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Peggy Ackerman

Colorado resident Peggy Ackerman, 59, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Colorado. Graveside services were conducted at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Sutton Cemetery in Sutton, with Pastor Scott Henry officiating. In honoring her wish to be cremated, there was no visitation or viewing. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.comPeggy Ann Ackerman was born June 22, 1960, to Norman and Elaine Ackerman. She was raised in Nebraska and later move to Colorado with her parents. She lived and worked in Boulder, CO, until her death on Jan. 2, 2020. She is survived by her brother, Norman Jr., of South Carolina.  She was preceded in death by her parents and oldest brother.

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Leonard Leslie Willard

Leonard Leslie Willard

Fairfield resident Leonard Leslie Willard, 74, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Grand Island, NE.

The family will be conducting a memorial service at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the Sutton Community Church in Sutton, with Rev. Bill Richards officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Clay Center Cemetery. In honoring his wish to be cremated services will not be visitation or viewing.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.

Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com.

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Richard L. “Dick” Fringer

Richard L. “Dick” Fringer

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Richard L. Dick Fringer, 82, of Aurora, formerly of Sutton, died on Thur., Jan. 9, 2020, at Westfield Nursing Home in Aurora. Memorial services were on Mon., Jan. 20, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home in Central City with Pastor Curtis Cooper officiating. Visitation was from 10 to 11 a.m. at Solt-Wagner Funeral Home. Inurnment at the Glenville Cemetery in Glenvil at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltwagnerfuneral.com.

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Robert Wendell “Cowboy Bob” Kirchhoff

Robert Wendell “Cowboy Bob” Kirchhoff

Sutton resident Robert Wendell “Cowboy Bob” Kirchhoff, 80, passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.

In honoring his wish to be cremated there will not be any services at this time. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Bayard, NE.

Robert was born Aug. 20, 1939, in Bayard to Lloyd and Zelma (Lamar) Kirchhoff. He received his education at Bayard High School graduating in 1957. He enlisted in the United States Air Force on Nov. 20, 1957, and served until he was honorably discharged on Nov.19, 1963. On Sept. 17, 1963, he married Wilmetta Lee Rusch in Harrisburg. Bob was employed with the Pipefitters Union in Janesville, WI.

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Angela Rose Ridgway

Angela Rose Ridgway

Fairfield resident Angela Rose (Svoboda) Ridgway, 87, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.

Memorial services were conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church in Fairfield, with Pastor Joyce Dean officiating. Inurnment followed at the Fairfield Cemetery. In honoring her wish to be cremated, there was no visitation or viewing. The family greeted friends on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 5 p.m.–7 p.m., at the Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later.

Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com

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Lucille (Philippi) Fitzke

Lucille (Philippi) Fitzke

Lucille (Philippi) Fitzke, 97, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at Grand Island Good Samaritan Village.

Services were 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 6, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Micah R. Gaunt. Burial was at the Glenvil Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. Memorials may be given to Peace Lutheran Church, Crossroads, or Habitat for Humanity. Visitation with the family was 5-6:30 p.m., Sunday, at Livingston Butler Volland funeral home, and one hour prior to service at the church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.

Lucille was born on Feb. 2, 1922, to William and Grace (Casper) Philippi at Bruning. She was baptized on Feb. 19, 1922, and confirmed on April 5, 1936, at Trinity Lutheran Church of Bruning. Lucille graduated from Bruning High School in 1939. She attended Hastings College and taught school for eight years.

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Craig Allen Parnell

Craig Allen Parnell

Harvard resident Craig Allen Parnell, 69, passed away Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings.

Services were 1 p.m. Thurday, Jan. 2, at Faith Lutheran Church in Hastings, with Pastor Paul Dunbar officiating. Burial was at Harvard Cemetery in Harvard. Visitation was 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, with family present 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.

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Kevin Lynn Ross

Kevin Lynn Ross

Kevin Lynn Ross, 61, of Aurora, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at his home after a long battle with MS.

A memorial service was at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Stockham Community Church, 401 Scott Street, Stockham. Rev. Paul Nauman and Rev. Rick Bartek officiated. A family graveside committal service was at the Stockham Cemetery prior to the church service on Tuesday. Visitation was from 5 - 7 p.m., Monday at Stockham Community Church. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Higby-McQuiston Mortuary was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.

Kevin Ross, the son of Floyd Harry and Verna Mae (Cady) Ross, was born in Hastings, on Jan. 27, 1958, and passed away at his home in rural Aurora, on Jan, 2, 2020, at the age of 61.

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Lawrence Herman Miller

Lawrence Herman Miller, 89, of Harvard, was born Nov. 11, 1930, and died in Hastings at Mary Lanning Healthcare on Dec. 23, 2019.

Lawrence was born to Herman and Christina (Glantz) in Harvard and graduated from Harvard High School in 1948. Shortly afterward he joined the Army to fight in the Korean War and to become a fighter pilot. That was cut short to return home and care for his father and take over the farming. He married Evelyn Kamin on Dec. 26, 1959, in Hastings. During their marriage they had two sons, Larry Dean and Steven Miller. Larry passed away in infancy.

Lawrence was a member of the United Methodist Church in Harvard, he farmed near Harvard, and was owner/operator of the Thrifty Superette for nearly 20 years. He drove the school bus for Harvard High School and many extra-curricular activities for many years.

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Angela Rose Ridgway

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Fairfield resident Angela Rose (Svoboda) Ridgway, 87, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church in Fairfield, with Pastor Joyce Dean officiating. Inurnment will follow at the Fairfield Cemetery. In honoring her wish to be cremated, there will not be visitation or viewing. The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, at Fairfield Community Presbyterian Church in Fairfield. A full obituary will run Jan.

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