KEARNEY — Lydia E. Kahle, 96, of Kearney died Saturday, June 27, 2020, at St. John’s Good Samaritan Society in Kearney.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney. The Rev. Tim Barone will officiate. Burial will be at Kearney Cemetery.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Lydia was born to Herman and Ida (Schukei) Pockrandt on Sept. 20, 1923, on a farm northeast of Minden. She was baptized into the Christian faith on Oct. 23, 1923, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minden, and on June 20, 1937, she became a communicate member of the congregation through the rite of confirmation. She attended schools in Kearney County.
On April 6, 1947 she married Albert L. Kahle at Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney. This union was blessed with four children — Bonnie, Shirley, Judy and Randy.
Lydia worked at West Co. for 11 years, but spent most of her life being a farmer’s wife, mother and grandma. Lydia was an active member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Kearney. In later years she coped with being visually challenged.
Lydia was called from this life on Saturday, June 27, 2020, from St. John’s Nursing Home in Kearney at the age of 96.
Survivors include her daughter, Judy Wellman and her husband Phil of Kearney; son, Randy Kahle of Kearney and grandchildren, Greg Kohler and his wife Melodie, Jeff Kohler and his wife Rachel, and Kelsey Cervantes and her husband Jeremy. Great-grandchildren are Faith Kohler, Emma, Kyle, Lydia and Madison Cervantes.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; daughters, Bonnie and Shirley; grandson, Michael; and great-grandson, Patrick.
Memorials are suggested to the family, to be designated later.
FARWELL — Dorothy M. Bogus, 80, of Farwell, died Saturday, June 27, 2020, at her home.
Private family Mass of Christian burial is 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Farwell. The Revs. Rayappa Konka and Tom Ryan will concelebrate the service. Burial will be in St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery near Farwell.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The family will not greet friends inside the church but will be outside in front of the church for a drive by from 5-7 p.m. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
All CDC guidelines will be followed regarding social distancing and wearing face masks to the visitation and rosary.
Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy was born on April 6, 1940, at Dwight to Frank M. and Mary T. (Crha) Jindra.
She married David L. Bogus on June 3, 1959, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Central City. He preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 2019.
Survivors include her children, Linda Wells of Elba, Bob Bogus of Dannebrog, James Bogus of St. Paul, Carolyn Kuta of St. Libory, Deborah Ziola of Phillips, Ronald Bogus of Elm Creek, Theresa Brandt of Grand Island and Kathleen Stoltenberg of Kearney; brother, Joseph Jindra of Tacoma, Wash.; 14 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
ELM CREEK — Catherine Daake, 75, of Elm Creek died Thursday, April 16, 2020, at her home.
A funeral mass is 5 p.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Elm Creek. Shuttles will be provided from the park and baseball field parking lots. Please bring your own seats for the service. A luncheon will follow the mass at the city park.
A rosary is 7 p.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Memorials are suggested to the Elm Creek Fire Department.
O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
KEARNEY — D.L. Fullmer, 77, of Kearney died Sunday, June 28, 2020, at Good Samaritan Society St. John’s in Kearney.
Memorial graveside services are 11 a.m. July 15 at the Kearney Cemetery with Marletta Wilkens officiating. Military honors graveside will be provided by American Legion Post 52 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 759.
There will be no visitation. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Kearney Area Animal Shelter.
KEARNEY — Donald D. Sturgeon, 87, of Kearney, died Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Kearney.
Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral Home. We will observe the current directed health mandates in place for social gatherings. A graveside memorial service will take place at the Sturgeon Cemetery in English, Ind., at a later date.
Donald was born Feb. 5, 1933, to William E. and Stella (McDaniel) Sturgeon in English. He served in the U.S. Army from April 1953 to March 1955.
He married Thelma L. Garringer on May 13, 1961, in Bellevue where they made their home and he owned a concrete construction company. They had three children. They later divorced and he moved to Elm Creek. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Disabled American Veterans.
Survivors include the mother of his children, Thelma Sturgeon of Bellevue; daughters, Donna (Kent) Trampe of Amherst and Stella (James) Harnden of Bellevue; son, Robert (Donna) Sturgeon of Stockton, Mo.; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Kassie Harnden and her daughter Elizabeth Phillips, Kyle Harnden and his daughter Addison, Carly (Colton) Spearman and their daughter Elise, Jared Sturgeon and Josh Sturgeon; a sister, Edith (Aven) Eastridge of Corydon, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and five sisters.
ARAPAHOE — Meredith Corrine (Furry) Keep, 83, of Arapahoe, formerly of Elm Creek, died Sunday, June 28, 2020, at the C.A. Mues Good Samaritan Center Nursing Home in Arapahoe from multiple myeloma.
Memorial services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Elm Creek.
Wenburg Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born on Good Friday, March 26, 1937, to H. Glen and Harriette Winterton (Pickering) Furry at the Widney Hospital in Lexington.
She lived on a farm east of Lexington until age 9 when the family moved to a farm southeast of Overton in the Williamsburg Community. She attended rural school (Horseshoe Bend) in Dawson and Phelps counties and graduated in 1954 from Loomis High School. She attended summer school at Kearney State Teachers College for three summers and taught rural school for two years in Gosper County before entering nurse training. She graduated from Lincoln General Hospital School of Nursing in 1959. As an RN, she had worked at Lincoln General Hospital, Lexington Community Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. The last job lasted 33.5 years until she retired in 1999.
She was married to Charles Burton Keep on Nov. 29, 1959, at Overton. To this union, four children were born. They divorced in November 1999.
Throughout the years, her interests included quilting, gardening, researching family genealogy with her mother and sisters, and frequent DQ and KFC visits. She was a member of the Elm Creek United Methodist Church and Garden Club.
She leaves behind sons, Chuck and wife Becky of Columbus, and Willie and wife Barb of Elm Creek; daughter Jenny Spaulding and husband Jeff of Arapahoe; two special companions, Frank and George; sisters, Edie Zetterman of Lexington and Jean Stahla, husband Phil, of Gillette, Wyo.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A stillborn son, Jeffrey F., preceded her in death.
Memorials are suggested to the Elm Creek United Methodist Church, Elm Creek Food Pantry, Kearney S.A.F.E. Center, Elm Creek Driver’s Education or Elm Creek Fire and Rescue for the purchase of a patient sling to get people up off the floor.