KAYLA NOVAK
On behalf of the class of 1985 we would like to recognize our fellow classmate, Kayla Novak. Kayla attended both Pershing and Bryan elementary school. She was taken from this world at an early age during her elementary school years due to a heart condition.
We remember Kayla being a very happy little girl. She always had a smile for everyone. She lit a room like a ray of sunshine. We remember her being very petite and delicate in her build. She loved to play ball with the other classmates and also enjoyed children's games such as jump rope and tag. We will always remember how proud she was of her two new front teeth and how her pretty brown hair cupped her face so perfectly. We fondly remember her wearing dresses often.
Little Kayla left us at a young age and was not there hand in hand with our fellow classmates as we attended sporting events, proms, or when we all so proudly tossed our caps in the air on graduation day. This did not mean that we forgot about her. She was friends with many of us and has always remained with us in spirit and in our hearts throughout the journey of our school years. She is missed but never has been forgotten by us.
Together always in spirit,
Fellow members of the class of 1985

Date Posted: 2006-10-12
Maiden Name: Rios

Carol (Rios) Alvarado
Carol Rios was a member of the LHS class of 1985. She was born in Lexington, NE on December 9, 1965 to Julian and Connie (Escobar) Rios. She passed away at her home in North Platte, NE on Thursday, October 12, 2006.
Carol was a mother of three children. Two sons, Seth Short of Mill Spring, N.C., Justin Converse of Lexington, NE., and a daughter, Candelaria Martinez of Lexington, NE. She was preceded in death by cousins Zack and Damian Rios.
Carol attended Bryan elementary school in Lexington and is remembered as a girl who loved to play on the playground. One classmate wanted to share that on the very first day of first grade Carol approached her and asked her what her name was and if she wanted to be friends today. She had a sweet spirit and Carol is remembered as a kind and loving person. She enjoyed listening to music from the 1970's and 80's. Her beloved cat, Bingo, carried a special place in her heart. May she rest in eternal peace.

Date Posted: 2008-11-12
Maiden Name: Jorgensen

Beverly Kay (Jorgensen) Rollenhagen, 41, of Curtis, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center in North Platte. Funeral services will be held Monday, Mov. 17, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Curtis. Interment will be at the Curtis Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, Nov. 16 from 2:00 pm until 8:00 at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis.
Bev is survived by her husband, Franklin Scott Rollenhagen of Curtis; a daughter, Rebecca Watkins of Lincoln; sons, Jeremy (Mary) Jones of Grand Island, Brian (Emily) Watkins of Hays, Kan.; Mike Jones and Jessica Thompson of Kearney; James Watkins of Hays, Kan.; Andy Jones of North Platte; Brett Jones of Curtis and and Kris Main of Hays, Kan.; two grandchildren, Justice and Kaylee and sisters, Candy Jones of Curtis and Edith Huffman of Driggs, Idaho.
Beverly is preceded in death by her grandparents and parents.
Bev was born March 27, 1967, in Lexington to Hugh (Pete), Jr. and Nancy Lee (Price) Jorgensen. She graduated from Lexington High School and attended Mid-Plains Community College. Bev grew up in the Lexington area and lived in various communities around the state but settled in Curtis in 1998.
Bev married Scott Rollenhagen on Jan. 1, 2005 at the United Methodist Church in Curtis. Bev was a member of NSNA and of NSSNA, serving on the legislative board and the Breakthrough Chair and was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Bev enjoyed her children and spending time with her family, camping, and spending lazy-rainy days cuddled on the couch.
Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Date Posted: 2010-01-29
Maiden Name: Kreft

Dana Diane (Kreft) Dallen, 43, died January 29, 2010 at Aberdeen, Maryland. She was born December 1, 1966 at Port Hueneme, California, the daughter of Leonard and Diane (Abbott) Kreft. She married Richard Dallen November 12, 1993 at Aurora, Colorado. She was secretary in the medical field for many years, and later was a government services employee as a budget analyst for the Department of Defense.
Mrs. Dallen was of the Lutheran faith. She was very active with children's activities and her children were the love of her life. She also loved to travel, having traveled most of the European continent.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Dallen, APG, Maryland; one son, Taylor Dallen, Blairsville, Pennsylvania; two daughters: Krista Dallen, APG, Maryland and Brittny Dallen, San Antonio, Texas; two step-sons, Justin Dallen and Austin Dallen; parents, Leonard and Diane Kreft, Great Bend, Kansas; one brother, Terry Kreft and wife Amy, Claflin, Kansas; father and mother-in-law, Jim and Marsha Dallen, Great Bend; sister-in-law, Jennifer Wilson and family, Chanute, Kansas; and niece and nephew: Alyssa and Trustin Kreft, Claflin. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 8, 2010 at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. The Reverend Gary Dassow will officiate. There will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials are requested to the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Cancer Institute at Franklin Square, in care of the funeral home.

Date Posted: 2012-08-31

Thomas James Bader, 45, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Friday, August 31, 2012, at the Cozad Community Hospital, the result of a motorcycle accident in Cozad.
He was born August 20, 1967, in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Donald and Margaret (Waldmann) Bader. As a baby Tom moved with his family to Lexington where he attended elementary school, junior high and graduated in 1985, from Lexington High School. While in school, Tom was involved in track and football. He was also a member of the Honor Society. Following graduation, he furthered his education by attending the University of Nebraska and Kearney State College.
Tom had a diverse working career as he was talented in so many areas of his life. He worked at Lexington COOP, Nebraskaland Tire, and at the time of his death worked as a Material Handler with Tyson Fresh Meats.
He met and married the love of his life, Amy Chapman, on June 12, 2010, in a beautiful ceremony in Estes Park, Colorado.
Tom's interests were as varied as his personality, but his favorites were riding his motorcycle, waterskiing, jet skiing, sports and music. He never knew a stranger and could carry on a conversation about anything with anybody. He had a smile that could light up the room and had a true "heart of gold". His nieces and nephew, extended family, friends and neighbors all meant the world to him.
Survivors include his wife: Amy Bader of Lexington, Nebraska, Mother: Marge Bader of Johnson Lake, Nebraska, Brother: Jerry (Shelly) Bader of Arvada, Colorado, Father-in-law & mother-in-law: Randy & Judy Chapman of Lexington, Nebraska, Sister-in-law: Sara (Vic) Gomez of Kearney, Nebraska, Nieces & Nephew: Madison & Lauren Bader of Arvada, Colorado, Katie & Sam Gomez of Kearney, Nebraska, Aunts: Connie Cormany of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Rita (Craig) Osborn of Omaha, Nebraska; Karen Erikson Waldmann of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Tom was preceded in death by his grandparents; dad, Don in 2002; and two uncles, Larry Waldmann and Bill Cormany.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington with Reverends Neal Nollette, Jorge Canela and Paul Colling con-celebrating.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 4, 2012, from 5-7 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Lexington with Wake Service to follow at 7 p.m. also at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the Family for later designation.
The family has honored Tom's wishes that his body be cremated following the Mass with his ashes inurned at a later date at Robb Cemetery south of Lexington.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements. Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.