Robert L. Richards of Cozad passed away September 7th, 2018 at the Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 76.
Bob was born May 9th, 1942 in Cozad, Nebraska to Richard and Mary (Keller) Richards. He graduated from Cozad High School with the class of 1959 and enlisted with the US Navy.
On June 6th, 1962, he married Norma Werner in Lexington, Nebraska. Following his discharge from the military, the couple made their home in Cozad. Bob was employed by Sperry Corporation and Paulsen, Inc. In his younger years, he loved camping, fishing and boating. Following his retirement, Bob enjoyed woodworking, watching the History Channel, reading historical novels and books about Nebraska.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sister Bonnie and brother Bill. Survivors include his wife Norma of Cozad; children, Brenda Crick and husband Bill of Cozad, Sheryl Bain and husband Tim of Paragould, AR and Eric Richards of Cozad; grandchildren, Jennifer (Anthony), Megan (Jonathan), Miranda (John), Mattie (Tim), Lance, Jordan and Dakota; his brother, Richard Richards of Cozad, eleven great grandkids, and many other relatives and friends. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or St. Jude's Hospital.
Services were held Monday, September 10th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James McCrickard officiating. Burial with Military Honors was held Wednesday, September 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Cozad Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday, September 9th, 2018 from 1 to 6pm at Berryman Funeral Home.
Shon William Kloepping, 47, of Del City, Oklahoma passed away at his home.
Shon was born April 18th, 1971 in Englewood, Colorado to Doug and Susan (Staadts) Kloepping. Shon and his family moved to Lexington in 1973 and he attended school in the Lexington school system until he was a sophomore, he then attended Overton High School and graduated in 1989. On September 1st, 1989 he enlisted in the United States Airforce where he served his country until retiring on August 31st, 2011.
After he was discharged from the service he worked for Del Computers and at Staple Office Supplies.
Shon was an avid “gamer” and enjoyed reading books and watching movies.
Shon leaves to mourn: his Father, Doug and wife Barb Kloepping of Lexington, Nebraska; Mother, Susan Becker of Kearney, Nebraska; Step father, Dennis Burkey of Minden, Nebraska; Half-brother, Brice Burkey of Kearney, Nebraska; Step brothers, Trent and wife Brandi Kloepping of Gothenburg, Nebraska, Jason and wife Danette Kloepping of Bartley, Nebraska and Chad and wife Jennifer Fisher of Grand Island, Nebraska; Grandmothers, Van Kloepping of Lexington, Nebraska and Phyllis Skillman of Ainsworth, Nebraska; Aunts, Sally and husband Doug Nichols of Kearney, Nebraska, Janelle and husband Jim Hawks of North Platte, Nebraska, Lisa and husband Jim Davis of Thorton, Colorado and Christine Kozisek of Roosevelt, Utah; numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
Shon was preceded in death by his grandparents, Arthur and Peggy Fackerell and Bill Kloepping.
Funeral services will be held Monday, September 17th, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Calvary Assembly Of God Church in Lexington with Pastor Rex Adams, officiating.
The casket will be closed.
Interment with military honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at 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
Harry Hart of Cozad passed away August 27th, 2018 at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital at the age of 91. Harry was born November 1st, 1926 in Grand Island, Nebraska to David Lane and Carrie (Queale) Hart. He graduated from Cozad High School with the class of 1943. He then went on to serve two years in the United States Navy during World War II. Following his military experience, he attended Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Harry was united in marriage to Jeanne McMillan on September 5th, 1948 (close to 70 years of wedded bliss). Harry and Jeanne operated a livestock and grain farm near Cozad. Harry was known statewide as an owner/operator of a purebred Suffolk and Hampshire sheep flock, was on the Midwest Wool board of directors, was widely known for his support of youth in the sheep industry and was dedicated to 4-H.
Throughout his career, he was awarded several distinguished honors: UNL Block and Bridle Hall of Fame in 1987, Cozad Farm Family of the Year in 2005, 2007 Dawson County Hall of Fame, Ted and Alice Doane Outstanding Sheep Producer Award in 2015 and Ak-Sar-Ben Ag Leadership Award. His hobbies included softball, baseball, bowling, golfing, watching any UNL sport, and raising and racing homing pigeons. He was an original stockholder of Darr Feedlot, Inc. and a long time member of the Cozad United Methodist Church and Cozad Elks Lodge 2250.
Survivors include his wife Jeanne Hart of Cozad; brother Richard (Ramona) Hart of Boise, ID; daughter Pat (David) Gewecke of Arvada, CO; sons Bruce (M.J.) Hart and Jim (Susan) Hart, both of Cozad; 7 grandchildren, Eric Gewecke of Omaha, Cheryl Gewecke of Denver, Joel Gewecke of Shoreline, WA, Natalie (Daniel) Connolly of Edmond, OK, Logan Hart of Los Alamos, NM, Emily (Mike) Stinger of Omaha and Elise (Jake) Owens of Omaha; 8 great grandchildren, Aedon, Dante, Annabelle, Madelyn, Clara, Audrey, Atticus and Matilda.
Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Memorials can be made to the family for later designation. Services will be Friday, August 31st, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cozad United Methodist Church with Pastor Doug Gahn officiating. Burial with Military Honors at the Cozad Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 to 8pm with family receiving friends from 6 to 8pm at Berryman Funeral Home.
Scott William St.John, 47 of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away Friday, August 17th, 2018 as the result of a motorcycle accident in Crescent, Iowa. His wife, Shelley St. John, was severely injured and is recovering at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Due to the severity of Shelly's injuries a private service with immediate family members was held at UNMC on Saturday, August 25th, 2018.
Scott was born September 8, 1970, in Lexington, Nebraska to Paul and Laraine St.John. Scott attended elementary school, junior high and graduated in 1989 from Lexington Senior High School. Scott furthered his education, graduating from both Central Community College in Grand Island, Nebraska and Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Scott’s career spanned the construction and railroad industries. Most recently he was a Conductor & Engineer at Union Pacific Railroad where his employment began in 2005. Prior to UPRR, Scott worked for a variety of large paving companies as a Paving Superintendent. This time in Scott’s career afforded him the opportunity to work in most of the states across the country. Scott’s paving career began at Hawkins Construction in Nebraska. He relocated to Dallas, Texas in 1992 to work with Mario Sinacola & Sons. Other companies that were integral in Scott’s career include: Cedar Valley Construction, Peter Keiwit, and Flynn Construction.
Professionally, Scott was known for his exceptional work ethic, his drive to get the job done, and the immense loyalty and respect that his crews and supervisors had for him.
Scott’s interests were vast. Time spent during the summers at the family cabin at Johnson’s Lake greatly contributed to Scott’s lifelong love of the outdoors and nature. He particularly loved fishing, camping, and boating. By the age of five Scott had his first motorcycle. He enjoyed riding the many motorcycle trails that the lake offered. As an adult he loved riding his Harley and taking in the beautiful countryside.
Scott had a natural acumen for figuring things out. His persistence, resourcefulness and creativity afforded him the ability to tackle virtually anything. As a young child he loved taking toys, motors, and equipment apart and then figuring out how to restore them to their original working condition. Scott carried this trait with him throughout his adult life.
Scott had a great love of music, movies, and socializing. He was known for his story telling ability and enjoyed great pleasure in laughter and making those around him laugh. Scott’s personality gave him the ability to form long lasting friendships across many states. Far too many friends to name but he continued to tell stories and laugh with many of these individuals up until his untimely death.
Scott married Jennifer Golden in 1992 and from this union their son, Bryce Patrick St. John, was born. While the couple ultimately divorced, they each continued to play an important role in their son’s life and ensured that extended family on both sides were an influential part of Bryce's life.
Scott married Shelley Anderson in 2012. Shelley brought two children to the union, Zarek James Lehl and Chelsey Sue Lehl. The couple enjoyed many good times and holidays as a blended family. Camping trips, cruises, yearly trips to Florida and motorcycle riding were some of the many things that Scott and Shelley enjoyed doing together.
Scott is survived by wife Shelley of Omaha, Nebraska. Son, Bryce St.John (fiance April Baker) of Lincoln, Nebraska. Parents Paul & Laraine St.John of Kearney. Sister Kelly St.John Forde (Mike & children) of Dallas, Texas. Sister Kimberly Sheldon (Rick & children) of Kearney, Nebraska. Step children Chelsey Lehl of Los Angeles, California. & Zarek Lehl of Denver, Colorado.
Scott had an extremely strong sense of family. He was a good son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and friend to many.
While Scott left this earth unexpectedly, he died doing one of the things he truly enjoyed and with the one he loved beside him. It would be Scott's last wish that his wife, Shelley, heal from her many physical injuries, that she be lovingly supported by family and friends, and that she is able to heal emotionally and lead a healthy and happy life.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for future designation.Address as follows; Paul & Laraine St.Joh, 4911 Parklane Dr, Kearney, Nebraska 68847.
Carolyn K. Jobman, 83, of Livonia, passed away unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, July 7th, at St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia.
Born March 19th, 1935, in Lexington, Nebraska, she was the daughter of Chauncey and Elva (Power) Williams.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Wayne L. Jobman, Sr., in 2009, and a brother, Terry (Beverly) Williams.
Surviving are her devoted children, Pamela (Shane) Fagot, Wayne (Brenda) Jobman, Jr., and Sandra (Gerard) Fontaine; brother, Alan (Lynette) Williams; grandchildren, Ashley (Sean) Reimer, Austin Fagot, Whitney (Tony) Purvis, Andrew Jobman, Christopher Jobman, Trevor Fontaine, Wayne Jobman III, and Alyssa Fontaine; and great-grandchildren, Ezekiel Reimer, Ansley Purvis, Elijah Reimer, Owen Purvis, Eliana Reimer and Quincy Purvis.
Carolyn’s memorial service is planned for Saturday, September 8th at the Church of Christ, Cozad, Ne at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor James McCrickard performing the service.
In lieu of customary remembrances, those who wish to further honor Carolyn’s memory are invited to consider a contribution to Angela Hospice, Livonia.
Kindly keep Carolyn and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
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