Virginia M. Buss of Cozad passed away October 11th, 2017 at Cozad Care and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 86.
Virginia was born October 5th, 1931 at Gothenburg, Nebraska to Emil and Mae (Houchin) Kostman. She attended school at Cozad. Virginia met Arthur Buss on a blind date when he was on an Army furlough. They fell in love and were married a year later on November 16th, 1946. Two children were born to this union, daughter Judy Rhoadarmer and son Jonathan Buss. Virginia and Arthur had 2 grandchildren, Gregory and Heather Rhoadarmer, whom they adored.
Virginia enjoyed her Chihuahuas and doing artwork which included painting and most recently taking up woodworking. Most of all, she enjoyed being with her family and taking care of them in any way she could. Virginia gave her well known "Ginny Mae hugs" to all she encountered and will be missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Arthur; and daughter, Judy and sister, Bernita Royer.
Survivors include her son, Jon Buss of Cozad; grandchildren, Greg Rhoadarmer of Colorado and Heather Rhoadarmer of Lincoln; brother, Rod Kostman and wife Jackie of Cozad; and many nieces, nephews and extended family.
A memorial has been established in her name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Graveside services were held Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cozad Cemetery with Kathy Gundell, PMA officiating. Visitation with closed casket was Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at Berryman Funeral Home.
Celebration of Life Services for Tim W. Anderson was held on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Holdrege, Nebraska with Rev. Dr. W. Kirwin Stewart, Jr. officiating. Interment was held in the Prairie Home Cemetery at Holdrege, following the services with military honors provided by the Martin-Horn American Legion Post #66 in conjunction with the United States Naval Military Honors Team.
Timothy William Anderson, 68 years of age, of Plum Creek Canyon, Nebraska, passed away on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at his home west of Johnson Lake, following a brief illness. Tim was born May 16th, 1949 at Holdrege, the eldest of four children born to Willard “Bud” Anderson and Elizabeth “Betty” (Gallagher) Anderson. He received his education from Holdrege Public Schools, graduating Holdrege High School with the class of 1967. He then pursued higher education at the Kearney State College, and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Tim served in the United States Navy Seabees from November 22nd, 1968 until November 14th, 1970. He served two tours in Vietnam, and then continued to serve in a reserve capacity until 1974.
On June 25th, 1977, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Pollard in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and to this union, they were blessed with two children: Lindsey and Riley. The family made their home in Holdrege, where Tim worked alongside his father in the family business, W.F. Anderson Company, which was started in 1929 by his grandfather, William “Bill” Anderson. This was a multiple disciplinary construction company with 350 employees, which Tim served as President of the company from 1979 until 1985. He then became the Executive Vice President of the Holdrege Chamber of Commerce until 1990. He loved to promote Holdrege, and he was proud to have been a small part of increasing Chamber membership and bringing big name concerts to the Phelps County Fair. In 1990, Tim began a long-term career with Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District, where he served as the Public Relations Manager and functioned as the District registered lobbyist in Lincoln for more than 25 years. Following his retirement, he continued to be involved on a part-time basis with Central as a Public Relations Advisor until his passing. Throughout his career, Tim was passionate giving speeches, and communicating with the public regarding natural resource issues.
Tim’s life was devoted to public service, he enjoyed serving on countless boards where he was always willing to give of himself to better a project, and promote economic development.
Tim was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Holdrege. He was an advocate for water rights for the State of Nebraska, and was past member of the Nebraska Water Resources Association. In addition, he served on the Board of Directors of the Phelps County Development Corporation, the Holdrege Industrial Development Corporation, and the South Platte United Chambers of Commerce to name a few.
Tim enjoyed Nebraska football, life at Plum Creek, and most recently he loved the time spent with his granddaughter, Andie Jane, and was looking forward to another grandchild in November.
Besides his parents and grandparents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John Anderson, nephew, Brandon Anderson; and brother-in-law, Raymond Pollard.
He leaves to celebrate his life; his two children: Lindsey Anderson and her husband, Ryan Grieser of Milburn, Nebraska, and Riley Anderson of Elwood, Nebraska; one granddaughter, Andie Jane Grieser; life-long friend, and former wife, Dorothy Anderson of Holdrege; brother, Jeff Anderson and his wife, Terri of Solana Beach, California; sister, Beth Rager and her husband, Bob of Holdrege; sister-in-law, Teresa Anderson of Denver, Colorado; brothers-in-law: Irvin Pollard and his wife, Joan of Monument, Colorado; and Doug Pollard and his wife, Kathy of Taylor, Nebraska; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held on Monday, October 16th, 2017 at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
A memorial has been established in Tim’s honor, and will be designated at a later date.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege was in charge of the arrangements.
Waunetta Vonnie Crisman, passed away on October 13th, 2017 at Gothenburg Health with family by her side.
She was born on March 22nd, 1923 to Walter and Emma Donner at Farnam, Nebraska growing up on a farmstead and attended school. She married Gerald Crisman and they made their home in Gothenburg. They had two sons, Ronald and Kenneth.
Waunetta loved to travel seeing 45 of the lower 48 states, taking many bus trips with her friend and travel companion, Mary Millsap. She enjoyed gardening and her flower gardens were beautiful, her embroidery work was impeccable, all the family enjoyed the many gifts received from her talent. Her most appreciated gift for the family was her cooking and baking, a master of both, her pumpkin pies and cinnamon rolls were the best.
She was a warm and loving person who was quick to share a smile, a visit and a helping hand. She opened her heart to family, also embracing those who had a need for family, she was like a mom and grams to them. She was loved by so many and will be missed deeply.
Waunetta is survived by her son Kenneth (Kim) Crisman of Gothenburg, daughter-in-law Linda Crisman of Gothenburg, grandsons, Rex (Stella) Crisman of Gothenburg, Jeff Crisman of Dallas, Texas, Josh Crisman (Ladonna) of North Platte, granddaughters Tammy (Jeff) Bonifas of Gothenburg, Sherri (John VonSeggern) Bice of Blair, Four great grandsons, Casey (Tiffany) Newbrey of Gothenburg, Adam (Lindsay) Newbrey of Broken Bow, Cole Crisman of Lincoln, Tanner Bice of Lincoln, three great granddaughters, Devyn Crisman of Kearney, Reagyn Crisman of North Platte, Leslie Potter of North Platte, along with many great-great grandchilden, nieces, and nephews, sister in law Lilly Donner of Farnam, and a special niece Virginia Smith of Grand Island.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Gerald, son Ronald and grandson Jory Crisman, brothers Cletus, Ray, Argil, and sister Mae.
Visitation was held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Tuesday, October 17th, 2017.
Services were held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Larry Viter officiating.
Interment followed in the Farnam Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department.
Bonnie Jo Lechleitner, 53 of Cozad, died on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at her home in Cozad.
Services were held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 18th at the Cozad Christian Church in Cozad, Nebraska. Pastor James McCrickard officiated. Interment was in the Cameron Cemetery in Wood River, Nebraska.
Visitation was Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Cozad Christian Church in Cozad. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Bonnie J Lechleitner was born November 25th, 1963. She was the daughter of Melvin & Mary Friedrichsen. She had 4 brothers and 3 sisters. She was born and grew up in Grand Island until she was 18 years old. She moved to Cozad, Nebraska at that time and received her GED from Cozad High School. She worked at Evans Bakery for 4 years. She was a pellet mill operator at Haymaker Feeds. She worked at South Central Development.
She married Dennis Lechleitner on August 29th, 1986.
She is survived by her son, Billy and his wife, Keela; 1 step daughter, Dena; 3 step sons, Donald, Doug, and David; 15 grandkids and 11 great grandkids; her sisters, Ruby Dorsey and Joyce Ogden and their families; her brother, Jimmy Friedrichsen and his family; her brother, Roger and his son; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 1 sister; 2 brothers; aunts and uncles; and 1 brother-in-law.
Apfel Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Myrna J. Loibl, 77, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died October 9th, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska with her family by her side.
She was born May 23rd, 1940 in Orange County, California, daughter of Harold V. and Edith Bybee Halbgewachs.
After childhood residences in Norfolk and Cozad, Nebraska her family settled in Mission, Texas. They were beekeepers and spent a portion of the year in Texas and Nebraska She graduated from Sharyland High School in 1958. She attended business school in McAllen Texas and worked as a secretary in Corpus Christi, Texas. Her next appointment was as a bailiff in the Golden, Colorado juvenile court system. She then returned to Cozad and worked at the First National Bank until marrying Allan Loibl. They married on September 19th, 1970 at Cozad, Nebraska. They had 4 daughters - Cheryl, Lisa, Julie, and Crystal. Myrna was a busy farm wife and mother.. She was also involved in Extension Club and was a 4-H and MOPS Leader. She was professional seamstress, sewing swimming suits for the Miss America and other children's pageants and was an avid knitter.
Survivors include her husband Allan of Gothenburg, four daughters, Cheryl (Gary) Brooks of Cozad, Nebraska, Lisa (Rich), Wall of Centennial, Colorado, Julie (Paul) Podany of Castle Rock, Colorado, and Crystal Loibl of Parker, Colorado; six grandchildren: Matthew Brooks, Ryan Brooks, Brandon Wall, Andrew Wall, Megan Podany and Caleb Podany, 2 great grandchildren: Jacob Brooks and Lila Brooks; four brothers, Howard(Cynthia) Halbgewachs of Cozad, Nebraska, Donnie(Barbara) Halbgewachs of Lulling, Texas, Dickie (Charlotte) Halbgewachs of Austin, Texas, Victor(Elaine) Halbgewachs of Cartersville, Georgia; sister, Linda(Ivan) Abbott of Hartington, Nebraska; along with many extended family and friends.
Myrna was preceded in death by her parents and her father and mother-in-law, Max & Irene Loibl.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg, Nebraska; Friday, October 13th, 2017, 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm. with the family present from 5-7.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church, 1002 Ave C, Gothenburg, Nebraska, Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 10:00 am with Richard Halbgewachs officiating.
Interment will follow in the Cozad Cemetery, Cozad, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Nebraska Organ Recovery Systems. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.