Dorothy M. Johnson of Cozad passed away February 27th, 2018 at Cozad Care Center at the age of 88. Dorothy was born March 29, 1929 in Lexington, Nebraska to Emil and Bertha (Fritz) Heller. She grew up near Midway Lake and attended country school at District 69. In 1953, Dorothy married George Johnson at the American Lutheran Church in Cozad. She was a devoted wife and mother, raising their three daughters and working alongside George, ranching and tending the crops. Dorothy enjoyed painting, leather work and crafts. She loved gardening and was an avid horse-woman. Dorothy was a member of the American Lutheran Church Ladies Auxiliary.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, sons-in-law John Vance and Gregg Hecox; and infant great grandson, Tristan Vance-Lacy. Survivors include her husband, George of Cozad; daughters, Linda Arnold and husband Ron of Papillion, Margaret Vance of Kearney and Norma Hecox of Kearney; grandchildren, Keri Quintanilla and husband Efrain of Papillion, Scott Arnold and wife Amy of Lincoln, Stacie Burnett and husband Jon of Kearney, Kylie Vance of Kearney, Heather Hecox of Kearney; great grandchildren, Nickolas, Gavin and Nolan Quintanilla of Papillion, Ruby, Eva and Cade Arnold of Lincoln, Uriah Vance-Lacy and Weston Burnett, both of Kearney.
Services will be held Friday, March 9th, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Robert Litzenberger officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. at Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, NE. Visitation will be Thursday March 8th, 2018 from 1 to 8 at Berryman Funeral Home.
DeWayne W. Urwiller passed away at his home in Raymondville Texas on Monday February 20th. He entered into the heavenly kingdom following a courageous fight with cancer.
Celebration of Life Services will be at the First United Methodist Church of Raymondville on March 3rd at 10:00 AM.
Survivors include his wife Shirley, son Mark, and daughter DeEnna. Grandchildren - James, Zachary, Tristen, and Brianna. Great Grandchildren: Noah, Gabrial, Landon, Hayden and Issabella. Sisters- LaVonne, and Marilyn, and numerous friends.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Raymondville Music Department.
Thelma Grace (Sack) Snell, 82, passed from this life February 20th, 2018, in Lexington, Nebraska, following a brief illness.
Born in Haxtun, Colorado, September 8th, 1935, to Roy and Hazel (Cole) Sack, she was the third of six children. When Thelma was 5 years old, the family moved to Longmont, Colorado. She began her schooling in a country school and graduated from Longmont High School in 1953.
Christianity and faith played a significant part in Thelma’s life from an early age, with active involvement in church and her decision to become a Christian by being immersed into Christ. Following high school, she enrolled in Midwest Christian College in Oklahoma City. There she met a young Bible college student who was studying for the ministry, and on August 22nd, 1954, she and Richard Harvey Snell were married. She taught Sunday school, played piano, helped in church camps and followed her preacher husband all over the country to serve in churches. Together, Richard and Thelma brought many to Christ and encouraged Christians in Colorado, Nebraska, Minnesota, Ohio, Wyoming and Indiana.
Thelma was a godly mother to four children. Mike (Shirley) Snell of Lexington, Lauren (Donnetta) Snell of North Platte, Karen (Merle) Pope of Topeka, Kansas, and Tim (Mindy) of Louisville, Kentucky. She delighted in taking care of her family and made home and faith her priority. She was an accomplished seamstress and enjoyed sewing quilts for her 16 grandchildren. Many of her 18 great grandchildren were blessed with handmade gifts or enjoyed tea parties with great-grandma.
Thelma took great pleasure in being a homemaker and showing hospitality to many. She baked pies, cookies and cinnamon rolls by the dozens for others. Many remember her as a hard worker and a cheerful soul. She laughed often and found hilarity in practical jokes on others.
Thelma was preceded in death by husband, Richard Snell (2014), her parents and brothers, Floyd and Wendell.
She is survived by all her children and grandchildren, her brothers, Stanley and Sherman, and sister, Sharon Karlstrum.
Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, March 1st, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 2nd, 2018 at 10:30 am at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Nathan Rhea officiating.
Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorial donations are suggested to “The Richard and Thelma Snell Christian Ekklesia Fund”.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.
Jolene E. Griese, age 64 of Cozad, passed away February 20th, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri as the result of a semi truck accident. Jolene was born June 7th, 1953 in Gettysburg, South Dakota to LeRoy and Theresa (Hoffman) Griese. She graduated from Cozad High School and attended college at UNK. Jolene worked at Monroe Auto in Cozad before moving to Colorado in 1987 to raise her children, Sonja and Jeremy. She spent recent years as a truck driver. Jolene enjoyed fishing and playing games, and spending time at her farm near Hershey, taking care of her animals and gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Carl Griese; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Griese. Survivors include her son Jeremy Eynetich of Cozad; daughter, Sonja Wright and husband Daniel of Cozad; grandchildren, Aliyah and Aryana Eynetich of Wyoming, Teryn Eynetich and wife Ashlei of North Carolina, Tia Montgomery of Cozad and Jericho Wright of Cozad; great grandchild, Gavyn Eynetich of Odessa; brother, Lynden Griese of Cozad; sister, Linda Mae Tidwell of Colorado; nephew's, Corey Roberts of Colorado and Bobby Griese of Chadron; niece, Tara Armagost of Cozad; and many other extended family and close friends.
Services were held Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor James McCrickard officiating. Burial was held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at Lebanon Cemetery near Gettysburg, SD. Visitation was Sunday, February 25th, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Berryman Funeral Home.
Deborah L. Clark of Cozad passed away February 22nd, 2018 at Plum Creek Assisted Living in Lexington, Nebraska at the age of 64. Deborah was born April 20th, 1953 in O'Neill, Nebraska to Louis and Doris (Eppenbach) Storjohann. She grew up in Burwell, Nebraska and graduated from High School.
On January 5th, 1974, she married Roger Clark. The couple were blessed with three children, Candy, Nicole and Jerad. The family settled in Cozad in 1976 to raise their family. Deborah cleaned the post office and other local businesses for 20 years and helped Roger at the boot shop. Deborah enjoyed cooking, listening to music, sewing and crocheting. Her most treasured times were spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and her dog, Jadyn.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, David Storjohann. Survivors include her husband, Roger of Cozad;daughters, Candy Buffing-
ton and husband Mike of North Platte and Nicole Clark of Hastings; son, Jerad Clark of Kearney; grandchildren, Allison and Ryan Clark of Kearney; 2 sisters, Shirley Belisle and husband Maurice of Denver, CO and Linda Hendrickson and Ron Hendrickson of Big Springs, NE; 2 brothers, Harold Storjohann and wife Joy of AR and Larry Storjohann and wife Monica of AR; furry friends, Jack, Jadyn and Buttercup; and many nieces, nephews and close friends.
A memorial has been established in her name. Services were held Monday, February 26th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Ann Gahn officiating. Cremation will follow. Visitation was Sunday from 1 to 5 at Berryman Funeral Home.
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