Gayle Jorgensen, 81, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Monday, July 17th, 2017, at Lexington Regional Health Center.
Gayle was born January 7th, 1936, in Stanton, Nebraska, to Ervin and Elsie (Kollath) Pohlman. She attended district #2 rural school, grades 1-3, and St. John’s Parochial School, grades 4-8. She then graduated from Stanton High School in May, 1953. She enjoyed music classes, secretarial training, speech, and acting classes. She served as President of F.H.A. She sang solos for many groups in her early years.
She attended Wayne State Teacher’s College in Wayne, Nebraska, and then the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where she received her teaching degree. She taught 4th grade in Fremont, and Kindergarten in Lincoln schools.
Gayle was married to Harvey Jorgensen of Curtis. The ceremony was August 12th, 1956 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stanton. They lived in Lincoln, Columbus, Broken Bow, Curtis, Cozad, and Lexington. They were the parents of five children, 4 girls and 1 boy.
Gayle was a stay-at-home mom for several years. She then was a substitute teacher, activity director at Curtis Nursing Home. She served as a caregiver at Park Avenue Estates, and volunteer Network Coordinator in Lexington, and 15 years as receptionist at the Grand Generation Center in Lexington. She loved the people.
Her greatest joy was teaching Bible Study classes for most of her life, starting with Sunday school in high school and Christian Woman’s Club studies in the Curtis area. She also loved teaching Women’s classes at Parkview Baptist Church.
She was active in Christian Women’s Club, Busy Homemakers and Penny Pincher’s Extension Clubs, and sang in the Curtis Easter Pageant for many years.
Gayle had a smile that would light up the room, a kind disposition, and a loving family who loved her very much.
She is survived by her husband, Harvey Jorgensen of Lexington, Nebraska; her children, Grant (Katya) Jorgensen of Beaver City, Nebraska, Kris (Randy) Lienemann of Loomis, Nebraska, Susan (Randy) Hatler of Tollhouse, California, Jayne Hasty of Evans, Colorado, and Julee (Charles) Colburn of Canton, Kansas; two brothers, Neal (Darlene) Pohlman of Norfolk, Nebraska, and Ken (Bev) Pohlman of Omaha, Nebraska; thirteen grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; as well as extended family and many friends.
Gayle was preceded in death by her parents; grandsons, Ryan Lienemann and Drew Jorgensen, and son-in-law, Jeff Hasty.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 24th, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington with Pastor John Shields officiating. Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. at Curtis Cemetery in Curtis, Nebraska with Pastor Paul Thomas officiating.
Visitation will be Sunday, July 23rd, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
Memorials are kindly 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.
Kennetha "Kenny" Rae Dillon, born June 26th, 1998 in Kearney Nebraska to Shanna Dillon and Francis Butler was taken prematurely due to a motorcycle accident in Redding, California on July 9th, 2017 at the age of 19.
Kenny was an amazing young lady, she was always adventurous, a little wild with a gypsy soul. She had an amazing passion for poetry, music and animals. Anyone she met was an instant fan of hers. Which is why she so easily made friends no matter where her travels had taken her. Traveling was one of the things Kennetha and her mom loved doing together. She will be loved and missed dearly by many.
Those preceeding her in death were her cousin Gaven Kasson; great grandparents, Dick and Bonnie Edelman and Tag and Lucille Dillon.
Survivors include her parents, Shanna Dillon and Francis Butler; Stepfather, Eric Frost; brothers, Hunter and Camden Dillon; lots of brothers and sisters on her father's side; aunts, Dana Dillon and Krista (Mike) Bodfield, cousins, Azaria, Tristan, Lotus, Reina, Jaylynn and Issac; also an abundance of great aunts, uncles and cousin's.
Memorials are suggested to the family in her name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, July 15th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James McCrickard officiating.
Harvey A. Walter of Cozad passed away July 13th, 2017 at Cozad Community Hospital at the age of 67.
A memorial service was held Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Doug Smith officiating.
Cremation was chosen.
Those wishing to sign the memorial book did so on Sunday at Berryman Funeral Home.
Larry J. Nelson, 80, of Callaway, Nebraska, died Monday, July 10th, 2017, at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Larry was born April 28th, 1937, in Grover, Colorado, to Albert B. and Margaret E. (Fox) Nelson.
He was baptized at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church of Callaway, Nebraska, where he was a member for many years. After school, Larry worked for Brown and Denesia Construction Company in Broken Bow, Nebraska from 1958 to 1966. He then went to work for the Village of Callaway for 37 years and retired as Superintendent. After retiring Larry thoroughly enjoyed farming and driving trucks for Pandorf Land and Cattle.
Larry was a proud member of the Callaway Chamber of Commerce and Callaway Housing Corporation (Grand Generation Manor) for many years. He retired after 40 years of service in the Callaway Volunteer Fire Department. He was the recipient of the Callaway Civic Recognition Award. He was recognized for his service in Nebraska Rural Water and received the 7 Hats Award from the American Public Power Association during his work as Village Utility Superintendent.
Through the years he enjoyed golfing, going to auctions, farming and working on machinery .
Survivors include his sister, Carolyn (Frank) Gubser of Irving, Texas; sister-in-law, Lola (Charles) Nussbaum of Grover, Colorado; three nieces, Elizabeth, Karen and Sharon and two nephews, Richard and Paul; special cousins, extended family, and many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Marvin. and nephew, Marvin Jr.
Celebration of Life Memorial Service was held Saturday, July 15th, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. at Callaway Community Church in Callaway with Pastor Dean Haidle officiating.
Private Interment was held prior in Rose Hill Cemetery. There was no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials are suggested to the Callaway Volunteer Fire Department.
Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway assisted with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Robert Leo Starr died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Loveland, Colorado on July 12th, 2017 at the age of 84, after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer and other health issues. Where to begin? Bob Starr was a great many things to a great many people. He was best friend and husband to his wife Gail for 58 years. He was a remarkable father to three children and a grandfather to six. He was kind to a fault. He lived to please others. He was a great man.
Other than his family, his former students and athletes were Bob’s greatest pride. He touched hundreds of young lives in Nebraska during his 33 years as a beloved teacher, coach, and mentor in Sargent, St. Paul, Kearney, Beatrice, North Platte, Lincoln High, and Seward. Bob was a proud graduate of Havelock Junior High and Lincoln Northeast (Always a Rocket!). Bob played football at Doane College, then served in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1954. He continued his education at Nebraska Wesleyan University where he played football and graduated in 1958. He was a member of Theta Chi fraternity. He earned his master’s degree at Kearney State College in 1965.
He was a member of the Nebraska Wesleyan University Athletic Hall of Fame. He was former President of the Nebraska Coaches’ Association and was active in the annual Shrine Bowl of Nebraska football game. He served as coach for the Shrine Bowl in both 1968 and 1976 and was the first coach for the Western Nebraska All-Star football game. Bob’s love for dogs was known by all. He was the happiest when there was a dog nearby. Schnauzers, boxers, and mutts of all kinds knew they were going to get a lot of love and good scratches if Bob was close.
Bob leaves his wife Gail, daughter Kim and husband Monte of Overland Park, Kansas; daughter Jennifer and husband Darin of Westminster, Colorado; son Bart and wife Monica of Denver, Colorado; six grandchildren, Connor, Emma, Allyson, Ethan, Iris, and Graham; sister-in-law, Pat Starr; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; goddaughters Karen Rohde and Jacki Hinrichs; and more friends and loved ones than one can count.
He was preceded in death by his parents, F.L. and Grace Starr; brothers F.L. Jr., Earl, and Floyd; and sister Doris.
For anyone wishing to honor Bob and his life, the family asks that donations be sent to the Capital Humane Society in Lincoln, NE, the American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Services were held Monday, July 17th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark's Methodist Church in Lincoln with Pastor Wayne Alloway officiating. Visitation at the church was from 9 a.m. until service time on Monday.
Burial was Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Cozad Cemetery with Pastor Doug Smith officiating. Visitation was held prior to the burial on Tuesday at Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
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