Connie A. Frick
Connie A. Frick
Connie A. (Menkens) Frick, age 72, of Baton Rouge, LA, passed away Nov. 1, 2012, with her family at her side at Baton Rouge Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
Memorial services were held on Nov. 5, 2012, at the Chapel of the Oaks in Baton Rouge, LA.
Burial was in Resthaven Garden of Memory in Baton Rouge, LA.
Connie was born May 23, 1940, to George Paul and LaVerne Menkens near Bloomfield. She grew up and attended school in rural Holt County and Inman.
She married Dean Frick on Nov. 20, 1960. Being a military man they lived in many places: California, Washington, Hawaii, Taiwan, Rhode Island and Louisiana. After retirement, Baton Rouge, LA, and Niobrara became home.
She was a loving wife for 52 years to Dean and also a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be missed by her eight grandchildren and many relatives and friends.
Connie is survived and will be missed by her husband, Dean; three daughters, Michele (Carl) Zander, Las Vegas, NV, Nadine (Barrett) Benton and Sarah (Jeff) Odom, all of Baton Rouge, LA; eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Jim (Janet) Menkens, Springfield, MO, Jan (Leo) Tyrrell, Running Water, SD, Jerry (Jan) Menkens, Verdigre, Lynn (Jim) Henderson, Niobrara and Bruce (Ellen) Menkens, Bonesteel, SD; brother-in-law, Wayne (Alice) Frick; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George P. and LaVerne Menkens and a baby brother.
"Her children will rise up and bless her, her husband also and he praises her saying many daughters have done nobly, but you excel them all." Proverbs: 31:28.
"An excellent wife is the crown of her husband." Proverbs: 12:4.
Jackie Neil Bumgardner
Jackie Neil Bumgardner, age 73, of Burden KS, passed away Saturday evening, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center in Wichita, KS, with his family by his side.
Private family services have been planned for a later date at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery in Winfield, KS.
Miles Funeral Service in Winfield, KS, is in charge of arrangements.
Jackie was born on Jan. 18, 1939, in Ericson, the son of Harold Leon and Frances Cordelia (Page) Bumgardner. He was raised and received his early education in Burwell and then went to high school at Ericson, graduating in 1957.
After high school he joined the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. While in the Air Force he was stationed at Lowery Air Force Base in Denver, CO, and later Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan. He was honorably discharged on Dec. 3, 1962, and returned home to Nebraska.
Jack was united in marriage to Wilma "Elaine" Sparks on June 7, 1980, in O'Neill. The couple made their home in O'Neill where Jack managed the O'Neill Concrete Plant. He worked in several areas of construction throughout his life including working as a heavy equipment operator on the highways in Nebraska. In 1995 he and Elaine moved to Burden, KS, to be near family.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ericson and the Burwell American Legion. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and tinkering in his shop.
Jack is survived by his wife, Elaine Bumgardner; daughter, Brenda Harrison and husband, Mark of Orchard; stepson, Rick Stewart and wife, Terry of Arkansas City, KS; stepdaughters, Marcia "Cricket" Kielhorn and husband, Dale of Burden, KS, and Alice "Sunshine" Fortner and husband, Ron of Arkansas City, KS; his sisters, Marilyn "Tottie" Weber of White Salmon, WA, and Shirley Lowery and husband, Melvin of Burwell; three grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, two daughters and a sister.
A memorial has been established in Jack's name for the Burwell American Legion. Contributions may be made through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com
Darlene V. David
Darlene David, age 77, of Burwell, formerly of Chambers and O'Neill, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 24, 2012, at her home in Burwell.
Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, from 5-8 p.m., with a 7:30 p.m. prayer service, at Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Chambers with Pastor Duane Waddle officiating. Music was provided by pianist, Ferne Briggs and musicians, George and Steffan Baker.
Pallbearers were Terry O'Banion, Kathleen Bitney, Jason Bourquin, Rick Rowse, Alan Rowse and Phillip Rowse.
Burial was in the Chambers Cemetery in Chambers.
Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill was in charge of arrangements.
Darlene Violet Vollbrecht was born on April 15, 1935, in Battle Creek, to Bruno and Viola (Tichota) Vollbrecht. She graduated from Neligh High School.
She me Lyle Elmer David and they were married on Sept. 26, 1954, in Oakdale.
Darlene was a loving mother, homemaker and housewife. She worked at McIntosh Jewelry and also at the Neligh Courthouse.
She loved to crochet, paint pictures and water ski with her two sisters-in-law, Delores and Doris.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Lyle of Burwell; three sons, Billy David of Burwell, Tim David and wife, Mary of Norfolk and Terry David and wife, Jayne of Bassett; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one brother, Mike Vollbrecht and wife, Mary of Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Duane C. Miller
Duane C. Miller
Duane Curtis Miller, age 81, of O'Neill, passed away Nov. 11, 2012, at Avera St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill.
Visitation was held on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, from 5-8 p.m., with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Atkinson with Pastor John Brink officiating. Music was provided by organist, Caroline Poessnecker and soloist, Alan Poessnecker.
Pallbearers were Tom Hickey, Don Havranek, Roy Waterman, Ray Waterman, Mike Clyde and Doug Simons.
Military graveside rites were conducted by the Atkinson American Legion Post #86 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Atkinson.
Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson was in charge of arrangements.
Duane Curtis Miller was born in Lynch on Aug. 17, 1931, to James Albert and Leah (Cromwell) Miller. He was one of two children born to this union. His brother, James, passed away when he was just an infant.
The family lived north of O'Neill for a time and then moved southeast of Emmet when Duane was just nine years old. He attended grade school in the country but graduated from O'Neill High School.
While in high school Duane met Doris Smith. After high school they were married in O'Neill and had three boys, Ken, Scott and Todd. Duane enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on Feb. 19, 1952, and was discharged on Jan. 27, 1956. After Duane returned from his service with the Air Force the family made their home south of Emmet.
Duane ranched and did contractor work, remodeling homes and other buildings. He loved to hunt, fish, trap and read books. Duane liked books of all kinds but especially loved reading the Omaha World Herald every day from front to back.
He also like Nebraska football and the Chicago Bears. Gardening was another favorite pass time. Duane had a huge garden growing many different things but tomatoes were his passion. He would invite people out to the house and before they left he would give them a "few" tomatoes, often filling the trunks of their cars.
On Oct. 2, 1993, Duane married Jeanene Johnson in Atkinson. She passed away on March 19, 2006.
Duane is survived by his sons, Ken Miller and wife, Cheryl of Norfolk, Scott Miller and wife, Diane of Kansas City, MO and Todd Miller and wife, Joyce of Emmet; nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Doris in June of 2000 and second wife, Jeanene in 2006; and an infant brother, James.
Marjorie C. (Hendricks) Nelson-Phipps
Marjorie Catherine (Hendricks) Nelson-Phipps, age 97, of Stover, MO, formerly of O'Neill, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City, MO.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in O'Neill with Pastor Craig Collins officiating. Music will be provided by pianist, Nancy Hendricks and soloist, Becky Woods.
Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Brad Nelson, Scott Nelson, Beth Lenz and Sara Crumrine.
Honorary pallbearers will be her great-grandchildren, neighbors and friends.
Burial will be in the O'Neill Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Scrivner-Morrow Funeral Home in Stover, MO, and Biglin's Mortuary in O'Neill.
Marjorie (Margie) was born in Atkinson on Feb. 4, 1915, and was the last living child of the Oscar and Edna Hendrick's family. Marjorie lived in the O'Neill/Atkinson area most of her life, however, she graduated from high school in McAllen, Texas.
On April 25, 1936, she married Paul Nelson and for forty years lived on the Nelson Ranch, 20 miles northeast of O'Neill. To this union two children were born, Naomi Jean and Paul Arden.
When her husband Paul passed away in March of 1978, her son and family moved to the ranch. She first moved to Spencer and later to O'Neill where she was involved in many activities in both communities. If there was a need she volunteered to help. She married a longtime friend, William Hubby, in May of 1979. He passed away in 1984.
Then on Dec. 27, 1992, she married Rev. Charley Phipps. Together they pastored and led the O'Neill WesleyanChurch until their retirement in 1997. They then moved to a retirement center near Sedalia, MO, to be near her daughter, Jean and husband, Dr. T.T. Hoyne. Charley passed away in September of 2001. For the past few years she had resided in the Golden Age LivingCenter in Stover, MO.
A talented woman, she was always active in community events and many church activities. Initially she was active and taught Sunday school and Bible school at the Paddock Union Church. She sang at most funerals held at the community church. She was a member of the Spencer Wesleyan Church and taught Sunday school there for many years also. Later in life she was a leader in the O'Neill Wesleyan Church.
As a gifted local artist she was involved in organizing the Ranchland Art Group and served as its president for several years. She painted many pictures of local interests and historical significance. Margie taught art classes for many local youth and adults in the area. She was a lifetime member of the Holt County Historical Society, a charter member of the Holt County Farm Bureau and served in many roles for the organization, and she was in the Republican women's group.
Marjorie loved to be around others and to lend a helping hand no matter the chore. She befriended everyone she met and had no enemies.
Majorie is survived by her children, Naomi Jean and husband, Dr. T.T. Hoyne of Stover, MO, and Paul Arden Nelson and wife, Nancy of O'Neill; four stepsons, Ray Phipps and wife, Wilma of Black Hawk, SD, Lloyd Phipps and wife, Jan of Fallbrook, CA, Dave Phipps and wife, Marian of Omaha, and Bernie Phipps and wife, Wanda of Branson, MO; four grandchildren, Brad Nelson and wife, Jennifer of O'Neill, Scott Nelson and wife, Tammy of Sebastian, FL, Beth Lenz and husband, Tim of Dayton, WY, and Sara Crumrine and husband, Doug of Newton, KS; brother-in-law, John Sutherland of Nampa, Idaho; eight great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Paul Nelson, William Hubby and Charley Phipps; three brothers and their wives, Harold and Lucile Hendricks, Mark and Arla Hendricks and Joe and Mary Alice Hendricks; two sisters, Lucille Sutherland and Elva Frickle and husband, Connie.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to a local or national Parkinsons Association, The Bible Living Ministries, Inc., P.O. Box 9165, Rapid City, SD 57709-9165, or to a local church youth group. To send online condolences to the family, please go to www.scrivner-morrow.com or www.biglinsmortuary.com
Elsie Elizabeth Cadwallader, age 85, of Des Moines, Iowa, passed away Nov. 19, 2012, at Wesley Acres in Des Moines, Iowa.
Visitation was held on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at the Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Presbyterian Church in Atkinson.
Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Atkinson.
Seger Funeral Home in Atkinson was in charge of arrangements.
Ella Lunn-Mueller, age 97, of Vermillion, SD, and formerly of Fairfax, SD, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Sanford Vermillion Care Center in Vermillion, SD.
Visitation and a prayer service were held on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfax, SD.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Fairfax, SD.
Clausen Funeral Home in Burke, SD, was in charge of arrangements.
Janet I. Fryrear
Janet I. Fryrear, age 90, of Tilden, passed away, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the Tilden Community Hospital in Tilden.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at the Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Memorial services will be held on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 2 p.m. at the Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden.
Brockhaus-Harlan Funeral Home in Tilden is in charge of arrangements.