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Kenneth L. Grossman Dec. 22, 1938 - Aug. 31, 2017

Kenneth Lynn Grossman, 78, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 31, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach, MI. He was born in Nuckolls County on Dec. 22, 1938, the first son of Kenneth and Dorothy (Blevins) Grossman. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Angus being baptized in the Little Blue River near Angus. He graduated from Nelson High School with the Class of ‘56 and was married in Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center on March 29, 1959, to Marjorie Lobeda. They shared their lives together for 58 years and were blessed with two sons, Kenneth L. Grossman II (companion, Robin), Dudley Grossman (Laura) and one daughter, Rebecca Parker (Ralph); six grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.Ken served in the United States Air Force as an air traffic controller. He was honorably discharged in 1961; then graduated from the Federal Aviation Academy in Oklahoma City, OK, the same year. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration after 29 years of service.

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Betty L. Steinhauer Nov. 8, 1931 - Aug. 29, 2017

Sutton resident, Betty L. (Nowka) Steinhauer, 85, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Sutton Community Home in Sutton. Betty’s wishes were to be cremated. A private family graveside service will be at the Sutton Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family at 2360 Road 321, Sutton, NE 68979, to be designated at a later date. Condolences may be left at www.suttonmemorial.com. Betty was born on Nov. 8, 1931, to Frank Alvin Nowka and Ida Marie (Hinesh) Nowka in Grand Island. Betty graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings in 1949. She then attended Lincoln General School of Nursing, graduating as a Registered Nurse in September 1952. Betty was united in marriage to Stanley P. Steinhauer at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, in Lincoln on March 4, 1954.

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Iona Elifritz Aug. 4, 1919 - Sept. 3, 2017

Iona Elifritz, 98, of Edgar passed away on Sunday, Sept. 3, at Columbus Care and Rehabilitation Center in Columbus. Funeral services will be held this Thursday 1 p.m., Sept. 7, at the Church of the Plains in Edgar. Rev. Kathryn Bates will be officiating. Burial will be in the Edgar Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at wmsfh.com. Williams Funeral Home of Edgar is in charge of the arrangements. Iona was born Aug. 4, 1919, to Charley and Jessie (Bowman) Skinner at Oak. She attended the Marshall country school from first grade to the eighth grade. Then graduated from Edgar High School with the class of 1938. She had her 79th year class reunion in 2017. Iona was united in marriage to Marvin Elifritz on Nov. 19, 1938. To this union were born two daughters:Virginia Kay and Doris Renea.She was lifelong area resident and helped her husband with the family farm.

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Barbara L. Cox

Jan. 25, 1933 - Aug. 25, 2017

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Minnie Hofmann

April 2, 1928 - Aug. 22, 2017

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Larry D. Fitzke

April 3, 1935 - Aug. 27, 2017

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Roger D. Thompson

Aug. 25, 1938 - Aug. 22, 2017

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Daphne J. Corman Feb 5, 1930 - Aug. 20, 2017

Daphne Joy Corman the daughter of Alvin and Mae (Runquist) Whitehead was born Feb. 5, 1930, at Bloomington. She departed this life on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, at the Lakeview Nursing Home in Grand Island, at the age of 87 years. Daphne grew up in the Nelson community, graduating from Nelson High School with the class of 1948. Daphne held numerous jobs during her life time including: the Nelson Nursing Home, the Grand Island Ammunition Depot and Kawasaki of Lincoln. In April 1948, Daphne was united in marriage to Clayton Corman. This marriage ending in divorce. Daphne had been very involved with the Foster Grandparent Program at the Jefferson School in Grand Island. She had also been a Sunday School and Bible School teacher at the community Church in Oak. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clayton, sons: Philip, Roger, Jimmy and Steve; and sisters: infant, Joy Whitehead; Beverly Whartman; Sandie Rogers and Donna Feehan.

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Christina J. Hill April 19, 1926 - Aug. 15, 2017

Harvard resident, Christina J. Hill, 91, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Harvard Rest Haven in Harvard. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in Clay Center with Rev. Rob Garton officiating. Interment followed at the Clay Center Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday, from 1–8 p.m., at McLaughlin Funeral Chapel in Clay Center. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family to be designated later. Condolences may be left at www.mclaughlinchapel.com. Christina J. Hill was born April 19, 1926, in Hildreth to Jacob “Jake” and Tillie (De-Jonge) Rewerts. On Sept. 16, 1947, she married Clifford W. Hill in Franklin. She was employed as a homemaker, daycare provider, at Crossroads Café and Twin Oaks Motel all in Clay Center. Christina enjoyed being a grandma for 49 years. Grandchildren made her most proud and she always looked forward to their visits.

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William “Bill” Patrick Sheridan

Nov. 17, 1924 - Aug. 8, 2017

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