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Judith Ann Belva Timperley

Judith Ann Belva Timperley

Judith Ann Belva Timperley, the daughter of Everett and Sarah (Fredrickson) Anderson was born May 1, 1937 at Osceola. She departed this life on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at her home in Fairfield.

Judy attended Stomsburg High School and later received her teaching degree from Midland College. She taught in a one room schoolhouse in rural Monroe. She loved the children there and very much enjoyed the time she spent in the classroom. While teaching there, she met Melvin Engberg, who she would later marry in June of 1957. Together, they were blessed with three children, Scott, Chris, and Shawn. She was later married to Lee Timperley of Battle Creek.

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Betty Ann Mertens

Betty Ann Mertens

Sutton resident Betty Ann Mertens, 84, passed away Wed., March 18, 2020, at the Blue Hill Care Center in Blue Hill.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a private Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sutton, with Father Michael Zimmer officiating. Services will be live-streamed from stmaryssutton.org beginning at 9:50 a.m., Wed., March 25, 2020. Private interment will follow at St. Martin-Loucky Cemetery near Deweese. Visitation will be Tues., from 1 p.m.–8 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sutton.

Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com

Betty was born November 23, 1935, at home in Fairfield, to John and Christina (Petr) Hajny. Betty graduated from Fairfield High School in 1953.

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Larene Jeanine “Jean” Dahlsten

Larene Jeanine “Jean” Dahlsten

Hastings resident Larene Jeanine “Jean” Dahlsten, 85, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society Perkins Pavilion in Hastings.

Memorial service was 10:30 a.m., ‘rues., March 10, 2020, at All Saints Chapel in Good Samaritan Society in Hastings. Burial was in the Clay Center Cemetery in Clay Center. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to Crossroads Mission Avenue at www.crossroadsmission.com

Condolences may be left at www.dewittfuneral.com

Jeanine was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Hayland, to Mattie (Ocker) and Herman Bockerman, who farmed near Prosser. She had one sister, Elaine (Bockerman) Welch, who preceded her in death.

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Olive “Lynn” Leininger

Olive “Lynn” Leininger

Sutton resident Olive Angela “Lynn” Leininger, 98, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton.

A Rosary was prayed at 10 a.m., Monday, March 2, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Sutton. Mass of Christian Burial was conducted at 10:30 a.m., Monday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with Father Michael Zimmer officiating. Interment followed at Calvary Cemetery in Sutton. No visitation, the casket was closed.

Memorial contributions may be directed for Masses.

Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com.

Olive Angela “Lynn” Leininger was born on a breezy night, August 31, 1921, in the prairie lands of Akron, CO. Lynn was the second oldest of 11 children born to Fred and Etta (Lohmeier) Leininger.

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Merril “Pud” DeLap

Harvard resident Merril Todd “Pud” DeLap, 68, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at his home.

Memorial service was 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, at Harvard United Church of Christ in Harvard, with Pastor Dave Johnson officiating. Burial was at First Evangelical Cemetery, north of Harvard. There was no viewing or visitation. Memorials may be given to Harvard Rod & Gun Club, PO Box 27, Harvard, NE 68944. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

Pud was born Sept. 17, 1951, in Lexington, to Donald C. and Fay A. (Cranford) DeLap. He graduated from Lexington High School and Central Community College. Pud was a tool and die maker for DeLap Machine & Manufacturing. He was an avid shooter.

Merril was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

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Judith A. Melvin

Judith A. Melvin

Former Hastings resident Judith A. Melvin, 78, passed away Friday, February 21, 2020, at Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at the Church of Christ in Hastings, with Minister Russ Dudrey officiating. Viewing and visitation will begin 2 hours prior to the service at the church. Burial of both William and Judith Melvin will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Edgar Cemetery in Edgar. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to her family for a later designation.

Condolences can be left at www.dewittfuneral.com.

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Vera Hornbacher Romaine

Vera Hornbacher Romaine

Vera Hornbacher Romaine, 101, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Irvington, VA. Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thurs

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at the Sutton Cemetery in Sutton, with Rev. Scott Henry officiating. A luncheon will follow the services at the Sutton American Legion. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 3-5 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton.

Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com.

She was born Aug. 1, 1918, in Sutton, to Reinhold and Christina (Schmidt) Hornbacher. Vera moved to Portland, OR where she met and married Ralph in 1941.

Vera and Ralph shared a love of flying, sailing, gardening and golf, and traveled extensively around the world. Ralph taught her to fly in 1941, and she shared the controls with him for the next 64 years.

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Frances C. (Leininger) Ambrose

Frances C. “Leininger” Ambrose was born June 1, 1924, and departed this life Feb. 15, 2020.

Frances was the second of five children born to Irene (Sheedy) and George M. Leininger of Sutton. She was prededed in death by her parents; husband, Dr. Leo Ambrose; sisters, Eulalia Hansen and husband Carl, and Dr. Madeleine Leininger; and brother Paul Leininger.

Survivors include her children Mary T. Ambrose-Maystrick (David), Dr. Tim Ambrose, Michael Ambrose (Mary), Mark Ambrose, Gerald Ambrose (Susan), Anne Ambrose and several grandchildren. Brother Dr. Bernanrd Leininger (Pat), sister-in-law Johnine Leininger, and many nieces and nephews.

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Barbara June “Bobbie” Shuck

Barbara June “Bobbie” Shuck

Barbara June “Bobbie” (Mileger) Shuck was born March 19, 1926 in Edgar, and entered into eternal peace on Feb. 18, 2020, at the Valley Regional Hospital in Brownsville, TX, with her five children by her side. Bobbie lived a long and fulfilling life of 93 years and was ready to “go home” to be with her beloved husband, Bill, and her dear sisters, Billie and Pat. Bobbie was the middle daughter of Ralph and Fannie (Jeffs) Mileger and lived her entire life in the Edgar community, supplemented by the last 10 years as a winter Texan in the South Padre Island/Long Island Village area. She loved both locations and had many cherished friends in both places.

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Frank Glenn Kinsman

Frank Glenn Kinsman

Frank Glenn Kinsman was born Sept. 11, 1924 at his home near Edison, in Furnace County, Nebraska to Fred Joshua and Hattie Marie (Durst) Kinsman, the first of two children. He passed away the day of his wife’s funeral, on the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, at the Fairview Manor in Fairmont at the age of 95.

As a young boy, “Glenn,” as he was affectionately known, attended school in Oxford and graduated from Oxford High School with the class of 1942. Following high school, he assisted his father with the farm work and in 1944, during WWII, he enlisted in the US Navy and was discharged in 1946. When Glenn was discharged from the service, he returned to the farm. On May 18, 1951, he was united in marriage to Marguerite J. “Peg” Crawford and they moved to Friend. To this union a daughter, Glenda, and two sons, Mark and Lee, were born.

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