Ross J. Klein, 87, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died June 19th, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska.
He was born November 29th, 1929 south of Farnam, Nebraska, son of Louis and Nona (Hayworth) Klein.
Ross went to country school south of Farnam and completed 8 years in 7. He then graduated from Curtis Agricultural High School. He earned his degree in Electricity and Allied Electronics from a trade school in Lincoln in 1952. Ross was very active with sports in high school. He enjoyed boxing and never lost a bout. He won his first bout by TKO in 37 seconds in the first round. He liked to tell that he had never had on boxing gloves before or even boxed. He boxed for 2 years in Golden Gloves and won all rounds except one draw on point. Ross lived in Lincoln in 1952 and worked at Mead Ammunition Depot.
Ross farmed and ranched south of Farnam from 1950 to 1985. He also operated an electrical business during those years. Ross bought an electronics business in Fort Morgan, Colorado in 1985. He sold that business in 1997 and moved to Greeley, Colorado to work for Sears appliance sales division. He also sold Honda & Toyota cars until May of 2000 when he went to work for Successful Farming Magazines. He spent the next 11 years traveling thru Colorado, Wyoming, western Nebraska, Kansas and South Dakota as a supervisor of sales and demographics of farm information. In 2007 Ross and Carolyn moved to North Platte. In 2015 Ross and Carolyn moved to Gothenburg.
Ross loved all animals and birds. He was so proud of his family and was a firm believer in honest hard work. Ross married Jean Whisler on October 1st, 1950 to this union five children were born: Rhonda, Deb, Doug, Cindy, and Eric. He was married to Evonne Knapp in 1989, and married Carolyn Anderson on September 21, 2006.
Survivors include: his wife Carolyn Klein; three daughters, Rhonda (Doug) Hill of Farnam, Deb (Ed) Krone of Gothenburg, Cindy (Rod) Troyer of Greeley, Colorado; two sons, Doug (Paula) Klein Moorefield, Eric Klein of Greeley, Colorado; two brothers, Raymond Klein of Trenton; aunt, Darlene Klooz of Sargent; 43 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren and one great-great grandhchild; along with many extended family and friends.
Ross was preceded in death by father, Louis Klein, mother, Nona M Klein, sister, Ruth Klein, brother, Russell Klein, Evonne Knapp, Jean Klein.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Sunday, June 25th, 2017, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, June 26th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Interment will follow in the Maywood Cemetery, Maywood, Nebraska.
Memorials may be designated to the family for later designation.
Steve E. Leibert, 62, of Cozad, Nebraska, died Wednesday, June 14th, 2017, at Bryan LGH East in Lincoln, Nebraska.
He was born December 5th, 1954, in Broken Bow, Nebraska, to Darrell Eugene and Shirley Sue (Wells) Leibert. e attended school at Sargent, graduating from Sargent High School with the class of 1972. He then attended Mid-Plains Technical College in North Platte, Nebraska where he studied auto mechanics.
After school he returned to Sargent where he worked for his dad driving truck. Steve was united in marriage to Yvonne M. Amos on August 13th, 1974, in Sargent, Nebraska. Two children were born to this union, Vince and Becky. Yvonne passed away in 2002. He then found love again and married Linda L. (Eggleston) Schwarz on May 9th, 2004, at Johnson Lake, Nebraska. Steve welcomed Linda’s children, Adam and Brandi to the family.
Steve moved to Lexington in 1983, where he went to work for Lexington Co-op. He then worked for Oscar Ziebell, and returned to Co-op as the Propane Dept. manager. In 2005, Steve and Linda moved to Cozad. He was working for RDO Truck Center when he became ill the first part of May.
To say Steve loved cars, and stock car racing is an understatement. He was on a racing crew for many years, Vince drove the car. He also enjoyed restoring old cars, music, where he played in the band, Honky Tonk Heroes, playing base guitar. He had a passion for painting pictures, model airplanes, and anything that kept his hands busy. He was a wonderful husband, dad, and grandpa. He had a very dry sense of humor, and had the best laugh. He will be so very missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his dad, Darrell Leibert of Sargent, Nebraska; wife, Linda Leibert of Cozad, Nebraska; son, Vince (Jennifer) Leibert of Lexington, Nebraska; daughter, Becky (Matt) Stuhr of Bradshaw, Nebraska; stepson, Adam Schwarz of Lexington, Nebraska; stepdaughter, Brandi Schwarz of Cozad, Nebraska; eight grandchildren, Brooke, Vincent Jr., William, Croix, Drake, and Reece Leibert all of Lexington, Nebraska, Riley and Ashton Stuhr of Bradshaw, Nebraska; five step-grandchildren, Bobbie Jo Schwarz of Elwood, Nebraska, Mary Wood of Holdrege, Nebraska, Desaray Schwarz of Cozad, Nebraska, Miracle and Caly Kinkle of Gibbon, Nebraska; three brothers, Rick (Rosemary) Leibert of Sargent, Nebraska, Tim (Terri) Leibert of Sargent, Nebraska, and Terry Joe (Terese) Leibert of Smithville, Missouri; also surviving are nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley and first wife, Yvonne.
Funeral Services were Tuesday, June 20th, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Pastor Ken Schwarz officiating.
Burial was in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Sargent, Nebraska.
Visitation was held Monday, June 19th, 2017 at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in 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.
Karen Ruth (Sundermann) Maline (9/2/42-4/13/17), a long-time Nebraska resident and 5 year resident of Arizona, died after a 3½ year courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.
Karen loved her family deeply and is survived by her husband, John; son, Matt (Shelly); daughter, Sara (Scott) Bohn; sister, Becky (Dave) Schernikau. She is also survived by seven grandchildren who were the light of her world: Tiffany Osburn, Claire Maline, Abby Maline, Autum Maline, Bradon Maline, Emma Bohn, William Bohn, and three great-grandchildren: Lily, Audrey, and Nathaniel Osburn. Karen had many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins whom she loved and who shall miss her.
Her memorial service was held at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, 1616 W B St, North Platte, NE 69101, at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 28th, 2017. Inurnment was in the columbarium at the North Platte Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church (Peoria, AZ) or the Alzheimer’s Association, Desert Southwest Chapter. Online condolences may be shared at www.carpentermemorial.com. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of arrangements.
Donald Ole Inslee, M.D., 86, of Midlothian, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Sunday, November 13th, 2016.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Florence Oltmer Inslee and his parents, Gerald and Edith Inslee.
He is survived by his four children, Christian, Thomas, Marianna, and Claudine; and two grandchildren, Daniel and Cara.
Dr. Inslee was a Captain in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, stationed in Germany prior to entering private practice in Gothenburg, Neb. in 1960. Before retiring, Dr. Inslee served as Medical Supervisor at DuPont from 1973 to 1994. As part of his lifelong dedication to the service of others, Dr. Inslee was a Master Mason in Samaritan Lodge No. 158 in Chadron, Neb. for more than 60 years. He was a man of many talents, an artist, a sculptor, and someone who could build anything. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial service will be held at Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad, Nebraska at 9 am on Friday, June 23rd. Private interment at Cozad Cemetery will follow the service.
Porfiria 'Freda' B. Alonzo of North Platte passed away June 8th, 2017 at Cozad Care Center at the age of 66. Freda was born December 28th, 1950 at North Platte, Nebraska to Alfonso and Concepcion (Barela) Alonzo. She graduated from North Platte High School with the class of 1968. Following graduation, Freda joined the US Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
She returned to North Platte after completing her enlistment obligation. Freda was employed by Union Pacific Railroad as a Welder/Boiler Maker for over 20 years. She enjoyed working out, embroidering, getting her hair and nails done and spending time in her garden. Freda loved all animals and was known for being strong and independent.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Monica; sisters, Ermalianda, Rosie and Lorenza; brother, Jose and grandson, Giovani Lopez.
Survivors include her daughter, Celestina Lopez of Grand Island; brother, Paul (Margie) Alonzo of Cozad; grandchildren, Cassandra Perez, Leonardo Lopez, Lidia Cabrera; 7 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Mass of the Christian Burial was Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church with Father C.P. Varghese as celebrant. Rosary was at 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 12th, 2017 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. Inurnment was at the North Platte Cemetery. Carpenter Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
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