Donald R Miller, 69, of Gothenburg, NE, died July 3rd, 2017 at Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska.
He was born June 12th, 1948 in Lexington, Nebraska son of Vaun and Catherine (Resch) Miller.
Don served his country in the F Troop 8th Calvary Americal Division in the US Army as a Spec 5 in 1968 & 1969 during the Vietnam War. Don married Sheri Feddersen on January 7th, 1972 and they had two boys - Brad & Brian. Don farmed for many years and enjoyed working with cattle. He also remodeled homes. He loved to weld, tinker on tractors and cars and work on the derby cars with his grandkids. Another pass time he liked was shooting trap. He enjoyed spending time with his family and having coffee with his friends.
Surviving are wife, Sheri Miller of Gothenburg, Nebraska, sons Brad (Deanna) Miller of Gothenburg, Brian (Candace) Miller of Elizabeth, Colorado; grandchildren- Tyler, Trayven, and Tarynn Miller of Gothenburg; brother Glen (Diane) Miller of Kearney, sister Linda (Ron) Jensen of Long Beach, California; Duane (Deanna) Miller of Missouri, brother in law Russ (Cathy) Feddersen of Minnesota along with nieces and nephews and friends. A very special furry friend Teagen.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Vaun and Catherine Miller.
Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, July 6th.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 7th, 2017, 3:30 p.m. at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 10th St, Gothenburg, Nebraska with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.
Burial followed in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska with Military Honors.
Memorials may be designated to the family to be given to a Veteran's Organization at a later date. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
John F. Kratzenstein, 79, of Brady, Nebraska, died July 3rd, 2017 in Gothenburg, Nebraska.
He was born January 14th, 1938 on the farm north of Brady, son of Arthur and Martha Kratzenstein.
John grew up in Wild Horse Valley and graduated from Brady High School. John married Darlene Sears on April 21st, 1963 in North Platte. To this union, a son Monte and a daughter Suzanne were born. John lived his entire life in Wild Horse Valley where he farmed and ranched.
John was a member of the Svea Dal Covenenant Church.
Surviving are wife, Darlene Kratzenstein of Brady, Nebraska, son, Monte (Lexi) Kratzenstein of Kearney, Nebraska, daughter, Suzanne (Arlen) Quinn of Bellevue, Nebraska, grandchildren Josie and Jace Kratzenstein of Kearney, Amber(Jonathon) Sims of Elkhorn, Brian Quinn of Mayville, North Dakota, and Shelby Quinn of Bellevue, two great-grandchildren, Cullen and Raegan Sims of Elkhorn, along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents, and sister Marilyn Rubenthaler.
John lived his life treasuring his Friends, his Family, & his Faith. He loved his many friends who always offered a hand, especially during his last 13 years of deteriorating health. John loved his family so much. His happiest moments were spent at family dinners & gatherings, watching his grandkids sporting events, showing the great grandkids around the farm, & sitting in his recliner watching the chaos of a family get-together. John lived his life as an incredible example of his Christian beliefs. His calm demeanor, patience, & faithfulness inspired many, especially during his numerous hospital stays. His handshake was his word. His love for all was unconditional. John's prayers were filled with thankfulness & he always mentioned the "Christian way of life" which was so important to him. He loved a life devoted to preparing for his eternal home & he is now in the presence of his Lord & Savior.
Visitation was held at the Evangelical Free Church, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, July 6th, 2017.
Services were held at Evangelical Free Church, July 7th, 2017 at 11:30 am with Pastor Mike Maroney officiating.
Memorials may be given to the Svea Dal Evangelical Covenant, 1676 Svea Dal Road, Brady, NE 69123 or the Cromer Scholarship Fund at the Brady High School. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.
Jessie “Gram” Bruhn, 85, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Monday, July 3rd, 2017, at her home in Lexington.
She was born October 10th, 1931, in New York City, New York, to Fred and Katie (Williamson) Williams. She moved to Grand Island, Nebraska where she attended school and graduated from Grand Island Senior High in 1950. That same year she met the love of her life when he asked her to dance to "The Blue Skirt Waltz", and on June 30th, 1950, she was united in marriage with Kenneth Bruhn in the First Presbyterian Church in Grand Island.
They had two daughters and moved extensively throughout their marriage, following Kenneth's work constructing the Titan and Minuteman missile system in Wyoming, Colorado, North and South Dakota, and Nebraska. In 1969 the family settled in Aurora Nebraska. Jessie was a member of the Aurora United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Yarn Spinner group crocheting prayer shawls for those needing comfort and healing. Following the loss of her husband in 1988 Jessie opened Gram's Daycare. She became Gram to every child in her care and she loved them deeply.
In 2010 her health began to fail so she closed her daycare and relocated to Lexington Nebraska to live in the care of her daughter Gerri. She loved crafting, flower arranging, house plants, crocheting, watching TV and her IPad. Her greatest love though was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.
Jessie was a devoted and loving mother. She loved holidays and family get-togethers; any chance to spend time with her family was important to her. She was very proud of her family and she leaves all her children and grandchildren with the knowledge that they were truly loved.
Jessie was known for her feisty, yet good sense of humor. Her generous heart filled her home with love, fun, and an attitude that there was always room for one more. She will be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Jessie is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Rex) Nissen of Aurora, Nebraska, and Gerri (Jack) Govier of Lexington, Nebraska; one sister, Barbara Giesenhagen of Green River, Wyoming; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Duane) Osnes of Kearney, Nebraska, Ryan (Janelle) Nissen of Omaha, Nebraska, Jeff (Jill) Govier of Elkorn, Nebraska, Matt (Brandie) Nissen of Alma, Nebraska, Ashley Nissen of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, and Jamie Nissen of Aurora, Nebraska; nine great-grandchildren; two honorary grandchildren, Michaela Dahlke of Hubert, North Carolina, and Alicia Elson of Grand Island, Nebraska; one sister-in-law, Gayle Schweiger of Grand Island, Nebraska; several nieces and nephews, as well as her Day Care families.
Jessie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Bruhn; three brothers, Alfred, Richard, and George Williams; and two sisters, Mary Smith and Katherine “Kay” Carter.
It was Jessie’s wishes that her body be cremated. There will be no visitation.
A Memorial Celebration of Life was held Friday, July 7th, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in Grand Island, Nebraska with Pastors Jack Govier and Duane Osnes officiating.
Inurnment was in the Grand Island City Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home and Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements. To share online condolences with the family, please visit: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Ruth I. Carter of Cozad passed away July 9th, 2017 at Cozad Care Center at the age of 82.
Ruth was born July 3rd, 1935 at Lexington, Nebraska to Ira and Georgia (Oliver) Vance and was the youngest of 9 children. She graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1953.
Ruth married Paul Carter in 1955. The couple lived in Chicago, Illinois where Paul was stationed while in the Army. In 1957, their son Robert was born. Shortly after, they moved back to Lexington where their daughter Laura was born. The family moved to Colorado where they resided for 13 years before returning to Cozad. Ruth worked for Evans Bakery in Cozad until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; daughter, Laura; 5 brothers; 3 sisters; and many more relatives.
Survivors include her son Robert Carter and wife Teresa of Kearney; grandchildren, Stephanie McKillop and husband Jeff, Jennifer Palu and husband Brad, April Yang and husband Peter and Ian Lemmer; great grandchildren, Juliet, Parker and Max McKillop, Harrison Palu and Madison and Carter Yang; 39 nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Clark Carter of Cozad; sister-in-laws, Bonnie Carter of Bertrand and Joan Vance of Omaha.
A graveside memorial service will be held will be held Thursday, July 13th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Hewitt Cemetery east of Cozad with Victor Rasmussen officiating.
Those wishing to sign the memorial book may did so on Wednesday at Berryman Funeral Home.
Cynthia "Cindy" M Parsons, born August 28th, 1955 in Cozad, Nebraska to Georgia (Sheets-Parsons ) Bartlett and Melvin Parsons and went to be with her Lord on June 29th, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.
Cindy attended school at Lucerne Valley District 27 from kindergarten through 6th grade and then attended Cozad City Schools graduating in 1973. She graduated from Hastings Community College with an Associates Degree in Secretarial Science.
On September 27th, 1975 Cindy married Greg Newton from Lexington, Nebraska. During this time she was employed at Countryman and Associates in Lexington. In 1983 Cindy moved to Kearney to accept a position at Eaton Corporation and later was employed with BD Construction. On May 24th, 1985, her daughter Kristina Marie was born at Good Samaritan Hospital.
In 1995 Cindy married David Brundage and moved back to Cozad in 1996. She was employed with Berrreckman and Berreckman Law Office and later became self employed with her bookkeeping service.
Her first grand babies, Hayden and Jordyn Pape, were born in July 2009 so Cindy moved to Lincoln to be closer to her family. In 2012 a third grand baby Ashlyn joined the family. Cindy's grand babies were her world. While in Lincoln she continued her bookkeeping service and developed a substantial client base and a network of extremely supportive friendships.
Survivors include her daughter Kristy and husband Steve Pape, grand babies Hayden, Jordyn and Ashlyn all of Lincoln, Nebraska. Three sisters; Kathy Gray-Goos of Holdrege, Nebraska, Pam and husband Bill Houchin of Riverdale, Nebraska and Mona and husband Rick Meyer of Mesa, Arizona. Two brothers, Lonnie and wife Kelly Parsons of North Platte, Nebraska and Michael and wife Jennifer Bartlett of Cozad, Nebraska. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Those preceding her in death were her parents Georgia Bartlett, Wayne Bartlett, Melvin Parsons and her niece Carly Gray.
The family has chosen cremation with a Memorial Service on Thursday, July 6th at Faith Bible Church in Lincoln, Nebraska at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of plants and flowers please visit: www.youcaring.com/fawnrader-863275 to assist the family with memorial expenses.
Condolences may be sent to Kristy Pape PO Box 22302 Lincoln NE 68542.