Sylvia Marie Kuklis of Cozad passed away June 9th, 2017 at Cozad Care Center at the age of 87. Sylvia was born April 11th, 1930 to August and Clara (Lukasiewicz) Nagorski in St. Paul, Nebraska. She attended country school to the eighth grade. Sylvia graduated from St. Paul High School with the class of 1947. She worked in the ASC office in St. Paul, for the Phonograph Newspaper and Perry's Cafe, where she met the love of her life, Joseph Kuklis. They were married on August 16, 1947 in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. To this union, eight children were born.
Sylvia worked at Tenneco Automotive for 28 years. She started on the assembly line and retired from the shipping office in 1995. Sylvia loved to dance, embroider, play cards, cook and bake. Family members called her the "Kolache Queen". She loved to go on bus tours. She was a people person and loved to give hugs. Sylvia belonged to the Altar Society, Red Hatters, Bingo Club and was a faithful and devoted member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Sylvia loved hosting family gatherings and they always included her delicious Butterhorn Rolls and Kolaches. Sylvia loved nothing more than being a grandmother and enjoyed attending her grandchildren's activities. Family reunions to Fort Robinson in Crawford, Nebraska were always a highlight for Sylvia and the entire family!
Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; a sister and brother in childhood; brother Cy Nagorski and sister LaVonne Scarborough; infant son, Kevin Thomas and daughter, Cecilia Marie Williams.
Sylvia is survived by and will be greatly missed by her loving husband of 67 years, Joseph Kuklis of Cozad; children, Gerald Kuklis of Cozad, Michael Kuklis (Michael Daudier) of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Ramona (Phillip) Griffith of Carbondale, Colorado, Dan (Janna) Kuklis of Grand Island, Nebraska, LaDonna Barela (Russ Besmer) of Cozad, Jeff (Stacy) Kuklis of Milford, Nebraska; grandchildren, Stace (Laura) Williams, Darcy (Dave) Pastian, Hilary (Tim) Myers, Damion (Stacy) Williams, Ceslie Kuklis, Joelie Kuklis, Caleb (Laura) Griffith, Claire (Justin) Erickson, Casey (Leah) Griffith, Allison Kuklis, Jon Kuklis, Isaac Barela, Morgan Kuklis, Carter Kuklis and Karlee Kuklis; great grandchildren, Sean Justice, Brandon Williams, Sara Myers, Addie Myers, Davey Pastian, Matthew Pastian, Benjamin Griffith, Shay Erickson, Peri Erickson, Rilyn Griffith; great great grandson, Darren Justice; son-in-law, Denny Williams; and many nieces, nephews and relatives.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Great Plains Hospice or Alzheimer's Association. Mass of the Christian Burial was held Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church with Father Don O'Brien as celebrant. Burial followed at the Cozad Cemetery. Rosary was recited Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church. Visitation was Tuesday at Berryman Funeral Home.
Judy Ann Rhoadarmer of Eustis passed away June 12th, 2017 at her home at the age of 69. Judy was born June 27th, 1947 at Gothenburg, Nebraska to very wonderful parents, Arthur Lavern and Virginia Mae (Kostman) Buss. Several years later, a son, Jonathan Arthur Buss, was born to this happy family. They resided in Cozad, Nebraska and then moved to North Platte, Nebraska where Judy attended Sioux Lookout School. Later the family returned to Cozad where Judy graduated from Cozad High School with the class of 1965. Judy was united in marriage to Floyd Rhoadarmer on October 29th, 1966. Joining this family in 1970 was a son, Greg, and in 1973, a daughter, Heather. The couple later divorced.
Judy worked at several jobs in the Cozad area. Her illustrious work career began with detasseling corn, JcPenney, Health and Human Services, Tri-City Tribune, Cozad State Band, teachers aide for the elementary school. She eventually joined the USPS and became Postmaster of Cozad Post Office in 1991. Judy loved her family. Whether they were with her or not, they were always on her mind and in her heart. Judy was a friend, she had the ability to accept people as they were. It didn't matter how much money you had, the color of your skin or whether you were young or old. Judy met her soul mate, Gene Toberer in 1991. They were together until Gene's death in 2010.
Judy was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Buss and soul mate, Gene Toberer.
Survivors include, her daughter, Heather Rhoadarmer of Lincoln; son, Greg Rhoadarmer or Colorado; mother, Virginia Buss of Cozad; brother, Jon Buss of Cozad; and beloved dog, Boogie.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, June 15th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Kathy Gundell, PMA officiating. Inurnment will follow at East Cemetery, Eustis. Those wishing to sign the memorial book may did so on Wednesday at Berryman Funeral Home.
C. LeArdis Frerichs, 89, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Sunday, June 11th, 2017, at Cozad Care and Rehabilitation in Cozad.
She was born July 10th, 1927, in Danbury, Nebraska, to Clarence and Anna (Farber) Keith. LeArdis grew up in the Danbury area where she attended school and graduated from Danbury High School with the class of 1946. She was united in marriage to Elmer Frerichs on April 15th, 1953, in Newport, Rhode Island, while he was on leave from the Navy. The couple lived in McCook, Nebraska until moving to Lexington in 1964.
LeArdis loved to cook. She spent most of her working years cooking for Parkway, and Norm’s Café. She also loved children, and babysat a lot of her grandchildren throughout the years, as well as the neighborhood children. She loved her flower gardens, sewing, canning, and watching birds was one of her favorite passions. She also always had a cheerful smile, and loved having visitors.
Survivors include her children; Richard Frerichs of Elwood, Nebraska, Robert (Deb) Frerichs of Eaton, Colorado, Doreen (Jack) Phillips of Sterling, Colorado, Janice (Kevin) Cassels of Marietta, Oklahoma, Anna Marie (Ed) Yeutter of Lexington, Nebraska; one brother, Jimmy (Janine) Keith of Phoenix, Arizona; three sisters; Clara “Noreen” Jumps of McCook, Nebraska, LeVerna Petersen of Grand Island, Nebraska, and Anita (Ed) Surber of Bainbridge, Indiana; two brothers-in-law; Emery Kathka of McCook, Nebraska, and Howard Kenfield of Ogallala, Nebraska; nine grandchildren, two step-granddaughters, two step-grandsons, nineteen great-grandchildren, thirteen step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
LeArdis was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer in 2007; son, Billy Jo; sisters, Glenva Kenfield, Jackqueline Miller, and Delores Kathke; one brother, Norman Keith, as well as two infant brothers, and one infant sister; one step-grandson, Zacharyah Webb; and her bestfriend, Sarah Riebschlager.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 16th, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Pastor Rob Kuefner officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 15th, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
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.
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.