Harriet H. Yost of Elwood passed away October 13th, 2017 at the Elwood Care Center at the age of 90. Harriet was born October 20th, 1926 at Madison County, Nebraska to Ole and Helena (Olson) Nelson. She graduated from Newman Grove High School. Harriet attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and received her teaching degree. She taught at Newman Grove, Eustis, Smithfield and Elwood schools for over 25 years.
On August 7th, 1949 she married Robert Yost at Newman Grove, Nebraska. The couple made their home in Elwood, where they lived their entire married life. Harriet was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Elwood. She enjoyed computer work, sewing, baking and volunteering.
Harriet was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; and daughter, Linda Adams; sisters, Kathryn Murfin and Gretchen Powell and her husband Homer; brother, Neil Nelson and son-in-law, Lenny Nelsen.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Sara Gil and husband Leo of Lexington and grandson, Gus Adams of Kearney; sister, Patra Maher and husband William of Rochester, New York; 5 great grandchildren, Camron, Michael, Sasha and Liliana Gil and Louie Adams; brother-in-law, Dennis Murfin of Chicago; sister-in-laws, Bonna Lea Casey and Margret Nelson both of Lincoln; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Graveside services will be held Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska with Rev. Darin Corder officiating. There will be no visitation. Berryman Funeral Home is assisting the family.
William Joseph “Bill” Wescott, 55, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Thursday, October 12, 2017, at his home in Lexington.
Bill was born April 27, 1962, in Ballston Spa, New York, to Donald Lee and Mary Elizabeth (Rooke) Wescott. He graduated from North Platte high school in 1980. Following graduation he worked mainly as a manager in the restaurant field.
Bill spent his life bringing the joy of laughter to so many of his friends; you may have shared time with him dancing, or bowling or a game of cards. Just give him a fishing pole and his brother Rick and he were happy men.
He shared a special bond with his brother Rick, as he did with each of his brothers, a trait that was instilled by his parents, in all five of their boys.
Bill enjoyed playing Texas Hold ‘em, bowling, and was “Uncle Bill” to all the kids. He loved music, anything from classical to rock ‘n roll. He was a member of the Lutheran faith.
His health did force him to retire as he suffered from Diabetes. He will be so very missed.
Bill leaves behind his parents, David (Mary Elizabeth Rooke) Sederlin of Wyoming, MN; his brothers, Ricky (Tammy) of Lexington, NE, Gerald (Chuck) Wescott of Richmond, CA, David E. (Ellen) Sederlin of Champlin, MN, Michael (Veronica) Sederlin of North Platte, NE, Donald Wescott of NY, and sister Rhonda Wescott of NY; cousin, Roger (Tonya) Rooke of Ballston Spa, NY, who was like a brother to Bill. He also leaves to mourn his passing, numerous nieces, nephews, that he loved dearly, and his sweet great niece, Sadie Elizabeth Lewendowski, who lit up his life with her ability to debate at three years of age.
Bill was preceded in death by his father Donald and stepmother, Ollie; and brother, Carl.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Pastor William Ohlmann officiating.
Visitation will be the evening prior on October 20, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
It was Bill’s wishes that his body be cremated following the funeral service. A private family service with his ashes will be held at a later date.
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 M. Buss of Cozad passed away October 11th, 2017 at Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 86.
Virginia was born October 5th, 1931 at Gothenburg, Nebraska to Emil and Mae (Houchin) Kostman. She attended school at Cozad. Virginia met Arthur Buss on a blind date when he was on an Army furlough. They fell in love and were married a year later on November 16th, 1946. Two children were born to this union, daughter Judy Rhoadarmer and son Jonathan Buss. Virginia and Arthur had 2 grandchildren, Gregory and Heather Rhoadarmer, whom they adored.
Virginia enjoyed her Chihuahuas and doing artwork which included painting and most recently taking up woodworking. Most of all, she enjoyed being with her family and taking care of them in any way she could. Virginia gave her well known "Ginny Mae hugs" to all she encountered and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Arthur; and daughter, Judy and sister, Bernita Royer.
Survivors include her son, Jon Buss of Cozad; grandchildren, Greg Rhoadarmer of Colorado and Heather Rhoadarmer of Lincoln; brother, Rod Kostman and wife Jackie of Cozad; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial has been established in her name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cozad Cemetery with Kathy Gundell, PMA officiating. Visitation with closed casket was Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at Berryman Funeral Home.
Celebration of Life Services for Tim W. Anderson was held on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Holdrege, Nebraska with Rev. Dr. W. Kirwin Stewart, Jr. officiating. Interment was held in the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege, following the services with military honors provided by the Martin-Horn American Legion Post #66 in conjunction with the United States Naval Military Honors Team.
Timothy William Anderson, 68 years of age, of Plum Creek Canyon, Nebraska, passed away on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at his home west of Johnson Lake, following a brief illness. Tim was born May 16th, 1949 at Holdrege, the eldest of four children born to Willard “Bud” Anderson and Elizabeth “Betty” (Gallagher) Anderson. He received his education from Holdrege Public Schools, graduating Holdrege High School with the class of 1967. He then pursued higher education at the Kearney State College, and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Tim served in the United States Navy Seabees from November 22nd, 1968 until November 14th, 1970. He served two tours in Vietnam, and then continued to serve in a reserve capacity until 1974.
On June 25th, 1977, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Pollard in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and to this union, they were blessed with two children: Lindsey and Riley. The family made their home in Holdrege, where Tim worked alongside his father in the family business, W.F. Anderson Company, which was started in 1929 by his grandfather, William “Bill” Anderson. This was a multiple disciplinary construction company with 350 employees, which Tim served as President of the company from 1979 until 1985. He then became the Executive Vice President of the Holdrege Chamber of Commerce until 1990. He loved to promote Holdrege, and he was proud to have been a small part of increasing Chamber membership and bringing big name concerts to the Phelps County Fair. In 1990, Tim began a long-term career with Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, where he served as the Public Relations Manager and functioned as the District registered lobbyist in Lincoln for more than 25 years. Following his retirement, he continued to be involved on a part-time basis with Central as a Public Relations Advisor until his passing. Throughout his career, Tim was passionate giving speeches, and communicating with the public regarding natural resource issues.
Tim’s life was devoted to public service, he enjoyed serving on countless boards where he was always willing to give of himself to better a project, and promote economic development.
Tim was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Holdrege. He was an advocate for water rights for the State of Nebraska, and was past member of the Nebraska Water Resources Association. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the Phelps County Development Corporation, the Holdrege Industrial Development Corporation, and the South Platte United Chambers of Commerce to name a few.
Tim enjoyed Nebraska football, life at Plum Creek, and most recently he loved the time spent with his granddaughter, Andie Jane, and was looking forward to another grandchild in November.
Besides his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Anderson, nephew, Brandon Anderson; and brother-in-law, Raymond Pollard.
He leaves to celebrate his life; his two children: Lindsey Anderson and her husband, Ryan Grieser of Milburn, Nebraska, and Riley Anderson of Elwood, Nebraska; one granddaughter, Andie Jane Grieser; life-long friend, and former wife, Dorothy Anderson of Holdrege; brother, Jeff Anderson and his wife, Terri of Solana Beach, California; sister, Beth Rager and her husband, Bob of Holdrege; sister-in-law, Teresa Anderson of Denver, Colorado; brothers-in-law: Irvin Pollard and his wife, Joan of Monument, Colorado; and Doug Pollard and his wife, Kathy of Taylor, Nebraska; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
A memorial has been established in Tim’s honor, and will be designated at a later date.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege was in charge of the arrangements.
Waunetta Vonnie Crisman, passed away on October 13th, 2017 at Gothenburg Health with family by her side.
She was born on March 22nd, 1923 to Walter and Emma Donner at Farnam, Nebraska growing up on a farmstead and attended school. She married Gerald Crisman and they made their home in Gothenburg. They had two sons, Ronald and Kenneth.
Waunetta loved to travel seeing 45 of the lower 48 states, taking many bus trips with her friend and travel companion, Mary Millsap. She enjoyed gardening and her flower gardens were beautiful, her embroidery work was impeccable, all the family enjoyed the many gifts received from her talent. Her most appreciated gift for the family was her cooking and baking, a master of both, her pumpkin pies and cinnamon rolls were the best.
She was a warm and loving person who was quick to share a smile, a visit and a helping hand. She opened her heart to family, also embracing those who had a need for family, she was like a mom and grams to them. She was loved by so many and will be missed deeply.
Waunetta is survived by her son Kenneth (Kim) Crisman of Gothenburg, daughter-in-law Linda Crisman of Gothenburg, grandsons, Rex (Stella) Crisman of Gothenburg, Jeff Crisman of Dallas, Texas, Josh Crisman (Ladonna) of North Platte, granddaughters Tammy (Jeff) Bonifas of Gothenburg, Sherri (John VonSeggern) Bice of Blair, Four great grandsons, Casey (Tiffany) Newbrey of Gothenburg, Adam (Lindsay) Newbrey of Broken Bow, Cole Crisman of Lincoln, Tanner Bice of Lincoln, three great granddaughters, Devyn Crisman of Kearney, Reagyn Crisman of North Platte, Leslie Potter of North Platte, along with many great-great grandchilden, nieces, and nephews, sister in law Lilly Donner of Farnam, and a special niece Virginia Smith of Grand Island.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Gerald, son Ronald and grandson Jory Crisman, brothers Cletus, Ray, Argil, and sister Mae.
Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Tuesday, October 17th, 2017.
Services were held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.
Interment followed in the Farnam Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department.
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