- Date Posted: 2017-03-23
Michael R. Ladwig, 58, of Lexington, Nebraska, died Thursday, March 23, 2017, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Mike was born July 27, 1958, in Lexington, Nebraska to William E. and Marilyn L. (VerMaas) Ladwig. He was a 1977 graduate of Lexington High School. During high school Mike worked for Electric Fixture & Supply and A&W. After graduating, he began his working career with his folks working at B&M Service, he then worked construction in Texas, he drove truck for Crete Carrier, and in 1990, he began work at IBP during the construction phase. This job he held for 20 years. He loved racing, and to support his racing habit, he worked part-time for Chuck Tilson, then Darr Feedlot, Orthman Manufacturing, and was working for Masterhand Milling when he became sick with ALS, being diagnosed in 2016.
Mike was united in marriage to Colleen Wiley on February 24, 1996, at Lexington. One daughter was blessed to this marriage, Mandy. Mike welcomed Colleen’s son, Chris as his own.
Mike had many interests throughout his life. Of course, racing was #1, working in his shop, fishing, bowling, working on motors, and just “putzing” around. He had a great sense of humor, he loved to tease, was a hard worker, a little “stubborn”, but had a fierce love of his family, and he will be so very missed.
Mike is survived by his wife; Colleen Ladwig of Lexington, Nebraska; daughters, Mandy Ladwig of Lexington, Nebraska and Holly Ladwig of Omaha, Nebraska; son, Chris Wescoat of Lexington, Nebraska; mother, Marilyn Ladwig of Lexington, Nebraska; two sisters, Cindy (Bob) Turner of Wichita, Kansas and Michele (Daryl) Divoky of Omaha, Nebraska; two grandchildren, Jason & Justice; sister-in-law, Chris (Dave) Luong of Seward, Nebraska; mother-in-law, Nancy Shepard of Lexington, Nebraska; father-in-law, Jerry (Patricia) Wiley of Youngsville, Louisiana; aunts & uncles; Ken, Sr. (Lola) VerMaas of Lexington, Nebraska, Susan (Ron) Gray of Lexington, Nebraska, Arthur Schiers of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Jim (Renata) Shepard of Clearwater, Florida; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Mike was preceded in death by his grandparents, and his dad. Also preceding him in death were two aunts and one uncle.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington with Pastor Joshua Stibb officiating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.
It was Mike’s wishes his body be cremated following the funeral service with inurnment to be held later in Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Memorials are suggested 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: 2016-12-01
- Maiden Name: Linden
Helen R. Altwine, 57, of Kearney, died Thursday, December 1, 2016 after undergoing open-heart surgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.
A memorial service will be held 10:30 am Friday, December 9, 2016 at Countryside Christian Church in Kearney with Pastor Dean Pofahl officiating. O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Helen was born was born February 12, 1959 in Lexington, NE to Helen and Buss Gunnerson. She received her education from Lexington High School, graduating in 1977. On June 2, 1977, Helen was united in marriage to James Radcliffe.
She would later marry Rick Altwine on August 16, 2008.
Helen raised her family in Elm Creek and recently moved to Kearney to be closer to family and work. For the past 5 years, she has worked at Cabela’s. Helen enjoyed helping customers by learning more about them and making sure they were 100% satisfied. Helen was artistic, creative and enjoyed making crafty projects for the ones she loved. She was always willing to help her friends with anything they needed and enjoyed staying busy. She was best known as "motor mouth" as she always had something to say in every situation. Anyone that knew Helen knew that her grandchildren were the light and happiness in her life and she would tell anyone that would listen all about them. They were the "boys that make the noise" as she would say. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband Rick Altwine of Alma; daughters Katie Radcliffe and significant other, Mike Langner of Seward, Tessa Bayne and husband Brent of Kearney; grandchildren Kaden, Coltin, Blake and Branson Bayne, Jack Langner, Carson, Carleigh and Cooper Altwine, Axton, Rowan and Gavin Altwine; step-son Josh Altwine and wife Brittney of Pella Iowa and Eric Altwine and wife Megan of Norfolk ; honorary daughter Mandi Quincy of Reeds, MO; siblings Bonnie Holbrook and husband Gene of Lexington, Ronnie Linden and wife Judy of Lexington, Roger Linden of Cozad, Bobby Linden and wife Janice of Cozad, Sandy Meisinger-Atkinson and husband Pat Atkinson of Sterling, CO, Danny Linden of Lincoln and Jimmy Linden of Nebraska; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Helen was preceded in death by his son Tyson Radcliffe, an infant son; grand-daughter Brianna Wolford; her parents; sister Donna Linden; brother Kevin Meisinger and sister-in-law Carol Linden.
- Date Posted: 2014-11-14
- Maiden Name: Sautter
Linda E. Winslow, 56, of Arlington, Tennessee and formerly of Kearney died Saturday, November 15, in Arlington.
Funeral services will be Monday, November 24, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at New Life Church in Kearney. Rev. Roger Wendt will officiate and burial will be at Kearney Cemetery. Visitation is planned Sunday from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney or prior to services Monday at the church. Memorials are suggested to New Life Church. Please visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.
Linda was born August 18, 1958 in Ord, NE to Kenneth and Betty (Burson) Sautter. She grew up and attended school in Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School in 1977.
On March 26, 1983 she married David E. Winslow in Kearney.
She worked at Coleman Powermate in Kearney for 30 years until moving to Arlington, Tennessee in 2008.
While in Arlington she was employed as a purchaser for Grace Medical Equipment.
Linda enjoyed cooking and baking.
She is survived by her son, Joel of Arlington, TN; two sisters, Lois Doty and husband Ray of Somerville, TN and Becky Sautter Wagner and husband Ralph of Fremont, NE; two brothers, Gary Sautter and wife Shelley of Peru, IN and Alan Sautter and wife Donna of Central City, NE.
- Date Posted: 2007-04-04
Craig K. Casper, 48, of Lexington, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, the result of a car/train accident near Lexington.
Visitation was Friday, April 6, 2007, at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Services will be Saturday (today), April 7, 2007, at 10:30 a.m., at Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington with Pastor Megan Morrow officiating. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home of Lexington is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Terri Casper of Lexington; three sons, Curt, Eric and Blake, all at home; his parents, Nick and Bonnie Casper of Lexington; one sister, Deb (Chuck) Jensen of Columbus; step-grandmother, Irene Darnall of Lexington; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eilene Wehr-Rath and Hugh Rath of Kearney; brothers-in-law, Doug (Marian) Wehr of Lexington, and Dave (JoEllen) Snyder of Loveland, Colo.; nine nieces and nephews; one great-niece; one grandnephew; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.
Craig was preceded in death by his grandparents, father-in-law, six uncles and one aunt.
Craig was born Feb. 12, 1959, at Lexington, to Nicholas and Bonnie (Darnall) Casper. He grew up in Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School with the class of 1977.
Craig was united in marriage to Theresa "Terri" Snyder on May 26, 1985, at Lexington. He started working for Precision Bearing while in high school and worked there until 1988. He then worked several places, including Big "A" Auto Parts, J&S Oil, which he and Terri later bought and called Casper Oil, Wal-Mart, Orscheln's, GPLS, which changed to ELM, and was working at Electric Fixture and Supply Company at the time of his death.
To know Craig was to love him. He had an infectious laugh and never knew a stranger. He enjoyed attending his boys' activities and was a Cub Master for Pack #143 in Lexington. He enjoyed fixing cars, even model cars, restoring his 1959 El Camino, 4-wheeling in the mountains, camping, playing cards and board games, playing catch with the football and shooting hoops with his boys. He enjoyed NASCAR and Jeff Gordon was his favorite driver.
Craig was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. Memorials are suggested to the family for an education fund for his boys.
- Date Posted: 2006-11-16
- Maiden Name: Hasty
Kay Hasty Van Booven, 47, Atlanta, formerly Lincoln, died peacefully Thursday (11/16/06) with her friend, Ron Smith, by her side.
Graduate, Lexington High School.
Earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Journalism, master's degree from Webster University in Kansas City.
Worked for the Phoenix New Times before moving to Atlanta to work for Ted Turner.
Loved dogs, music, Johnson Lake with all its activities, football and anything associated with Nebraska.
Survivors: sisters, Rebecca Hasty, Lincoln, Julie Hasty Cottrell, Scottsdale, Ariz.; nephews, Hamilton Hasty, Leo Ladely, Lincoln, Matthew Kramer, Tuscon, Ariz.; niece, Suzanna Cottrell, Phoenix.
Cremation in Georgia.
Obituary from Lincoln Journal Star
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