Maiden Name: Jones
Sharon K. Jones Nelson
BIRTH 5 Nov 1946
Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska, USA
DEATH 19 Apr 1999 (aged 52)
BURIAL Elwood Cemetery
Elwood, Gosper County, Nebraska, USA
Date Posted: 2018-11-08


Steven Arthur Young, 72, of Austin, Texas died on Nov. 4, 2018.

A Celebration of Life and reception will be held at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Austin, Nov. 17, 2018 at 11a.m. Interment will be in Lexington, date and time to be determined.

He was born, Oct. 30, 1946, in Grand Island, the son of the late Muarise and Bernadine Young of Lexington. He grew up in Lexington on the family farm, with his parents. He attended elementary and high school in Lexington and often reminisced about the fun he had living in this community. Steven was active in Boy Scouts and earned the rank of Eagle Scout.

Following graduation from high school, Steven moved in NYC and graduated from the National Institute of Photography of New York.

Steven enlisted in the U. S. Navy and served aboard the USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam conflict. Steven was an aviation technician and worked on the flight deck. Steven was blown off the flight deck into the South China Sea by a wayward jet propulsion and lived to tell the story.

Steven met his wife of 49 years, Karen, while in high school. He proposed to her by mail while serving in the Navy. They were married on Nov. 29, 1969, in Lexington. Steven graduated from Hastings Technical College of Nebraska. They moved to Austin, Texas, so Steven could begin his computer electronics career at Texas Instruments. Over the course of his career, he worked as a systems analyst for Tandem Computers, Compaq and Hewlett Packard. Steven retired from Austin Independent School District.

Steven was a devoted father and family man. He was a constant and strong presence as a father. He never missed an activity, game or performance. He was an active parent, from coaching little league, to taking family camping trips, to teaching life lessons.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Young; two daughters, Liza (Young) White and Sara Young; son-in-Law, Wesley White; two adored grandsons, William and Andrew White; maternal aunt, Iona Schanou and extended family.

Steven and Karen have been active members of St. John’s United Methodist Church for 42 years and Steven was a standing member of the choir for many years. He served as a trustee at the church, often helping with special projects, youth mission trips, or attending classes.

Steven enjoyed karate and Tai Chi. He was known for his ingenuity and dry wit. His hobbies and interests were many, including photography, music, baking and grilling, flying kites, slinging, making gigantic bubbles for children, and camping with friends and family. He was an avid reader. His newest interest was hammock camping. He was often ready to help with a handy gadget when others needed it. He volunteered at Hope Food Pantry beside his wife.

Memorial contributions can be made to either St. John’s UMC Endowment Fund or Hope Food Pantry of Austin.

Date Posted: 2014-09-01
Maiden Name: Wallace

Louise W. Dannehl, 68, of Lexington, Nebraska, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014, at her home near Lexington.

She was born February 6, 1946, at Lexington, to Niles “Spike” and Orbia P. (Gosnell) Wallace. Louise attended school at Lexington and graduated from Lexington High School with the class of 1964.

Louise went on to complete her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Special Education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She spent her entire career as an educator working with kids with special needs. For the first half of her career she lived in Bradshaw, Nebraska, where she taught special education.

On July 17, 1993, she was united in marriage to Jerry Dannehl at York, Nebraska. Her two sons, Ed and Bob and Jerry’s two sons, Troy and Cory, were united together and a new family was formed. Following the marriage she moved home and joined Cozad’s Diagnostic Resource Center (now the Assistive Technology Partnership) as a Regional Coordinator, a position from which she retired in 2008.

In retirement she enjoyed playing bridge, gardening, being with friends, spending time with grandkids and other family, as well as church activities. She enjoyed her involvement in PEO, and was active in Chapter AN.

Louise was a member of Chapter AN P.E.O., First Presbyterian Church, Delta Gamma, State Advisory Council for Exceptional Children and a Certified Conflict Mediator.

Louise is survived by her husband, Jerry of Lexington; sons, Ed Wiley and Bob Wiley; and Troy Dannehl and Cory Dannehl; brother, Bill Wallace and sister, Jean McIntosh; as well as 5 grandchildren, and 5 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family has honored Louise’s wishes for cremation.

Register Book Signing will take place Thursday, September 4, 2014, from 5-7 p.m. at the Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington.

Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Friday, September 5, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Lexington with Reverend Caroline Vickery officiating. P.E.O. Rites by Chapter AN, Lexington.

Inurnment will be held at a later time.

Memorials are designated to Dawson County Relay for Life.

Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is assisting the family with arrangements. To share online condolences with the family please visit:

Date Posted: 2018-07-14
Maiden Name: Purvis

Carol Lyn Ristov, age 72, of North Platte, died on Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Great Plains Health.
Cremation was chosen. Memorial Service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in North Platte. The memorial book may be signed at or prior to the service at Kingdom Hall.
Carol was born on Jan. 29, 1946, to Alfred Mahlon and Bessie May (McDaniel) Purvis at Ainsworth, where she grew up. When she was a teenager, the family moved to Lexington and Carol went on to graduate from Lexington High School.

On April 15, 1965, Carol married William Tashev "Bill" Ristov in Lexington. During the summer of '66 they moved to North Platte where they raised their children. Carol devoted her life to her family and studying the word of God.
One of the happiest days of Carol's life came on Sept. 6, 1969, when she was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. For the next 49 years she joyfully supported the activities of the local congregation. She greatly enjoyed talking to others about the Bible, especially in the rural areas around North Platte. One of her fondest memories was being able to participate in the construction of the new Kingdom Hall in 1990.
Carol loved reading and studying the Bible, and faithfully did so each day. She had a tender heart for children and animals and was generous and self-sacrificing, always putting the interests of others ahead of her own. Her entire focus was on helping others in any way she could.

Carol is survived by her children, William Ristov, of Grand Island, Anthony (Melea) Ristov of Broken Bow and Terence Ristov and Natasha (Dustin) Crowe, of North Platte; six grandchildren, Arri Ristov, Anya Ristov, Carter Ristov, Makenna Ristov, Mason Crowe and Parker Crowe; sisters, Kathleen (Jim) Spegel, of Albany, Ore., and MaryLou Sheets, of Deadwood, S. D.; brother, Jed Purvis, of Florida; several nieces, nephews and other family members.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, their son, Jerome, and her parents.
Memorials are suggested to the church. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore, North Platte, is in charge of arrangements.

Date Posted: 2017-09-08
Maiden Name: Hansel

Celebration of Life Services for Joyce M. Bauer will be held on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington, Nebraska with Pastor Rob Kuefner and Pastor Bill Ohlmann officiating. Interment will be held in the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington, following the services.
Joyce Marie (Hansel) Bauer, 71 years of age, of Lexington, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family, following a year-long battle with cancer. Joyce was born December 5, 1945 at Morris, Minnesota, the younger of two children born to Arthur Louis and Edith “Marie” (Regelin) Hansel. On December 20, 1945, she was baptized by Rev. H.C. Duchlmeier at the family home. As a young girl, Joyce was raised on a farm near Hancock, Minnesota. When Joyce was five years of age the family moved to Arapahoe, Nebraska, where her parents purchased a business. Joyce received her primary education from Trinity Lutheran Parochial School in Arapahoe, through the eighth grade. She was confirmed on April 10, 1960 by Rev. G. A. Weinrich at Trinity Lutheran. In 1961, the family moved to Lexington, where Joyce completed her education, graduating from Lexington High School with the class of 1964.
During her senior year, she met the love of her life, Larry Alexander Bauer of Lexington. The couple were united in marriage on August 22, 1964, and to this union three sons were born: Troy Allen, Ryan Lynn, and Kent Alexander. They made their home on a farm north of Overton, Nebraska. While living at Overton, Joyce was employed at Plectron Corporation as an electronics technician. In 1972, they moved to their new home in Lexington. After her boys were born, Joyce dedicated her life to caring for them, and being a homemaker. When the boys began school, she served her Lord as the custodian of her church for several years. Joyce then began a long career as an Associate Department Manager for District #637 Wal-Mart Store in Lexington. She loved working under store manager, Mike Millican until her retirement, after 26 years of service to the company. Her work ethic was pure devotion, and set a standard for her sons to emulate in their future careers.
After moving to Lexington, she transferred her membership from Trinity in Arapahoe, to Trinity in Lexington in 1961, where she not only served as the custodian, but helped with Wednesday night Catechism classes, Vacation Bible School, and served with the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League in the years past. Joyce also enjoyed her involvement in the Joslyn Jabber’s Extension Club for many years, and she and Larry loved getting together with their card club friends for special occasions. She also spent several years making friends as a Tupperware Rep. When retirement years rolled around, she and Larry enjoyed traveling together, spending time visiting with family and friends, and weekends with family at Johnson Lake.
Many miles were traveled, and countless hours on bleachers took place when the boys were involved in activities, and sporting events. After grandchildren, and her great-grandson arrived, they became the highlight of her life. And, in return they thought “Grandma Joyce”, and “Grandma-Great” walked on water. The grandchildren’s birthdays were always special with hand-sewn personalized birthday banners created by Grandma, which represented their current interests, and stage of life. In addition, her hobbies included: crafts, home decorating, and writing poems about her family. Her marvelous cooking, and baking skills will be missed. Serving others brought joy to her life.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Alex and Wilma Bauer; her brother, Clark Hansel; brothers-in-law: Ken Strickland, Roger Bauer, and Dale Tomasek; sisters-in-law: Cathy Bauer and Carol Bauer; and a niece, Linda Thomsen.
She leaves to celebrate her life; her husband of 53 years, Larry Bauer of Lexington; three sons: Troy Bauer of Cozad, Nebraska; Ryan Bauer and his wife, Jody of Holdrege, Nebraska; and Kent Bauer and his wife, Amanda of Lincoln, Nebraska; five beloved grandchildren: Kristen Johnson and her husband, Nathan of Johnstown, Nebraska; Jake Bauer and his wife, Heidi of Central City, Nebraska; Blare Bauer of Holdrege; and Blake and Morgan Bauer of Lincoln; one treasured great-grandson, Carter Johnson; sisters-in-law: Carol Hansel of Hastings, Nebraska; Phyllis Robinson and her husband, Archie of Holdrege; Beverly Tomasek of Omaha; Mary Bauer of Indio, California; Julia Tucker of Lee Summit, Missouri; Dorothy Larson and her husband, Fred of Loveland, Colorado; Marilyn Stephens of Englewood, Colorado; and Alyce Bauer of Overton; brothers-in-law: Donald Bauer and his wife, Bonnie of Cozad; James Bauer of Cozad; Thomas Bauer of Farnam, Nebraska; Steven Bauer and his wife, Carol of rural Eddyville, Nebraska; and Michael Bauer of Bailey, Colorado; in addition, she is survived by a host of special cousins, nieces and nephews who she loved individually, and many friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington.
A memorial has been established in Joyce’s honor and kindly suggested to the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lexington.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.