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From: Linda Willuweit-Joy <>
Subject: ANR - 5/10/05 Obits
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 13:47:36 -0600
Lawrence Buller, 81, of Henderson, died Saturday, April 30, 2005.
Funeral services are Tuesday, May 3 at 2 p.m. in the Mennonite
Brethren Church in Henderson with Rev. J. Epp officiating. Burial will be
in the Mennonite Brethren Cemetery near Henderson.
Memorials are directed to the MB Church library. Condolences may be
e-mailed to the family at .
Mr. Buller was born Aug. 30, 1923 near Henderson to Katherine and
Henry A. Buller. He was raised on a farm near Henderson and graduated
from Henderson High School in 1941.
As a teenager, he was baptized and joined the Henderson Mennonite
Brethren Church where he remained a life-long member.
He married Verna Kroeker Jan. 22, 1946 in Reedley, Calif. He planned
to further his education to become a teacher, but World War II changed
those plans. As the youngest son, he remained on the family farm and
continued farming until his retirement in 1991.
He taught Sunday school and recently taught himself how to read Low
German and had nearly completed reading the Low German Bible.
Survivors include his wife, Verna; his children, Galen Buller and
his fiance Tannis Fox of Santa Fe, N.M., Carleen (Bob) of Lawrence, Kan.
and Lynn (Karen) Buller of Lincoln; seven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Edna and her
husband, Veral; one brother, Alvin and his wife Esther.
Leroy Roy Edwin Olsen, 80, of Hampton, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005
at Memorial Hospital in Aurora.
Funeral services were Saturday, May 7 at the United Lutheran Church
in Hampton with Rev. Chris Kester-Beyer officiating. Burial was in the
United Lutheran Cemetery near Hampton. Military rites were conduct by
American Legion Post 141 in Hampton.
Memorials are suggested to the United Lutheran Church. Condolences
may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com.
Mr. Olsen was born March 28, 1925, in Ragan to Scott and Margrethae
(Cristoffsen) Olsen. He graduated from Ragan High School on May 21, 1942.
On Aug. 28, 1944, he enlisted in the U. S. Navy. He served in the
Asiatic Pacific and was honorably discharged on June 6, 1946.
He married Cleo Steinke on October 16, 1946, at the First Methodist
Church in Holdrege. They lived the early years of their marriage in
Holdrege where he farmed south of Holdrege for two and one-half years and
worked for Deans Implement for three years, and in Minden where he
worked on a farm. In 1955, they moved to Hampton. He worked for
Ericksens Sales and Service in Hampton and owned his own mechanic shop,
Olsens Mechanics in Hampton. He also worked for Foskets Well Drilling in
Aurora, Piepers Plumbing in York until 1979 and Winter Plumbing in
Hampton until he retired in 1988. He also sold monuments for Palmer
Monument Company for about 20 years. He also delivered lunch to Hampton
He was a member of the United Lutheran Church in Hampton and the
American Legion Post 141 in Hampton. He loved to work in his yard, play
cards, hunt and golf; but his special love was spending time with his
grandchildren and children.
Survivors include his wife, Cleo of Hampton; three sons, Thomas
(Rhea) Olsen of Aurora, Chuck (CeCe) Olsen of Mesa, Ariz. and Mark
(Damaris) Olsen of Hampton; one daughter, Kathy Flynn of Lincoln; two
daughters-in-law, Ceci Olsen and Sarah Olsen of Huntsville, Texas; 10
grandchildren, Gerad and Kelsey Olsen, Alicia and Chris Stewart, Brett
Olsen, Micheala Olsen, Shannon Flynn, Sean Flynn, Laura Olsen, Adam
Olsen, Ashley Olsen and Derreck Olsen and Ceci Olsen; three
great-grandchildren and one brother, Bob (Betty) Olsen of Johnson Lake
He was preceded in death by one son, Scott on Feb. 9, 2001; three
brothers, Paul, Leo, and Dean Olsen; and an infant sister and two infant
Nadine Guilford Knutson, 75, of Central City, died Tuesday, May 03,
2005, at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 6 at Wagner Funeral Home in
Central City with Pastor Richard Bauer and Pastor John Wilzewski
officiating. Burial will be in the Central City Cemetery.
She was born on May 3, 1930 in Central City to Glenn and Lucille
(McClure) Rodewald. She attended rural school District 51 and 12 and
graduated from Central City High School in 1947. She apprenticed at
Lafayette Beauty Shop in 1947 and worked there as a cosmetologist until
She married Merlin R. (Gil) Guilford on June 27, 1949 in Lakewood,
Colo. The couple lived in Oceanside, Calif. for two years. They moved to
Hordville and together ran Gils Market. Her husband died in 1983, and
she continued to run the store with her family until 1987.
On May 21, 1987 she married Roy Knutson and retired to Central City.
She loved life, spending time with friends and family, watching the
birds outside her window and playing with her grandchildren. She also
enjoyed being Big Grandma to her great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hordville, Arbor
Chapter #200 in Central City and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband Roy; three daughters, Carla Fowler of
Hordville, Myla Thompson of Grand Island and KoAnn (Allen) Nelson of
Central City; one son, Kevin (Rhonda) Guilford of Clarks; seven
grandchildren, Misti and Jason Morris, and Mindi Fowler, all of Omaha,
Debbie, Micheal and Lucas Thompson of Grand Island, Kyle and Blaine
Nelson of Central City; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Garry
(Sandy) Rodewald of Grand Island; a brother-in-law, Murry (Lorraine)
Guilford of Hilltop Lakes, Texas; sisters-in-law, Agnes Huston of
Murdock, Mary Ann Guilford of Hampton, Ila Jean Knutson of Omaha and Joan
and Floyd Benson of Des Moines, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Gil.
Memorials are suggested to the kidney or liver foundation, or Deaf
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wagner funeral.com.
Viola W. Curren
Viola W. Curren, 83, of rural Bradshaw, died Monday, May 9, 2005 in
Funeral services are Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. at Metz Mortuary in
York with Rev. Seth Leypold of Aurora officiating. Burial will be in
Arborville Cemetery near Polk. Visitation will begin at noon Wednesday
with family greeting friends that evening from 6 to 9 p.m.
Mrs. Curren was born July 11, 1921 to John and Matilda (Paben)
Wessel on a farm north of Bradshaw. She attended School District 81 and
completed eighth grade in 1934.
She married Leo Curren Nov. 27, 1946. She was a homemaker all of her
married life and, except for a few years early in her marriage, spent her
life on the farm where she was born and raised. Gardening, canning and
raising chickens were all a part of her life. She was an excellent cook
and often was asked for her recipes. She also enjoyed embroidery work.
Survivors include her husband, Leo of Bradshaw; one son, Dewey
(Sharon) Curren of Kiser, Mo.; two daughters, Kathy (Larry) Beckman of
Omaha and Frances Dunham of Overland Park, Kan.; grandchildren Sarah
Graff of Lincoln, Tad Beckman of Omaha, Britta Beckman of North
Providence, R.I., Ryan Dunham of Overland Park, Kan., Shelly Schiley of
Edwards, Calif., Brian Somerhalder of Omaha and Nicole Bonney of Lake
Ozark, Mo.; seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Dewey and sister
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