Obituaries

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23
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Justin Robert Gottula

Justin Robert Gottula was born to Samuel and Florence (Sacher) Gottula on the family farm near Steinauer, NE on January 4, 1923. He was the second son and second child in the family of 11. He died on June 11, 2014 at  the Southeastern Nebraska Veterans Home in Bellevue, NE, where he had resided for the past 3 years. He graduated from St. Anthony’s elementary school and attended Steinauer High School, graduating in 1941. He was
Wed
23
Jul

Paul Herbert Hunzeker

Wed
23
Jul

Larry Melvin Herink

Larry Herink, 75, of Haysville, KS passed away on June 23, 2014, at his home in Haysville, Kansas. His early death was due to complications of over 20 years having Parkinson’s disease and early stages of Alzheimer’s. Born on March 29, 1939 to Melvin Joe & Jean Isabel (Wilcox) Herink in Pawnee City, NE., and graduated from Pawnee City High School in 1956. Enlisting in the US Navy after high school, Larry served aboard the Bon Homme Richard in his 4 years. After service to his country, Larry moved to Wichita, KS where he married Patricia Backes, May 5, 1962. Larry’s true love was motorcycles. He built them from scratch, and traveled over much of the US
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23
Jul

Ray Sidney Tallman

Ray Sidney Tallman, 86, died  Thursday, July 17th, 2014 at the Pawnee Manor in Pawnee City, Nebraska. He was born in Chase County, Nebraska December 19, 1927 to Ray and Hazel (Cooper) Tallman. He attended a country school near the town of Chase, and graduated in 1945 from high school in Imperial.  Sid was married to Shirley Makinster in McCook Nebraska in February, 1950. They had four children, Cyndie Rohrbaugh, Rock
Tallman, Ronnie Smith, and Robin Varner. Sid was in the army before and during the Korean War and was stationed in Rhode Island, Washington,  Korea and Japan. When he returned home he worked as a television and radio repairman, at a lumberyard, and ran a maintainer for Chase County, Nebraska. He  and his family moved to Estes Park, Colorado in the early 50’s. He worked as a carpenter, and as a repairman for electronics. He and
Wed
16
Jul

Paul Herbert Hunzeker

Paul Herbert Hunzeker was born January 31, 1918, at the family farmhouse in eastern Pawnee County, Nebraska. The temperature that day was -4 degrees. There has not been a colder January 31st, since record keeping began in 1887. His mother kept him wrapped in wool clothing to protect him from the bitter cold. His parents soon moved to his grandparents’ farm, a mere mile away in Richardson County and the place he was born
became his Uncle Jake and Aunt Sadie’s home. Paul died at the age of 96 on June 23, 2014; of the complications of old age at the Ambassador Care Center in Nebraska City, NE. Paul was the second of five children born into the marriage of Herbert Walter Hunzeker and Margaret Hulda Sommerhalder. The childhood years were spent on the farm in Richardson County with four siblings, a brother, Willard, and three sisters, Orma, Lorna and
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16
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Duane Thomas “Dewey” Clark

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16
Jul

Larry Herink

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02
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Alverna M. Terrill Kunc

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02
Jul

Betty Ann Hartman

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02
Jul

Edward Lawrence. Kalin

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