Kenneth “Kenny” Ray Dornhoff, 89 years of age from Minden, Nebraska passed away on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at Kearney County Health Service-Long Term Care in Minden.
Funeral services were on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Minden with Father James Benton officiating.
Visitation was at the Craig Funeral Home in Minden on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017. Rosary was recited at the church Wednessday evening.
Kenny was born on May 14th, 1928 in Heartwell, Nebraska to Henry and Pansey (Burchell) Dornhoff. He grew up in the Heartwell area and graduated from Heartwell High School.
On November 17th, 1948 he married Jacqueline “Jacque” Haws in Heartwell. They farmed in the Heartwell area. They moved into Minden in 1999. Jacque and Kenny enjoyed spending time at their cabin at Johnson Lake; fishing, water skiing and golfing. They wintered in Brownsville, Texas. They also traveled to many destinations.
Kenny was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Heartwell until moving to Minden and then joined the St. John’s parish. Kenny was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Heartwell Lions Club.
Survivors include two sons, Ron Dornhoff and John Dornhoff both of Heartwell; daughter, Julie Dornhoff and special friend, Dan Hutt of Johnson Lake; daughter in-law, Goldie Dornhoff of Heartwell; brother in-law, Robert Greisen of Minden; nine grandchildren; Jason Dornhoff & friend Ruth, Malcom Dornhoff & wife Nicole, Jennifer tenBensel & husband Joe, Carrie Ann Geiger & husband Will, Matthew Dornhoff & wife Ashley, Audra Akhurst & husband Darren, Isaac Naughtin, Felice Sikes & husband Casey & Stanley Dornhoff and twelve great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jacque; son Richard; brothers Dale and Herb and sisters, Pauline Schneider and Bonnie Greisen.
Memorials are suggested to the Parkinson’s Foundation for research or to St. John’s Altar Society.
Robert (Bob) Britton, 72, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away early Tuesday, September 19th, 2017, at Cozad Care in Cozad, Nebraska.
Bob was born December 7th, 1944, in Tucson, Arizona, to William and Jean (Holcomb) Britton, Jr.
He was raised in Lexington where he attended local schools, participated in sports and was a St. Ann’s letterman.
He was also an Eagle Boy Scout.
Bob worked as a mason for Britton Construction in Lexington before moving on to Colorado, Arizona and Idaho to continue his career in construction.
He returned to Lexington several years ago to retire.
Bob is survived by his two children, Robby and Joell in Phoenix, Arizona; brothers Rick in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Randy in Tucson, Arizona, and Gary in Elephant Butte, New Mexico.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents.
It was Bob’s wishes that his body be cremated. The family has honored those wishes.
A Memorial is being planned at a later date.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
With heavy hearts we share with you the passing of Danielle (Dani) Dawn Engberg on September 17th, 2017 in Salem, Oregon. She was 31 years old.
Dani was born on a very exciting Thanksgiving Day, November 28th, 1985. The excitement of that particular Thanksgiving and the sentiment behind the holiday stayed with Dani all of her life. She loved for things to be exciting, often saying things, telling stories or jokes, or playing little tricks on those she loved and those she just met to make things more interesting and a lot more fun!
She was a very generous soul. She loved to give gifts. Always showing up with something she just knew you had to have, sending little care packages to family further away, and spoiling nieces and nephews. No occasion was too small to give someone a little piece happiness and a reason to give was never necessary. It was who she was. She created a feeling of thanksgiving to all who were fortunate to know her.
Dani lived without fear, she loved without guard, and laughed with ease. She loved camping, traveling (especially with those she loved), shopping, and spending time with friends and family. She leaves behind so many people that loved her and will miss her immensely. She leaves behind a legacy of love, may the lives of all she touched be changed and may they love more deeply because of their time with her.
She was preceded in death by her Father, Robert (Pete) Tinlin.
She is survived by her mother, Donna VanDolah, and sisters Tracy (Robert) Summers and children Josie, Eli and Andy; Betty(Jason) Vertin and children Lexi, Max, Chance, Rowen, Charlie and Mary; Scarlett (Aaron) Johnson and children Addison and Aarison; Angel (Nicholas) Lakin and children Isaac, Nicole, McKenzie, and Adelynn; Bobbie McKelvey and daughter Airionna; and Samantha Klatt and children Colten, Colbi, and Kinsli; and brother Daniel (Cara) Dyke; honorary daughters Annabell and Destiney; and many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends.
Services will be held Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, NE at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given In Memory of Danielle for a Memorial Bench to be placed in Hastings for people to enjoy and feel her spirit, Danielle Engberg Memorial, 1018 Port Neches Drive, Little Elm, TX 75068.
Janet Eileen Knapp/Groves/Linville, of Orchard, Colorado, passed away on Saturday, September 23rd, 2017 at the age of 75.
Janet was born to parents Wesley and Geraldine (Thomas) Knapp on April 11th, 1942 in Shelby, Nebraska.
She attended school in Nebraska through the 8th grade, after which she attended Weldon Valley High School in Colorado, and graduated in 1959. In November of 1959, she married Theodore Raymond Groves. They lived and worked in Morgan County. Later she moved back to Nebraska and worked for Country Blues Restaurant in Farnam for several years before moving back to Orchard, Colorado.
She would make quilts and crochet baby blankets and clothes for grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Gardening and baking were also a passion, as well as reading.
Janet and T.R. had four children: daughter, Brenda (Russell) Speaker of Briggsdale, Bill Groves of Orchard, Scott (Brenda) Groves of Fort Morgan, and Bob Groves of Orchard.
She is preceded in death by T.R. Groves, brother, Teddy Eugene, and her parents Wesley Knapp and Geraldine Johnson.
Janet had 9 grandchildren, CJ Groves, Kristen Groves, Jerry Speaker, John Speaker, Tim Speaker, Amanda Groves, Erica Groves, Jake Buhring, and Savanah Hastings. She also had 6 great grandchildren, Laramie, Corbin, Blasi Joe, Cameron, Macy Rae and Brody.
Janet is survived by brother, Dale (Wanda) Knapp of Weldona, sister, Kathy (Reynolds) Widick of Nebraska, sister, Janette Evans of California, and brother Wayne (Aileen) Johnson of Nebraska.
There will be a Celebration of Life, October 7th, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. To be held at the residence of Bill Groves, 35488 CR 2, Orchard, Colorado. Food, tea, water and soda will be provided. If any other beverage is desired, please provide your own. The family is grateful for the condolences, but asks that any donations be sent to Hospice of the Plains Inc., 100 Broadway, Suite 1A, Sterling, Colorado 80751.
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