Marjorie A. Kugler of Johnson Lake passed away January 29th, 2018 in Hastings, Nebraska at the age of 84.  Marjorie was born December 2nd, 1933 in Eustis, Nebraska to  Otto and Sophia (Yeutter) Bartruff.  She graduated from Eustis High School. On January 18th, 1953, Marjorie married Kenneth Kugler at the Methodist Church in Eustis. The couple were blessed with 3 children, Jane, Scott and Kurt. Marjorie loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a seasoned cook and baker, hosting many large family dinners.  She was on the 4-H Council, FHA Board and helped with many 4-H projects.  Marjorie was a longtime member of St. John Lutheran Church and assisted with bible school for many years.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Lucile Wahl-Anderson and Doris Welle-Hotchkiss; brothers, Vern Bartruff, Robert Bartruff and Otto Bartruff Jr.; infant brother, Lloyd; brothers-in-law, Lorenz Wahl, Leonard Rieker, Harley Anderson, Gilbert Welle, Robert Hotchkiss; sister-in-law, Loraine Bartruff.
  Survivors include her husband, Kenneth of Johnson Lake; children, Dr. Jane Kugler and husband Dr. Douglas Vonderfecht of Omaha; Dr. Scott Kugler and wife Cindy of Kearney and Kurt Kugler and wife Erin of Johnson Lake; grandchildren, Paul and Francine Vonderfecht of Omaha, Thomas Vonderfecht and special friend Susan Stangl of Omaha, William Vonderfecht and fiancé Madison Dahl of Dallas, TX, Stephanie and Doug Ourada of Hastings, Anna Kugler of Williamsburg VA, Dr. Kole and Heather Kugler of Kearney, Tyler and Lindsey Kugler of Johnson Lake, Benjamin Kugler and Ana Tejada of Boston, MA; 7 great grandchildren; sisters, Betty Reiker of Gothenburg, Diane and Danny Easterday of Eustis; sister-in-law, Evelyn Bartruff of Eustis.
  A memorial has been established in her name. Online condolences may be shared at Services were held Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Eustis with Vicar Kathy Gundell officiating.  Burial followed at East Cemetery, Eustis.  Visitation was Friday from 5 to 7 pm at St. John Lutheran Church.  Berryman Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  Arlene A. Peterson, 96, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died January 28, 2018 at her home in Gothenburg, NE.  
  She was born August 29th, 1921 in Gothenburg, NE, daughter of Henry C. and Dena (Lambertus) Aden.
  Arlene grew up at Gothenburg and graduated with the class of 1939.  She later attended Colorado A & M at Ft. Collins where she was a member of the Tri-Delta Sorority.  She lived at Gothenburg and Jeffrey Lake.  She worked for many years in the Aden & Kampfe Store.  She married O. Blaine Peterson on May 5, 1946 at St. John's Lutheran Church, they had five children - Stephen, Gregg, Kent, Kristi, and Kelly.  She was a member of the American Lutheran Church and a 50 + year member of her Bridge Club.
  She is survived by her husband Blaine Peterson of Gothenburg, NE, three sons, Steve (Ligia) Peterson of Gothenburg, NE, Gregg (Debbie) Peterson, Kent (Krystal) Peterson; two daughters, Kelly Schmeeckle, Kristi (Stanley) Combs; 15 grandchildren;  11 great grandchildren;  along with many extended family and friends. 
  Arlene was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Dena Aden, brother, Floyd Aden, and son-in-law, Ronnie L Schmeeckle.
  Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Thursday, February 1st, 2018,1:00 - 8:00 pm. with the family present from 4:00-6:00 pm. 
  Funeral services will be held at American Lutheran Church, Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at 11:00 am.  
  Burial will follow in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Nebraska.
  Memorials may be given to the Sun Theatre, PO Box 15, Gothenburg, NE 69138, Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department, 602 10th St, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or Gothenburg Historical Society, PO Box 153, Gothenburg, NE 69138.  
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  Trent J. Lindstedt of North Platte Nebraska passed away at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha at the age of 76.  Trent was born on March 21nd, 1941 in Gothenburg, Nebraska to Conrad L. and Goldie V. (Nelson) Lindstedt.  
  Trent graduated from Cozad High School in 1959 before moving to Ogallala where he worked for the Ogallala Police Department.  Trent then worked for the Cheyenne Pipeline for a spell before being hired on the Union Pacific Railroad as an engineer on  the Third District.  
  Trent was an avid car enthusiast, and his love of antique vehicles saw him travel to many different states across the country to attend car shows.  Trent spent many hours in his garage working on his beloved trucks and street rods.  Trent was a member of the Cody Cruisers, the Moose Lodge, and a former member of the UP Oldtimers.  
  Trent is survived by his wife Pam (Jamieson) Lindstedt, whom he married on April 10th, 1976 in North Platte, his three daughters, Kristy Anthony and her husband Mark of North Platte, Vangi Stewart and her husband Jonathan of Bar Harbor, Maine, and Staci Ponte of North Platte, his brother, Gordon Lindstedt of Cozad, his grandchildren, Tyler and Bryar and his wife Karen Anthony, J. Taylor Stewart and W. Dakota Stewart, Donavon Lillard, and Alexis Ponte, his brother-in-law, Ricki and his wife Mary Lou Jamieson and their daughter, Angela, his niece and nephew, Paige and her husband John Sweeney and Scott and his wife Tracy Lindstedt, along with his special friend, Mary Pressley.  
  Trent was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Jodi Lindstedt, his granddaughters, Megan Sparks and Emily Anthony, his sister-in-law Babe Lindstedt, his nephew, Jason Jamieson, as well as his father and mother-in-law, Dean and Donna Jamieson.  
  Memorial services were held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27th, 2018 at Harvest Christian Fellowship.  Cremation was chosen. A memorial has been established in his memory. The family received friends on Friday, January 26th from 5–7 p.m. at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.  Those wishing to sign the memorial book did so from 9am to 5pm Wednesday through Friday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel, which was responsible for arrangements.  Online condolences may be shared at

Anita L. Belknap of Cozad, formerly of Saginaw, Michigan, passed away January 18th, 2018 at Cozad Care Center at the age of 69. Cremation was chosen. Berryman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

  Patrick B. Splane of Cozad, Nebraska passed away peacefully Sunday morning, January 7th, 2018 at the Cozad Care & Rehabilitation Center after a brief stay. He was 85.
  Born August 8th, 1932 in Portland, Oregon to Ruth and Millard Splane, Patrick attended Marymount Military Academy in Tacoma, Washington, followed by attendance at Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento, California.  His proficiency in typing and business machines led to employment with Union Pacific RR as a telegrapher which ended when he enlisted in the US Army as a member of the 706th Ordnance Corp, receiving a Commendation for service with Honor and Distinction.
  After attending Western Washington State College in Bellingham, Patrick’s skills led to positions as Office Manager to several prominent plumbing supply firms in Bellingham, Portland, Seattle, and Denver. After several years with Keenan Supply of Denver, he retired and moved to Nebraska with his beloved cocker spaniel, Johanna. In August 1998, he accepted employment with the Brady Public Schools as a school bus driver until April 2004, a job he truly enjoyed.
  A member of the Good Sam Club, Patrick traveled with his camper through Nebraska, Colorado, Washington, and California. He served for several years as secretary/treasurer to the Elwood Odie Chapter of AA.
  An authority on vintage automobiles, his favorite being the Studebaker, Patrick attended car shows throughout the region of Denver, Nebraska, and New England. He was a life-long member of the Lambda Car Club International and its Regional chapters of Denver and New England. In September 2017 he was awarded "Best In Class" trophy for a 1994 Oldsmobile Cruiser SE submitted by Patrick and his best friend, Colonel Robert Freitas.
  Patrick is survived by his daughter Davia and her husband, Steve Larson of Portland, OR, his son Tim Splane and his wife Rochelle of Brady, NE and grandchildren Lachelle, Daniel, and Colin, and his brother Tony and his wife Cleo of Sedro Woolley, Washington, and their children Shawn Splane of Seattle and Renee Roozekrans of Mt. Vernon, WA.   
  Patrick was cremated.  Interment is scheduled for Auburn, CA where he wished to be buried alongside his mother, Ruth. A military burial ceremony will be performed to honor his service to his country. Condolences may be posted to his online guest book at