Obituaries

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18
Sep
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Bernie Brustowicz

Bernard A. (Bernie) Brustowicz peacefully passed away at home in South River, N.J. with his family at his bedside on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. He was 83 years old. He is survived by his loving wife, Geraldine, of 63 years, and his six children - Stanley, Bernard and wife Julie, Phyllis and husband John, Daniel and wife Lori, Jean and husband David and Gerhard and wife Diane, and thirteen grandchildren - Krystal, Alexa and husband James, Dakota and wife Emily, Stephen, Jessica and husband Manny, Trevor and wife Mara, Rachel and husband Matt, Ashley, Nicole, Tyler, Daniel, Garrett and Matthew. Two brothers Richard and wife Gertrude and Eugene and wife Gloria, two sisters Lorraine and Rita, half-sister Karen, brother-in-law Everett and wife Margaret, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and two grandsons. He was a loving and caring family man who enjoyed being with his wife, children and grandchildren.

Tue
18
Sep
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Richard “Rich” Roche

C. Roche, 75, of Beatrice, died at his home on Sept. 17. He was born Jan. 7, 1943, in Kansas City, Mo., to Rufus R. and Mathilda O. (DeBauche) Roche. He grew up in Washington and graduated in 1961 from Washington High School. He served in the United States Army from Nov. 10, 1964, to Oct. 21, 1966. He was stationed in Germany. After returning home Rich moved to Beatrice and went to work for the Beatrice Daily Sun. He married Trudy Lantz on Oct. 25, 1969, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Beatrice. He started Rich’s Floor Service in 1990 and later retired. Survivors include his wife, Trudy, of Beatrice, two sons, Jason (Amy) Roche, of Roca, Neb., and Justin (Darla) Roche, of Waterloo, seven grandchildren, two sistersin- law and one brother-in-law. He was preceeded in death by his parents and in-laws. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 20 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Beatrice with Father Robert Barnhill officiating. Burial will be at St.

Tue
11
Sep
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Joseph Schmidt

Joseph Louis Schmidt, 76, passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at the Hanover Hospital Long Term Care in Hanover, Kan. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at St. John’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Hanover. He was born Oct. 26, 1941 at Spearville, son of Marcus and Mary Schmidt. He grew up in Spearville and attended St. John the Baptist elementary school, then graduated from Spearville High in 1959. He also completed technical training programs through AT&T. On Aug. 31, 1963, he married Sharon Louise Gales at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dodge City. They made their home in Dodge City for 15 years and became parents to five children. He worked for AT&T in Dodge City for 18 years, retiring in 1978. He and Sharon then purchased a dog breeding and brokering business in Barnes, which they later sold.

Tue
11
Sep
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Alan Dusin

Alan Dusin, 56, of Manhattan, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at his home in Manhattan. He was born on May 18, 1962, in St. Marys, the son of Larry and Orletha Krueger. Orletha and Larry were later divorced. Orletha married Edward Dusin and Alan was adopted by Edward. Alan and his family moved to Manhattan. He graduated from Manhattan High School with the class of 1980. On July 1, 1990, at the First United Methodist Church in Manhattan, he was united in marriage to Wanda Craney. She survives at their home. Alan worked many jobs during his life but was particularly proud of his event coordinating business – TLC Trading Post He enjoyed being outdoors and loved to fish, be in his garden or just to mow the yard. Alan loved to bowl and was in a bowling league for many years, he also had fun playing pool. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the USBC.

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11
Sep
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Alwin Grefe

Alwin F. Grefe of Plymouth, Neb., age 94, died Sept. 6, 2018, at the Beatrice Community Hospital. The youngest of four children, he was born June 7, 1924 to Hermann and Dorothea “Dora” (Dammann) Grefe at Odell, Neb. He was baptized at Bethlehem Lutheran Church at rural Bremen, Kan., on June 20, 1924, and confirmed in 1939 at Trinity Lutheran Church at Le- High, Kan. He spent most of his youth in Kansas. Prior to his marriage, Alwin lived in New York State working various jobs, including logging and painting buildings. While traveling home for the holidays in December 1947, he met the love of his life on a bus ride from Lincoln to Beatrice, Neb. Alwin married Rosella Niemeier on June 19, 1949, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of rural Plymouth, Neb. The marriage was blessed with four daughters, one of whom was stillborn.

Wed
05
Sep
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Ada Glanzer

Ada Pearl (Yungeberg) Glanzer, age 90 years, 10 months and one day, of Randolph, passed from this life to her eternal home on Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018 at the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan surrounded by her family and friends. Ada was born Oct. 26, 1927 at Blue Rapids, the daughter of Glenn A. and Ester (Radford) Yungeberg. She graduated from Blue Rapids High School in 1945. She was baptized August 31, 1941 into the Baptist Church and was confirmed April 28, 1948 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Winkler. On March 25, 1947 she was united in marriage to Earl L. Glanzer in Blue Rapids. To this union, two sons were born, Steven L. and Charles E. Glanzer. Ada was a homemaker and an avid companion to her husband Earl on the farm. She was very active in her church and was a lifetime member of the Winkler Willing Workers. She was a very caring, loving and helpful person whose door was always open to anyone. She welcomed and enjoyed everyone’s company.

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05
Sep
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Charlie Lobaugh

Feb. 14, 1933 - Aug. 27, 2018

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05
Sep
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Leslie Toubren

Leslie Franklin Toburen Jr., 83, Salina, died Aug. 30, 2018. He was born July 2, 1935, in Orlando, Okla., the son of Leslie F. Toburen and Lily Mengedoth Toburen. He was a 1957 graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University. He retired as a history and then a driver’s education teacher from Salina Central High school in 1994. Les is survived by his two children: Doug Toburen and wife Shannon Toburen of Hutchinson, and Debra Toburen Clark and husband Erik Clark of Salina; three grandchildren; a brother Gerald (Toby) Toburen of Olathe, and a sister Sarah Toburen Lindblad of Assaria. His wife, Marilyn Toburen, preceded him in death. Memorial Services were Sept. 4, 2018, at the University United Methodist Church in Salina. Inurnment was in the Gypsum Hill cemetery, Salina. Memorials are suggested to Kansas Wesleyan University or University United Methodist Church. Flowers suggested are chrysanthemums.

Wed
29
Aug
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Damon M. Eggleston

Damon M. Eggleston, 45, of Hickman, Neb., died unexpectedly of cancer on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Omaha, Neb. He was born July 12, 1973 in Denver, Colo. Damon worked most recently as a Project Manager for Grunwald Mechanical for two months. Prior to that, he was employed at Midlands Mechanical for 27 years. He was co-owner of Sherri Eggleston Photography. Survivors include wife Sherri and their children Chase, Caden, and Ciara, all of Hickman, Neb.; one sister; mother, Linda Eggleston and step-father Denny Eggleston; fatherin- law and mother-in-law Roger and Patty (Walter) Patton, Fairbury, Neb.; brother-inlaw, David Patton, Lincoln, Neb.; many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Juan and Julia Sandoval. Celebration of Life was held on Aug. 27, 2018, at Shepherd of the Hills Church., Hickman, Neb. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to “Benefit Account for Sherri Eggleston” at any First State Bank.

Wed
29
Aug
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Olinda M. Strifler

Olinda M. Strifler, 95, of Marysville, Kan., died Aug. 20, 2018, at Cambridge Place in Marysville. A funeral service was held on Aug. 25 at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Marysville. Pastor Philip Miller officiated. Deb Landoll was organist and the congregation sang “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace.” Pallbearers were Donovan Strifler, Mike Leiber, Shaun Strifler, Dave Roever, Derek Roever, Conner Kohlmeyer and Garrett Kohlmeyer. Burial was in the Marysville City Cemetery. Olinda was born on October 23, 1922 to Andrew and Alma (Fragel) Armstrong at Marysville. She graduated Marysville High School in 1941. She married Melvin Watters Sr. on April 5, 1942. He preceded her in death. On June 28, 1947, she married Richard D. Strifler. Olinda was a homemaker and loved to cook. She was a 4-H leader for several years and volunteered with RSVP. She won an award for her years of service. She was a member of the H2Oville Club through the extension office for over 60 years.

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