born May 23rd, 1940 in Orange County, California, daughter of Harold V. and Edith Bybee Halbgewachs.
After childhood residences in Norfolk and Cozad, Nebraska her family settled in Mission, Texas. They were beekeepers and spent a portion of the year in Texas and Nebraska She graduated from Sharyland High School in 1958. She attended business school in McAllen Texas and worked as a secretary in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her next appointment was as a bailiff in the Golden, Colorado juvenile court system. She then returned to Cozad and worked at the First National Bank until marrying Allan Loibl. They married on September 19th, 1970 at Cozad, Nebraska. They had 4 daughters - Cheryl, Lisa, Julie, and Crystal. Myrna was a busy farm wife and mother.. She was also involved in Extension Club and was a 4-H and MOPS Leader. She was professional seamstress, sewing swimming suits for the Miss America and other children's pageants and was an avid knitter.
Survivors include her husband Allan of Gothenburg, four daughters, Cheryl (Gary) Brooks of Cozad, Nebraska, Lisa (Rich), Wall of Centennial, Colorado, Julie (Paul) Podany of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Crystal Loibl of Parker, Colorado; six grandchildren: Matthew Brooks, Ryan Brooks, Brandon Wall, Andrew Wall, Megan Podany and Caleb Podany, 2 great grandchildren: Jacob Brooks and Lila Brooks; four brothers, Howard(Cynthia) Halbgewachs of Cozad, Nebraska, Donnie(Barbara) Halbgewachs of Lulling, Texas, Dickie (Charlotte) Halbgewachs of Austin, Texas, Victor(Elaine) Halbgewachs of Cartersville, Georgia; sister, Linda(Ivan) Abbott of Hartington, Nebraska; along with many extended family and friends.
Myrna was preceded in death by her parents and her father and mother-in-law, Max & Irene Loibl.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Friday, October 13th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm. with the family present from 5-7.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, 1002 Ave C, Gothenburg, Nebraska, Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 10:00 am with Richard Halbgewachs officiating.
Interment will follow in the Cozad Cemetery, Cozad, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Nebraska Organ Recovery Systems. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Jerry Norman Herrick, 65, of Curtis, Nebraska, passed away on October 2nd, 2017 at Senior Living Choices in Curtis, Nebraska.
Jerry was born September 1st, 1952 in McCook, Nebraska, son of Wilbur Dewitt and Nora Ethel (Bradley) Herrick. He grew up in Curtis, Nebraska and graduated from Medicine Valley High School in 1970. He married Lorraine Hinton on May 22nd, 1971 in Oberlin, Kansas. They were the parents of two children Bradley Dean and Justin Dee.
Jerry worked on road construction and the family lived in many places in the area including McCook, Marion, Curtis and Champion. Lorraine and Jerry later divorced but they remained close friends until the end. For a while, Jerry lived in Alaska and worked on a crab boat.
Jerry worked as a truck driver most of his life and was retired from the Frontier County Department of Roads. His passion was riding his Harley. He went to the Rally in Sturgis many times and once rode to Daytona, Florida for a rally. He bought his parents house and lived there for some time. After moving to the assisted living, he loved when his friends took him up to the ranch. He was a loving and generous dad, granddad, great granddad, brother, uncle and friend.
Jerry was preceded in death by his beloved son Bradley Dean in August 2017; his parents, Wilbur and Ethel, grandparents Lee and Daisy Herrick and Harrison and Bessie Bradley, his father-in-law Dean Hinton and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Survivors include his son Justin (Nathalie) Herrick; fiancée Rebecca Currie and her children Chrissy (Chase) Branhart and Brian Currie; step-sons: Cheyenne Wohlford and Levi Wohlford; brothers Louis (Diane) Herrick and Joe (Alice) Herrick; grandchildren Brandon, Skylar, Jaydn, Rylee, Jedidiah, and Josiah; great grandchildren Mason and Conner; mother-in-law Donna (Johnson) Hinton Swanson; Skylar's mother Amy Herrick, daughter-in-law Ann Herrick; along with nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends.
The family wishes to thank Curtis Senior Living Choices for their excellent care; his many awesome friends for their love and support thru his courageous battle and the people of Curtis for always having his back.
The family encourages all motorcyclists to participate in an escort to the cemetery.
Funeral Services were held at Curtis Memorial Community Center, 301 Garlick Ave, Curtis, Nebraska, Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 2:30 pm.
Burial followed in the Curtis Cemetery.
In Lieu of Flowers the family asks for memorials to be given to the family for designation at a later date. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Kay Marie Osborn a lifetime Cozad resident passed away October 4th, 2017 at Cozad Community Hospital, she was 77 years old. Kay was born to Pearl (Neuens) and Floyd Sculley on November 7th, 1939. At age 3, Kay was diagnosed with polio. Her adolescent years were spent going through several surgeries to give her the ability to walk. Despite her battle with polio she always faced challenges with bravery and spunk, she lived her life to the fullest.
Kay graduated high school in 1957 from Cozad High School. In 1959, she married Arlyn Osborn, at Christ the King Catholic Church. They celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on October 3rd. They had three children Kevin, Kimberly, and Kraig. Kay was a true farmer’s wife. She raised chickens, milked cows, maintained a garden, and various other chores around the farm. Her favorite hobby was cooking and canning in her kitchen. When hired men would come to help with harvest or cattle work, Kay made sure they had good meal on the table. She loved to keep her cellar full of canned foods for the long winter months. She canned beef and various home grown fruits and vegetables every year. Her grandkids and great-grandkids always knew that Grandma Kay had a full cookie jar on the counter. She truly cherished her family and friends and you never went hungry when Kay was cooking.
During her younger years, she worked as a secretary for Trusdale & Trusdale Law Office in Cozad. In 1983, she started working at the Farm Service Agency in Lexington, Nebraska. Being a farm wife, Kay had a special knack for helping farmers through the complicated government paperwork. Farmers all over the county knew to see Kay when they had a question. While working in town, Kay continued to keep up with various tasks on the farm. Kay loved to go fishing, playing the slots and watching her sons and grandsons race at the local track.
In the early 2000s, Kay was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She continued to work the best she could for several more years until she retired from the Farm Agency in 2005. Kay was a member of the Does at Cozad Elks Lodge #2250 and a lifetime member of Christ the King Catholic Church.
Kay is survived by her husband, Arlyn; sons, Kevin Osborn and wife Teresa and Kraig Osborn and wife Ann, both of Cozad; daughter, Kim (Osborn) Armagost of Lincoln; grandchildren, Ryan Osborn of Denton, Colton Osborn and wife Stephanie, Cale Osborn and wife Ashley, Blake Osborn and Carrie Osborn, all of Cozad; 7 great-grandchildren, Ava, Zach, Cole, Ashton, Alec, Harper and Caine; nephews, Mike Sculley of North Platte, Bruce Osborn and wife Jean of Littleton, Colorado, David Osborn of Grand Island, Terry Osborn of Lincoln; and numerous cousins and friends.
Kay was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Floyd Jr. and sister-in-law Jeanne Sculley; mother & father in-law, Clarence and Minnie Osborn; brother & sister-in-law, Jim and Doris Osborn; and brother in-law, Rex Osborn.
A memorial has been established in her name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church.
Burial was at the Cozad Cemetery. Rosary was recited Friday at Christ the King Catholic Church. Visitation was Friday at Berryman Funeral Home.
Florence Audrey Anderson, 102, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, October 6th, 2017, at Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington.
She was born May 2nd, 1915, at Overton, Nebraska to Noel and Mae (Holsclaw) Bacon. She moved with her parents to Cozad and a few years later to Elm Creek.
The family then moved back to the family farm and she started to school at Dist. West #12 near Overton. Her father later bought a farm northeast of Lexington, and moved his family there. Florence went to Lexington High School and graduated in 1931.
Florence was united in marriage to Harlan Anderson on September 18th, 1935, in Lexington. They lived on a farm southwest of Lexington and in 1937 a son, Kerry was born. They then moved to Overton and after several years there, moved back to the family farm at Lexington, where they lived for 37 years until Harlan’s retirement when they moved to Johnson Lake. They spent 17 years there. In 1993 they moved to a condominium in Lexington.
Harlan died November 17th, 2004. The couple had celebrated 69 years together.
Florence was a 70+ year member of First United Methodist Church, where she was active as a Sunday school teacher, youth sponsor, and circle member, and served on various committees. She was an active member of Chapter FS, PEO, Lexington. She enjoyed reading, playing bridge, music, and most of all, time spent with her family.
Florence is survived by three grandchildren; Scott (Corky) Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska, Susan (Rod) Reynolds of Lexington, Nebraska, and Rob (Natalie) Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska; six great- grandchildren; Lindsey Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska, Blake (Stacy) Reynolds of Lexington, Nebraska, Carrie Beth Reynolds of Denver, Colorado, Ryan Reynolds of Lexington, Nebraska, Joelly Anderson of Walt Disney World, and Camille Anderson of Lexington, Nebraska; also surviving are nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She was preceded in death in addition to her husband Harlan, by her parents; son and daughter-in-law, Kerry & Marion Anderson; brothers, Carl, Lloyd, and Harold Bacon; and, sister, Laura as well as their spouses.
Funeral Service were Tuesday, October 10th, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Anne Gahn officiating.
Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Visitation was Monday, October 9th, 2017 at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church, Lexington Community Foundation, or Donor’s Choice.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to have assisted the family with arrangments. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.