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From: Linda Willuweit-Joy <>
Subject: ANR - 1/24/06 Obits
Date: Tue, 28 Feb 2006 18:22:48 -0600
Robert G. Curry, 86, lifetime resident of Ogallala, died Saturday, Jan.
21, 2006 at his home.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the
Draucker Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be Thursday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. at Draucker Funeral
Home. Rev. Phil Ewert will officiate. Masonic Rites by Ogallala Masonic
Lodge #159 AF & AM. Burial will be in the Ogallala Cemetery.
Mr. Curry was born Aug. 16, 1919 on the family farm near Ogallala to
Robert D. and Ida Springer Curry who came from Laurel Hill, near
Uniontown, Pa. In 1903 they moved to a farm near Aurora and in 1919 they
moved to Ogallala.
He attended rural school District #18 and graduated from Ogallala High
School in 1937. He worked on the construction of Kingsley Dam, located
north of Ogallala.
In 1942 he married Lucile Norgren in Ogallala. The couple made their
home on the family farm for most of their lives. In 1987 they retired
from farming and moved into Ogallala.
In his early years he was active in Masonic Lodge #159 AF & AM, serving
as Master of the Lodge in 1947 and 1948. He was a charter member of the
Elks Lodge #1760 and served as secretary, trustee and also was Exalted
Ruler in 1958 and 1959.
He was a member of Ogallalas Congregational Church. He enjoyed and
closely followed Ogallala High School sports and the University of
Survivors include one son, Robert K. Curry and one daughter, Sue (Mick)
Ford, all of Ogallala; one granddaughter, Siri (Ken) Reed of Ogallala and
their three children; one cousin and one great-nephew.
Preceding him in death was his wife Lucile in 2002 and his parents;
three sisters, Mary E. Curry in infancy, Natalie Curry and Ethel Wheden;
and a brother Vernon Curry.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Carl Adolf Johnson, 89, of Central City, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006 at
Litzenberg Long Term Care in Central City. Funeral services were
Saturday, Jan. 21 at Fridhem Lutheran Church in Hordville with Sister
Mary Arie officiating. Burial was in the Hordville Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 30, 1916 on a farm west of Central City to
Claus Oscar Reinhold and Alma Natali (Gustafson) Johnson. Both of his
parents immigrated to Nebraska from Sweden. As a young child, he lived
with his parents near Central City and Murphy.
From the age of 6, he made his home on the family farm west of
Hordville in Hamilton County. He attended Cedar Valley rural school
through the eighth grade and continued his education at Luther Academy in
Wahoo. He was confirmed in, and was a long-time member of the Fridhem
Lutheran Church in Hordville.
He married M. Madolyn Heuring on Jan. 12, 1941, at her parents farm
home near Marquette. They made their home on the Johnson family farm
where they raised their three sons and he farmed until he retired in
1981. He and his wife enjoyed square dancing, travel and family
In 1981, they moved to Lincoln where they resided for 22 years. While
in Lincoln they were members of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church and
were involved in many of the churchs activities. They moved to Central
City in October of 2003. He was a resident of Merrick Manor until October
of 2005 when he joined his wife at Litzenberg Long Term Care. The couple
observed their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 12, 2006.
Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Madolyn, three sons
and daughters-in-law, Dr. C. Richard (Nancy) of Central City; Ronald
(Cathy) of Clarks; Larry (Janet) of Lincoln; nine grandchildren and 11
Memorials are directed to Merrick Manor, Litzenberg Long Term Care or
Fridhem Lutheran Church. Condolences may be sent to www.wagnerfuneral.com
LaVern Henry Klipp, 69, of Grafton, father of Hampton resident Leroy
Klipp, died Jan. 19, 2006 at Fillmore County Hospital in Geneva.
Funeral services were conducted from the Trinity Lutheran Church in
Grafton on Monday, Jan. 23, with Pastor Matt Zimpelmann officiating.
Burial was in the Grafton Public Cemetery with Farmer & Son Funeral Home
in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Klipp was born Dec. 30, 1936 to Heinrich and Minnie (Fisser) Klipp
at the family farm north of Murdock.
He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church in Murdock. He attended
grade school at a country school south of Ashland and graduated from
Murdock High School.
He married Lois Rager on Sept. 8, 1956, at the Trinity Lutheran Church
They lived on a farm near Murdock, where he farmed with his father
until 1959. In March of 1959 the family moved to a farm near Grafton
where he farmed for OConnor Brothers for 12 years. In 1971, they moved
to town and their current home in Grafton, and he began farming for Don
and Max Miller. He worked for the Millers for over 30 years until his
He served on the Grafton Village Board for eight years and volunteered
on the Grafton Rural Fire Department for 22 years, serving as fire chief.
also served on the Grafton School Board for four years. He enjoyed
attending the Fairmont Old Settlers Picnic, car races, competing in
tractor pulls and lawn mower races, and he also enjoyed meeting friends
and neighbors for coffee at Mini-Mart in Grafton and numerous other cafes
in Fillmore County.
While his children were involved in 4-H activities, he was a leader and
volunteer for many years for the School Creek Baby Beef 4-H Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Lois; son Larry (Linda) of Fairmont; son
Leroy of Hampton; son Les (Jenny) of York; daughter Lorraine (Tom) Lusk
of Waverly, Kan.; and five grandchildren.
Memorials are directed to the Grafton Rural Fire Department and the
Grafton Rescue Unit.
Johanna Kay Senior
Johanna "Kay" Senior, 77, formerly of Kearney, died Monday, Jan. 9,
2006 at the Autumn Care Nursing Home in Saluda, N.C.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 13 at the OBrien-Straatman-Apfel
Funeral Home in Kearney with burial in Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in
Mrs. Senior was born Jan. 23, 1928 in Lincoln to John and Maria (Neff)
Wacker. She grew up in Lincoln, graduating from high school and attending
the University of Nebraska two years.
She married James F. Mason on Sept. 5, 1948, in Lincoln. They moved to
Kearney in 1968. He died in May of 1982.
She worked in the media center at Northeast Elementary School from 1971
to 1978. From June 1978 to March 1982 she worked for Prawl Engineering in
Omaha. From 1983 to 1990 she worked for the Kearney Housing Authority.
On Feb. 17, 1990, she married Robert Senior in Kearney. He died in
She was a member of the American Legion Post No. 52, Kearney Church of
Christ and was past matron of the Beulah Chapter No. 40 of OES.
Survivors include: sons, Timothy (Roxanne) Mason of Jefferson City, Mo.
and Tyler (Kelly) Mason of Campobello, S.C.; stepson Ron Senior of
Crescent City, Calif.; brothers John Wacker of Rockford, Ill. and Alex
Wacker and Dan Wacker, both of Lincoln; sisters Esther Verhoeven of
Dallas, Texas and Ruth Migliore of Kenner, La.; nine grandchildren; four
step-grandchildren and one great-grandson.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents;
one sister, Freda and two brothers, Herman and Phillip. She was a
sister-in-law of Sandra Carter of Aurora.
Alma DeBoer, 99, of Aurora, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006 at Memorial
Community Care in Aurora.
Funeral services were Monday morning, Jan. 16 at the Aurora
Presbyterian United Church of Christ with Rev. Monty Nelson officiating.
Burial was in the Aurora Cemetery.
Alma DeBoer, daughter of Louis and Anna (Hemmingsen) Nielsen, was born
Dec. 14, 1906 in Marquette. She was baptized and confirmed in St. John
Lutheran Church in Kronborg.
She married William DeBoer Dec. 21, 1927 in Grand Island. They lived in
the York and Hamilton County area most of their lives. He died in 1975.
She later transferred membership to the Federated Church in Aurora
where she also was a member of the Federated Womens Club. She served on
the Aurora Public Library Board several years, was a member of the same
bridge club over 50 years and a member of the NCHA Camper Association.
She was a member of the Aurora Presbyterian United Church of Christ.
Survivors include her daughter, LouAnn DeBoer of Aurora and several
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Memorials should be given to the church. Condolences may be e-mailed to
the family through the mortuary website at higbymortuary.com.
Sally Lu (Stubbs) Davidson died Jan. 7, 2006.
Cremation was handled by Aspen After Care.
Sally was born March 31, 1927 to Roy Mitchell and Margaret M. (Alworth)
Catron. She graduated from Lincoln High School at age 16, majoring in
She worked at the Nebraska State Capitol, Nebraska Steel, and Union
Bank. She was a member of D.O.E.S. and P.T.A.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; father; infant sister,
Rita and sister, Marilyn Engelhardt.
Survivors include her husband, Les, of Panama; three daughters by a
previous marriage, Denis Siefken of Trumbull, Marcia Stubbs of Lincoln,
and Margo Block of Roca; sisters, Jean Sigmund of Spring, Texas and
Sandra Fadler of Murietta Calif., and brother, Hugh Catron of Holdredge.
Donations are directed to the American Cancer Society.
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