Date Posted: 2016-10-18

Robert Eugene Reed, 83, of Lexington, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Cozad Community Hospital in Cozad.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Lexington with the Rev. Anne Gahn officiating.

Burial with Military Honors will be in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.

Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington

Bob was born March 20, 1933 on the Tarbell place east of Lexington to George M. and Edna E. (Courter) Reed. The family then moved to the Rosenberg place east of Lexington, at the fork in the road. At the age of five the family moved to the Luckenbill place that dad and mom had bought. He lived there as he grew to manhood. He attended south District No. 3 country school for eight years. In 1946, he went to high school, where he graduated from Lexington High School in 1950. It was during this time he was seated by a town girl in the library. One thing led to another and on the 22nd of March, 1953, he was united in marriage to Nola Jones at the United Methodist Church in Lexington.

Bob went to work for Dunlap Well Drilling Company in the summer of 1950. By 1952, he had worked up to driller on the test rig. That was an interesting job as sometimes it was colder then all get out.

He received his letter to join the Army two days before his wedding. He left for the Army on May 8, 1953. He served at Camp Polk, La., and Fort Riley, Kan. While there they reactivated the 10th Infantry. He attained the rank of Sergeant. While stationed at Fort Riley their first child, Robin Ruth was born. As they went to the hospital he saw a Robin under a bush and knew it was to be a girl.

In May of 1953, they returned home and two days later he was drilling wells again. After leaving Dunlap’s, he went to work for Kenneth Friky and hauled the steel out to build the steam plant. When that job ended he went to work for Audrey Crawford for 21 years. During these years the other four children were born.

In 1979, they moved to town and he went to work for Fairbanks IHC, and then for Platte Valley Products Dehydrators. In January 1982, he had his first triple by-pass surgery. In 1994, he had his second triple by-pass surgery. During these years all five children were married and started their families. The couple ended up with ten grandchildren, five boys, and five girls, and ten great-grandchildren. He realized his lifelong dream, a brand new pickup truck in November of 2005.

Bob was a member of First United Methodist Church, a past member of District No. 48 school board from 1962-1975, the American Legion, and Modern Woodmen.

He loved woodworking, his passion was farming, but his life was his family. He had a heart of gold, a smile that could light up the room, and never knew a stranger. Rest in Peace, Bob.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Nola of Lexington; his children, Bill (Carol) Reed of Highland Village, Texas, Robin (Dennis) Newell of Emporia, Kan., Mary (Dan) Luton of Grand Island and Becky (Eric) Lowry of Fremont; sisters, Betty Fothergill of Grand Island and Patricia (Tom) Rozell of Saratoga, Wyo.; daughter-in-law, Mary Reed of Lexington; ten grandchildren, Rob (Emily) Brooks of Hastings, Andrew (Sarah) Brooks of Nashville, Ind., Reed Huebner of Grand Island, Marci Luton of Chadron, Vince Reed of Denton, Texas, Jennifer Reed of Louisville, Texas, Erica (Caleb) Hoover of Sioux Falls, S. D., Ashley Lowry of Lincoln, Adam (Elizabeth) Reed of Bellevue and Megan (Trevor) Pope of Bennett; ten great-grandchildren, Parker, Trevin, Halle, Isaiah, Finley, Hunter, Evan, Jarin, Mason, and Lauren; as also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son, Bob; two brothers Tom and Dick, and great-grandson, Corter Huebner.

Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church or Lexington Fire Department.

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

Date Posted: 2016-02-29

James ‘Jim’ Mallet, 84 of Arizona passed away Feb. 29, 2016. He was born on Dec. 31, 1931 in Lexington, NE. His parents were Mark Edward and Gertrude (Campbell) Mallett. He grew up and attended schools in Lexington, NE graduating with the class of 1950.

On October 22, 1955 he married Jean Odstrcil in Lexington and they moved to Colorado in 1959. Jim served in the National Guard for 10 years and then began his career as a fireman with Denver Fire Dept in 1960. He retired in 1985. In 1970, he started Transco Inc., servicing trucking companies in Greeley and later across the country. 

He enjoyed Nebraska and CU football, UNC Volleyball in Greeley, CO Rockies, as well as gardening, traveling, boating and water skiing. 

Jim was a member of the Elks, Czech Club in Arizona and Retired Firefighters of Denver.

Jim is survived by his wife Jean of AZ, Sons, Michael (Any) Phoenix, Steven of Greeley, CO, Patrick (D.J.) of Littleton, CO, Tom (Tanya) of Torrance, CA and John (Lori) of Aurora, CO; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Adamson Chapel. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorial gifts may be made to the Denver Firefighter’s Museum in care of Adamson Funeral, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. 

Date Posted: 2007-01-30

John Lee Hatting, 74, of Stromsburg, formerly of Lexington, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2007, at Midwest Covenant Home in Stromsburg.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating.

Burial of cremains will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington. There will be no visitation. The body was cremated. Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

He was born May 9, 1932, south of Lexington to William and Emma (Foss) Hatting.

Graduated from Lexington High School Class of 1950.

On Oct. 2, 1971, he married Jane Dugan in Lexington. Survivors include his brother, Bill of Lexington; and stepdaughters, Faith and Becky.

Date Posted: 2008-03-08

Daniel C. Dorwart, age 75, of Plymouth. Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died of pneumonia Saturday, March 8, 2008 surrounded by those who loved him dearly.

Preceded in death by his son, Danny.

Survived by his wife of 54 years, Kathy; children, Amy Thering and her husband Ray, MaryBeth Heilman and her husband Mark, Michael Dorwart and his wife Nancy, Dr. Andrew Dorwart and his wife Dr. Kathy, Sara Kenefick and her husband Mike, Philip Dorwart and his wife Desiree and foster son, Tao Nguyen and his wife HongHanh; 14 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Harry Dorwart; sister, Penny Dorwart; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.

Daniel was born August 15, 1932 in Lexington, Nebraska. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, loved his family, football and boating and had a strong faith in God. He was affectionately known as "Poppy" to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM Wednesday, March 12, 2008 at the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, 155 County Road 24, Medina, Minnesota 55391, with visitation one hour prior to mass at church. Memorials may be made to Arnie's Door in care of Holy Name or to Feed My Starving Children at www.fmsc.org. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577.

Date Posted: 2010-01-22

Larry Ray Phillippi, 78, of Crossville, Tenn., died Jan. 22, 2010 at Cumberland Medical Center in Crossville.    

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Ascension Lutheran Church in Crossville.     

He was born Nov. 15, 1931 to Paul Henry and Anna Maria Katrina (Roper) Phillippi in Smithfield. Graduated in 1950 from Lexington High School.     

Mr. Phillippi served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. After serving his country he worked as an engineer until retiring.     

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; son Bruce (Suzanne) Phillippi of Dayton, Ohio; daughter, Laura Phillippi of Sioux Falls, S.D.; grandson, Sloan; brothers, Duane (Janet) Phillippi of Lexington, Gene (Mary Francis) of Ludington, Mich., and sisters, Barbara Sloboth and Dolores (Dee) Mibourn, both of Omaha.     

Memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association or to Ascension Lutheran Church in Crossville.     

Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., is in charge of the arrangement