Date Posted: 2018-01-13
Maiden Name: Tinglehoff

Rita Mae Tingelhoff Adams, 89, of Overton, Nebraska, passed away peacefully Thursday, January 4, 2018, in her sleep at her residence in Cozad with her daughter, Marietta, granddaughter, Randi Cook, and three of her great-grandchildren by her side.

Rita was born August 31, 1928, on the Tingelhoff farm in rural Dawson County, Nebraska, to Henry A. and Clara (Ortmeier) Tingelhoff.

She was united in marriage to Billy C. Adams on June 10, 1953, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington. The couple traveled with the Air Force for several years, but made their home in Overton in 1970. Rita then babysat for many years loving all the little ones who grew up who called her Aunt Rita and even Grammie.

Rita and her family raised rabbits, chickens, turkeys, and ducks. She loved to garden and can, filling her shelves as well as her children’s with goodies. Besides canned goods she loved to bake and could make the best pies and cookies. When she sat down she loved to play cards, especially pinochle, cribbage, and pitch. She enjoyed embroidery and many a girl received a set of pillowcases for their high school graduation.

She followed all sorts of sports on TV being a big Nebraska Husker and Minnesota Viking fan. She resided in her home in rural Overton until she moved in 2013, to her daughter Norma’s house where she continued to be found rocking babies, cutting vegetables, folding laundry, studying spelling words, coloring pictures, or playing card games on her tablet.

Rita was a faithful member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington. She was a member of the Funeral Dinner Committee, and spent time collecting cakes and salads for funeral meals for many years.

She was a true angel on earth and will be so very missed by all who knew and loved her.

Rita is survived by her children; Marietta Adams of Henderson, Nebraska, Jolene Fischer of Cambridge, Nebraska, Norma (Gary) Yeutter of Cozad, Nebraska, Kellie (Brian) Anderson of North Platte, Nebraska, and Thomas Adams of Bellevue, Nebraska; nine grandchildren, Eric Fischer and (Michelle Doetker) and their children, Nick, Christina Aaliyah, and Hailea of Cambridge, Nebraska, Tyler Fischer of Grand Island, Nebraska, Brooke Fischer of Cambridge, Nebraska, Megan (Brad) Reed, of North Platte, Nebraska and their children, Kinlee and Brody, Clint Yeutter of Virginia, Randi (Justin) Cook and their children, Dakota, Carolyn, and Logan of Cozad, Nebraska; Myriah (Austin) Durner and their children, Montana, Monte, and Milee of Cozad, Nebraska, Chareese (Shawn) Daffer and their daughter Makenna of Indianola, Nebraska, Clarissa and Tim Hansen, of North Platte, Nebraska, Lew Marsolek and son Josiah of North Platte, Nebraska; sisters, Willie Campbell of Kentucky, Dorothy Bergstraesser of Smithfield, Nebraska, Dee (Jim) Saulsbury of Iowa, and brother, Mick (Phyllis) Tingelhoff of Minnesota; and sister-in-law, Kay Tingelhoff of Eustis, Nebraska, and Ellen Adams of Kansas.

Rita will also be missed by her numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and all the children she babysat through the years.

Rita was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Adams; children, Connie, Joann, Marie Kathleen, Mary Elizabeth; her parents, Henry and Clara Ortmeier Tingelhoff; her brother, Lawrence Tingelhoff; brothers-in-law, Lyle Bergstraesser, Homer “Bud” Adams, James “Harold” Adams, Larry Adams, Kenny Brandenberg, John Dorner; and, sisters-in-law, Donna Brandenberg, Jeannette Dorner, and Carol Adams.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Lexington with Reverend Jose Chavez celebrating.

Burial will be in the St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 8, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. with Rosary to follow at 7:00 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington.

Memorials are suggested to St. Ann’s Catholic Church or to the family for later designation.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Date Posted: 2010-03-10
Maiden Name: Prasch

Eloise Warren, 82, of Hastings, died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings. Memorial services are 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 15, 2010 at the All Saints Chapel at Good Samaritan Village in Hastings with the Rev. Dr. Judith Allen officiating. Visitation and book signing will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, March 14, 2010 at DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings.    

Eloise was born on May 15, 1927 in Lexington, the daughter of Clement and Frances (Paul) Prasch. She attended school in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1945. Eloise married Alan L. Warren on Oct. 4, 1947 at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington. They lived in Overton before moving to Grand Island for several years and later moved back to Lexington. Eloise moved to Hastings in 2000 after her husband died so she could be closer to her daughter.    

While living in Grand Island she worked for the Army Ammunition Plant and, after returning to Lexington, worked at Lexington Communications, retiring in 2000.  Eloise's hobbies included quilting, sewing, reading and gardening. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, leaving a legacy of strength, courage and love to her family.      

Eloise is survived by her son, Brent A. Warren of Kenesaw; daughter, Tana (Ron) Seymour of Hastings and granddaughter Melanie Kuehl of New Orleans, La. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and two sisters. Memorials are suggested to the Highland Park Arboretum or Mary Lanning Hospice. Condolences may be sent to www.dewittfuneral.com.

Date Posted: 2012-01-24

Frank F. Boyd, 84, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died Tuesday, January 24th, 2012, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital, Gothenburg. He was born June 7th, 1927, in Holbrook, Nebraska, to Fred and Agnes (Vantine) Boyd. Frank attended school at Curtis, Nebraska, until his family moved to Lexington, Nebraska. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1945. He was drafted on April 6th, 1946 and served his country in Japan in the occupation air force. He married Alice Heidebrink on November 9th, 1947. They lived in Lexington where Frank worked at the CO-OP until March 1st, 1949, when they moved to her family's farm north of Gothenburg. They lived there for 60 years until they moved into town to live at Stone Hearth Estates.     

Frank attended St. John's Lutheran Church then later the American Lutheran Church. Frank was confirmed in the first class in the new church. He took an active part in church. He was a member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign War. Frank and Alice enjoyed getting together with family and square dancing.     

Surviving are wife, Alice May Boyd of Gothenburg; four sons: Robert (Lisa) Boyd of Hastings, Nebraska, David (Cynthia) Boyd of Lexington, Nebraska, Thomas (Janet) Boyd of Overton, Nebraska, Douglas (Mimi Schneider) Boyd of Lincoln, Nebraska; grandchildren, Nichole (Erik) Wetjen, Leilani Boyd, Zachary Boyd, Sarah (Cesar) Hernandez, Matthew (Sara) Boyd, Shawn (Kendra) Boyd; 13 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Wilma Boyd of Kearney, Nebraska; along with nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.      

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jim Boyd; brother-in-law, Westley Geiken; sisters-in-law, Vera Geiken and Mildred Jensen; and a great-grandson, Cain Hernandez.     

Frank deeded his remains to the Anatomical board humanitarian research division of Creighton Medical Center and UNMC.     

Memorial Services were held at the American Lutheran Church, Saturday, January 28th, 2012, at 3 p.m., with Pastor Matthew Groenke and Lonna Grabenstein PMA officiating.     

Memorials may be given to the American Lutheran Church, 1512 Avenue G, Gothenburg, NE 69138 or Gothenburg Volunteer Fire Department, 602 Tenth Street, Gothenburg, NE 69138.     

To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com. Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg was in charge of arrangements.

Date Posted: 2012-07-19

H. Dale Kugler, 85, of Lexington, Nebraska died on Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington.   

He was born on June 22, 1927 to Henry and Georgia (Zimmerer) Kugler in Lexington. Dale attended rural school at District #52, and then attended high school from 1941-1942, but graduated with the class of 1945, due to enlisting into the United States Army Air Corps on October 28, 1944. Dale was sent to Army Specialized Training Program (ASTP) at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and later at South Dakota State College in Brookings, South Dakota. He served his country in Army of Occupation Germany and was honorably discharged on February 1, 1947.

Dale was united in marriage to Louise Nisley in Gothenburg, Nebraska on December 28, 1947. This marriage was blessed with four children. He then attended Nebraska Agriculture College and Nebraska Wesleyan, began farming, feeding cattle and raising hogs with his father in 1949.

Dale served on the University of Nebraska Agriculture Advisory Board, Nebraska Brand Committee, and various agriculture and livestock organization committees. He was also an Instrument rated pilot. Dale was a past member of the Masonic Lodge and the Tri-County Shriners. He enjoyed playing golf with friends and family. His other hobbies included restoring antique and classic cars, motorcycles and airplanes as well as metal artwork.

Dale was united in marriage to Delores "Dee" Hibberd-Stienmetz on March 3, 1995 Dee's two children blessed this union. Survivors include his wife Delores "Dee" Kugler of Lexington, Nebraska; son, John and wife Cyndi Kugler of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Becky Kugler of Omaha, Nebraska; daughter, Peggy and husband Brad Hurrell, of Charlotte, North Carolina; son, Lane and wife Peggy Kugler, of Plum Creek Canyon, Nebraska; 9 adored grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; step-daughter Julie and husband Gerald Polmateer and step-daughter, Jill Stienmetz; as well as a host of loved and admired friends, nationwide.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Delphia Edwards and Carol Peterson.

Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, July 23, 2012 at the Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Rev. John Shields officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. There will be no visitation as the family is honoring Dale's wish to be cremated. Memorials are suggested to Parkview Baptist Church in Lexington or to Eppley Institute for Pancreas Research c/o Ed Ramspott, Eppley Institute, DRC II Room 4002E, 985950 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-5950. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of the arrangements. Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com

Date Posted: 2010-01-18
Maiden Name: Dodge

Normalee Uhler, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Monday, January 18, 2010, at Park Avenue Estates in Lexington. She was born July 30, 1927, at Lexington, Nebraska to Hugh Alonzo and Esther Kathryn (Mosher) Dodge.

Normalee was a 1945 graduate of Lexington High School. She was united in marriage to Roy Uhler in February, 1950 at the United Methodist Church in Lexington. The couple moved to Ogallala in 1950, where they owned and operated Uhler Sand & Gravel. They owned the company until Roy's health declined in 1970. In 1987, following Roy's death, Normalee returned to Lexington to be near family and friends.

She resided at Park Avenue Estates since 2005.

Normalee had many interests; including, antiques, collecting Red Wing Crockery, bells, reading and doing puzzles. She was a wonderful seamstress and enjoyed visiting with her family. Normalee so enjoyed her faithful companion, Buffy.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter: Kathryn Joan Uhler & Terry Harimon of Kelso, Washington, Two brothers: Roy & Mimi Dodge of Desert Hot Springs, California, Roger & Bernita Dodge of Penn Valley, California, Two sisters: Marjorie & Bill Hatting of Lexington, Nebraska, Virginia Cumpston of Lexington, Nebraska, Two grandchildren: Joni Kathryn (Chad) Cowan of Gering, Nebraska, McKenna Wynn Jessen & fiance' Nate James and his children, Taylor & Shayleigh all of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, Three great-grandchildren: Dillon & Madison Hrasky and Briana Kathryn Cowan.

Normalee was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Roy.

It was Normalee's wishes that her body be cremated. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church.

A Memorial Service to Celebrate Normalee's Life will be held in the near future. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.