Date Posted: 2018-01-23

William (Bill) Hatting, Jr., 94, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, January 19, 2018, at Brookdale in Lexington, Nebraska. Bill was born on February 20, 1923, to Emma (Foss) Hatting and William Hatting, Sr. on the family farm five miles south of Lexington. Bill attended elementary school at Dawson County Rural District #31. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1940. During the early 1940s, Bill competed in numerous rodeo events in Lexington.

Bill married Marjorie Dodge on September 17, 1945, and they remained husband and wife for 68 years. Together they operated the family farm for 25 years raising Angus cattle and feeder hogs while growing corn and alfalfa. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, Bill and Dave Jeffrey led the South Side 4-H Club of Dawson County. Also during the early 1960s, Bill was employed by the Lexington Co-Op as retail field man selling livestock feed and crop fertilizer to area farmers. Bill later sold livestock feed and seed independently throughout Dawson County and parts of Custer and Gosper Counties.

After selling his interest in the family farm to his brother, John, Bill managed the National Alfalfa Dehydrating Plant in Lexington. In 1970, Bill and Marjorie worked on the 20,000-acre Snover Ranch near Burwell caring for 1,800 head of Angus cattle. During the early and mid-1970s, they farmed and ranched in southeastern South Dakota and farmed in west-central Iowa. Between 1976 and 1981 Bill shipped Sperry New Holland combines all over the country from the plant south of Lexington. From 1975 to 1988 Bill intermittently supervised the custodial staff, maintained buildings and grounds, and drove busses to athletic events for Lexington Public Schools. Since 1988, when he retired, Bill has resided in Lexington.

Bill was preceded in death by spouse Marjorie (Dodge) Hatting, father William Sr., mother Emma, sisters Doris (Allen) Walker and Lucille (Ron) Ritterbush and brother John Lee Hatting.

He is survived by son Steven and daughter-in-law Maurine (Thomas); grandchildren Michael (Katie) Hatting, Sarah (Aaron) Christison, and Eloise Hatting; great-grandchildren Samuel Christison, Abigail Hatting, Charlotte Hatting and Maxine Servaty; step great-grandchildren Zak Theiler, William Theiler, and Alex Theiler; five nieces and eight nephews.

Funeral Services will be Friday, January 26, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Pastor Doug Smith, officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the Funeral Service at the Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to either the First United Methodist Church of Lexington or the 4-H division of the Dawson County Extension Service.

Burial will be in Robb Cemetery south of Lexington.

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: 2006-04-05

Ellsworth J. Page, 84, lifetime Lexington resident, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at the Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 10, at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Reverend Todd Karges officiating. Mason rites by Thistle Lodge No. 61 will also be held at the church. Burial with military honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m., Sunday, April 9, at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington, which is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three daughters, Nan Page-McCoy (Kirk) of Seward, Mary Jo Page of Lexington, and Cynthia Page of Omaha; two brothers, Rodney (Donna) Page of Hastings, and William Page of Johnson Lake; one sister, Harriet Becker of Cozad; one grandson, Samuel Ellsworth Page of Seward; along with nieces, nephews, and a host of friends.He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mildred in 1969; his second wife, Dora in 1998; daughter, Karen Ruth; sister, Olive Belle; sister-in-law, Norma; brothers-in-law, John Grimes, John Becker and Robert Yates; and other relatives.     

Ellsworth was born Feb. 3, 1922, at Lexington, to Garnett and Frankie (Gregory) Page. He grew up at Lexington, where he attended school and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1940. He then served his country in the United States Army during World War II from Sept. 17, 1942, to Oct. 19, 1945. He was honorably discharged after serving in the European Theater.

On Sept. 11, 1949, he married Mildred Yates. This union was blessed with four daughters: Nancy, Mary Jo, Karen Ruth and Cynthia. Karen Ruth died in infancy. Mildred preceded him in death in 1969.

On Sept. 4, 1982, he then married Dora Linke at Eustis. She also preceded him in death in July of 1998. He farmed and raised livestock, a vocation he held near and dear to his heart. He never considered this his job, but his life's love.

Ellsworth was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a 50-year member of the American Legion, the VFW, as well as Masonic Thistle Lodge #61, Lexington, the Scottish Rite and Tehama Shrine.

He loved being with his family, especially his grandson, Sam. He enjoyed fishing, reading, never stopped learning, and his love for his country found him exercising his right to vote at every election. He never missed voting.

Memorials are suggested to the Shrine Transportation Fund or Nebraska Children's Home.Obituary from the Lexington Clipper-Herald

Date Posted: 2006-06-05

C. Stanley Wells, 83, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, formerly of Lexington, died Monday, June 5, 2006, at Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 10, at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with Rev. John Craig officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Hewitt Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, June 9, at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one son, Jim Wells of Lexington; one daughter, Carol (Gary) Thinnes of Idaho Falls, Idaho; one sister, Lois (Johnnie) Anthony of Lexington; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia in 2001; and daughter-in-law, Jean Wells in 2004.

Stanley was born Oct. 9, 1922, at Lexington, to Vernon J. and Florence V. (Delap) Wells. Stan attended North District #22 and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1940.

On Nov. 8, 1942, Stan married Virginia L. Walbridge at Norton, Kan.

He then served his Country during World War II in the United States Army from March 10, 1945, to Sept. 8, 1946. Upon his return from serving in the Army, Stanley and Virginia farmed at Lexington.

He was a member of the Christian Church as a youngster and later the United Methodist Church following his marriage. He was a member of the VFW and Lexington Plum Creekers. Stanley enjoyed raising and riding horses. He was a quiet, gentle, loving father with a wonderful sense of humor. Memorials will be designated at a later date.

Obituary from the Lexington Clipper-Herald

Date Posted: 2007-04-07
Maiden Name: Orthman

Frances Mina Orthman Orr, 84, of Story City, Iowa, died Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Bethany Manor in Story City, Iowa. A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m., Sunday, April 15, 2007, at the Chapel at Bethany Manor in Story City.

Survivors include one daughter, Mikie Susan (Tom) Walker; one son, Kirk Andrew (Stephanie) Orr of Spokane, Wash.; five grandchildren, Brandy Wagner of Ames, Iowa, Kristin (Jim) Vinal of Omaha, and Koby, Calliope and Bethlehem of Spokane, Wash.; three great-grandchildren, Jack and Thomas of Ames, Iowa, and Noah of Omaha; and one step-great-grandaughter, Mycayla Lynn of Omaha.

Frances was born on Sept. 25, 1922, to LuVera (Anderson) Orthman and Edward August Orthman at Lexington. She graduated from high school in 1940, with a 3-year teaching certificate for rural schools and taught three years. In 1943, Frances moved to Lincoln, to work the next two years in the Brand Department of the Secretary of State's office.

She met Andrew C. Orr on June 9 and was married Aug. 18, 1946, in Lincoln, at the Trinity Methodist Church. They lived five years in Lincoln, five years in East Lansing, Mich., and many years in Charles City, Iowa. She worked in the Floyd County Treasurer's Office until she retired in 1982.

Obituary from the Lexington Clipper-Herald

Date Posted: 2007-09-12

Todd T. Kanda, 87, of Lexington, died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington. Services will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington, with the Rev. John Craig, officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Visitation was held Friday, Sept. 14, at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Todd KandaReynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington is in charge of arrangements    Survivors include three brothers: Masami (Sumiko) Kanda of Denver, Ted Kanda of Lexington, and George (Faye) Kanda of Brighton, Colo.; many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Todd was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; Yasuo, Sam and Ken.

He was born June 17, 1920, at Lexington, to Tokuichi and Hatsuyo (Kawamoto) Kanda. Todd grew up in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1940. He farmed as a young man and worked for the railroad for a time. He was a self-taught carpenter and worked many years at his trade. He owned numerous rental properties around Lexington and enjoyed the upkeep of these properties.

Todd was a member of the NRA and the Horseless Carriage Club of America. He received 2nd place in June of 1956, for his horseless carriage. Also, in 1947, Todd was given his own Patent from the United States Department of Commerce for his invention of a Traction means for Tractors.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.obituary obtained from Lexington Clipper-Herald Online at www.lexch.com