Date Posted: 2017-11-17
Maiden Name: Knapple

Marcia M. Morgan, 92, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, November 17, 2017, at Plum Creek Healthcare Community in Lexington.

Marcia was born June 8, 1925, in rural Lexington to Edward and Hattie (Marsh) Knapple. She was a 1942 graduate of Lexington High School. Marcia went on to further her education at Bishop Clarkson Nursing School in Omaha. She graduated with her Registered Nurse Degree in 1946.

She was united in marriage to Merle Morgan on April 27, 1947, in Lexington. Marcia would begin her career in nursing at the Lexington Community Hospital. She would go on to work at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Administrator for Platte Valley Care Home in Lexington, Westside Care Home in Lexington, was interim Administrator at Bertrand Nursing Home, and finished her nursing career with Central Plains Home Health in Cozad.

As a young girl, she was a member of Buffalo Grove Presbyterian Church, and after her marriage she joined the First Presbyterian Church in Lexington. She served on the Commission of Ministry of the Presbytery for six years. She was also an active member of Chapter HV P.E.O., DAR, and the Rebekah’s.

Marcia enjoyed playing Bridge, bowling, walking, knitting, and caring for others, but her grandchildren always brought a sparkle to her eye.

Leaving to mourn her loss are her children; Cynthia A. (Jim) Elwell of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Sarah A. (Jon) Taylor of Lexington, Nebraska, William J. Morgan of Granger, Iowa, and Mary A. Reed of Lexington, Nebraska; eight grandchildren, Jimmy, Shelly, Meagan, Erin, Beth, Adam, Lacie, and Darla; thirteen great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Barb Knapple of Lexington, Nebraska; as well as one niece, one nephew, extended family and friends.

Marcia was preceded in death by her parents; husband Merle; daughter, Susan Maurstad; sister, Arlene Giesler; brother, Neil Knapple; and son-in-law, Bob Reed.

A Memorial Celebration of Life will be Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Reverend Polly Deppen-Williams officiating.

Private Burial will be held prior to the service at Greenwood Cemetery There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church.

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

Date Posted: 2007-08-02

Kenichi K. "Ken" Kanda, 85, of Lexington, died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007, at Plum Creek Care Center in Lexington. Funeral Services will be held Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington, with the Rev. John Craig, officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, from 2-5 p.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington. Burial will be held in Greenwood Cemetery with Military Honors at graveside. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include four brothers: Todd Kanda of Lexington, Masami (Sumiko) Kanda of Denver, Ted Kanda of Lexington, George (Faye) Kanda of Brighton, Colo., many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ken was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Yasuo and Sam.

He was born March 21, 1922, at Lexington, to Tokuichi (Jim) and Hatsuyo (Kawamoto) Kanda.Ken grew up in Lexington, where he attended elementary school and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1942.

He served his country during WWII from August, 1944, to November, 1946. He was honored with many medals; including, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with Three Bronze battle Stars, the Victory Medal, and the Distinguished Unit Badge with One bronze Cluster. Upon his return to the United States, Ken returned to farming.

Memorials are suggested to the Family for later designation.

--Obituary obtained from the Lexington Clipper-Herald

Date Posted: 2007-10-26
Maiden Name: Hanson

Phyllis J. Meyer, 82, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Friday, October 26, 2007, at Tri-County Hospital in Lexington, Nebraska.

She was born April 18, 1925, at Lexington, Nebraska, to Albert R. and Hazel M. (Richardson) Hanson. Phyllis lived her entire life in the Lexington area, except for a time when she attended rural country schools in Gosper and Phelps counties. She graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1942. Following graduation, she taught school in Gosper and Phelps counties

She was united in marriage to Martin A. Meyer on June 3, 1944, at Norton, Kansas. This union was Blessed with two daughters, Carol and Connie.

Phyllis worked 28 years for Hennek's Hardware and Steve's TV as their bookkeeper, retiring in 1991.

She enjoyed spending time at the Grand Generation Center in Lexington. She enjoyed quilting, reading and doing crossword puzzles. Phyllis loved her little dachsund, Ginger and visiting with her neighbors and taking pride in her home. This past June, Phyllis attended her 65th high school class reunion.

Survivors include two daughters: Carol S. Meyer of Lexington, Nebraska Connie J. (David) Breidenbach of Olathe, Kansas. One sister: Lois (Clifford) Hagan of Sutherland, Nebraska Brother-in-law: Norman Meyer of Kearney, Nebraska. Two grandsons: Nicholas A. (Heather) Breidenbach of Overland Park, Kansas Phillip A. Breidenbach of Edgerton, Kansas. One great-granddaughter: Samantha P. Breidenbach of Overland Park, Kansas. Three nephews: David Hagan of Cheyenne, Wyoming Michael Hagan of North Platte, Nebraska Patrick Hagan of Smithfield, Nebraska. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Martin in 2001.

Memorial Services will be Tuesday, October 30, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington with Pastor Megan Morrow, officiating. Burial will be held prior to the Memorial Service at Robb Cemetery for family only. Visitation will be held Monday, October 29, 2007, from 6-8 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington, Nebraska. Memorials are suggested to the Grand Generation Center or Grace Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be received at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Date Posted: 2008-11-03

Walter Hewitt Hyslop, 84, of Holdrege, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted from the All Saints Catholic Church in Holdrege on Friday, Nov. 7, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Father Thomas Lux, officiating. Rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Mass at the church. Interment will be in the Highland Cemetery at Bertrand at 1:30 p.m. Visitation will be at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. with the family greeting from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Survivors are wife, DeeDee Hyslop of Holdrege; four children, Joyce Ann Pantry of Oklahoma City, Okla., LeRoy (Dianne) Hyslop of Kansas City, Kan., Sandra (Brent) Sue McCarter of Tulsa and Philo (Tara Sue) Hyslop of Sapulpa, Okla.; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Dorene Booker and her husband, Eldon of Holdrege.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother-in-law; two brothers, Louis and Kenneth Hyslop; sister, Boyda Jean McGill; daughter-in-law, Andrea Hyslop; granddaughter, Carol Pantry; adopted granddaughter, Ericka Rodriguez and two sisters-in-law: Delpha Johnson and Dolores Naumann.

Walter was born on April 4, 1924, on the family farm one mile west and one mile south of Smithfield in Gosper County, the eldest of four children born to Walter William and Lucy Rae (Hewitt) Hyslop. Walt received his primary education from the Southside Rural School near Lexington and then Brady Island Rural School near Brady. He then graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1942.

Following his education, Walt engaged in farming for Lou Hanson in the Tri-County area north of Smithfield. He then met his bride-to-be, and was united in marriage to Doreatha Mae Colgan on Jan. 3, 1947 at the St. Ann's Catholic in Lexington.

To this union four children were born: Joyce Anne, LeRoy Everett, Sandra Sue and Philo Hewitt. The family made their home south of Smithfield, where Walt farmed the Dettenbeck Place.

On Feb. 15, 1946 he was inducted into the United States Air Force and served his country during WW II as an instructor in military administration until his honorable discharge on March 30, 1947, at Lowry AFB in Denver.Following his discharge, Walt returned to Gosper County and was employed by the Geophysical Corporation of Tulsa, Okla.

He traveled the western portion of the United States for eight years before settling to Oklahoma, where Walt was the Branch Manager for the Beatrice Food Company. He completed his education as an Operating Engineer and worked for St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa.

Later, Walt was transferred to the Oklahoma Osteopathic College of Medicine in Tulsa for ten years. Following his retirement he established the Black Velvet Angus Ranch and Equine Stables near Tulsa. After a lengthy illness the family moved to Holdrege.

Walt was a member of the All Saints Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Lions Club, the Martin Horn American Legion Post #66 and was active in the Senior Citizens Council.

He enjoyed baseball and golf in his spare time.He was proud to be dressed in one of his 42 suits and always said, "If you want to fly with the eagles, you can't dress like a turkey."

A memorial has been established in his memory and kindly suggested to the All Saints Catholic School. Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege in charge of the arrangements.

Date Posted: 2008-11-15

Harold Ervin Sorensen, 84, of rural Lexington, died Saturday, November 15, 2008, at his home near Lexington. He was born July 26, 1924, in rural Dawson County, Nebraska, to Soren and Anna (Christiansen) Sorensen. Harold attended rural school near Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1942. He was united in marriage to Viva Beck on May 14, 1942, at Norton, Kansas,

He then served his Country in the United States Army during WWII, he entered May 19, 1944. Harold was stationed and saw action in the Rhineland and Central European Campaigns. He was honorably discharged on May 1, 1946. He returned to Nebraska and his family, to the family farm.

Harold and Viva built their new home in 1951. Viva died in 2000, and Harold continued to live there until selling the place in 2007. During their time on the farm, Harold raised sheep, at times having 300-400 Ewes. He loved woodworking and saw sharpening. In later years he enjoyed coming to town and having coffee with his "coffee buddies". Harold was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the American Legion and VFW.

Survivors include one daughter: Karen and Howard Rickel of Houston, Texas. Three grandchildren: Cory (Christi) Rickel of Katy, Texas, Carrie (Robert) Worsham of Weatherford, Texas, Reverend Carmen Rickel of Henderson, Texas. Five great-grandchildren: Chance & Courtney Rickel and Dylan, Ethan & Wyatt Worsham.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Viva; two daughters, Linda and Phyllis; four brothers, Fred, Andy, Anton and Bill and four sisters, Christina, Pat, Tillie and Serena. The family has honored Harold's wishes that his body be cremated.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, November 20, 2008, at 10:30 a.m. at Reynolds-Love Funeral Chapel in Lexington with Pastor Megan Morrow officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery near Lexington. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, the Lexington Volunteer Fire Department or the Donor's Choice. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to: