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Plains Edition Obituaries 7-28-12

Adolph Sloup

Adolph A. Sloup, 88, of Prague, passed away July 15, 2012 at Merrick Manor in Fremont, Neb.

He was born October 12, 1923 in Prague, Neb., to James and Adela (Prochaska) Sloup. He attended St. John’s Grade School and District No. 104 School and later graduated from Prague High School.

He was married to Marcella M. Kaspar on freezing cold January 31, 1950 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Prague, Neb. They lived on his family’s homesteaded farm northwest of Prague, Neb., for many years until moving into Prague, Neb., in 1971. He farmed for many years and worked at Valmont Industries until retiring from there in 1986. In his retirement, Adolph helped take care of the parish grounds and cemetery of St. John the Baptist Church, of which he was a parishioner his whole life.

Adolph loved playing cards, especially Tarock and he had at least 16 decks of Tarock cards. He and Marcie used to enjoy bowling in leagues in North Bend and Fremont, Neb. He liked to do a lot of woodworking and cut out many figures for friends and neighbors. When it came to farming, he enjoyed helping his sons do the farm work, especially running the combine.

Adolph will be remembered for being a devout man of faith. He was a 69 year member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 1833 and a lifetime member of the Catholic Workmen.

He is survived by his wife Marcie; children David (Diane) Sloup, Prague, Neb., Catherine (David) Adams, Omaha, Neb., Elizabeth (Brian) Hartwick, Buffalo Creek, Colo., Jeff Sloup, Prague, Neb., and Jeanine (Rodney) Naker, Plano, Texas; grandchildren Kim, Ryan and Emily Sloup, Meg and Katie Sloup, Andrea and Chelse Hartwick, Keith (Amber) Naker and Mark (Nora) Naker; six great-grandchildren; sister and brother in law Adelyne (Roland) Koranda, Wahoo, Neb.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Rev. Ernest Sloup and James (Marie) Sloup; nephews Paul Sloup and Gerald Sloup and infant nephew Joseph Sloup.

Services were held July 19, 2012, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Prague, Neb. Interment followed at St. John Cemetery. ❖

Katherine Hopping

Katherine (Kathy) Lynn Hopping, 56, of Paxton, Neb., passed away July 22, 2012 in her home surrounded by her family and friends.

She was born September 15, 1955 in Fort Collins, Colo., the daughter of Alvin “Curly” and Leora (Blake) Schieldt.

Kathy graduated from Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colo. in 1974. While in high school she participated in musicals, band, orchestra, Impalaphonics Show Choir and All-State Chorus. She was also an accomplished oboe player who was awarded a music scholarship to attend the University of Northern Colorado. While there she became a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, an honorary music sorority and then received her degree in Music Education in 1978.

She moved to Lewellen, Neb., to teach in 1979 and then on to Paxton, Neb., in 1981. Her career as a music teacher spanned 27 years and also included time in Sutherland, Neb. The past five years she was a legal assistant for McGinley, O’Donnell, Reynolds and Korth.

On August 1, 1998 Kathy married Jim Hopping. Together they built a home where they loved to spend time.

Life was filled with music and the outdoors. Kathy loved being with family and friends especially at the lake and in the mountains. She played piano for the United Methodist Church in Paxton, Neb., and accompanied students for competitions and performances. Kathy was also a member of the National Education Association.

She is survived by her husband Jim Hopping of Paxton, Neb., her children, Kara (Zac) Brashears and their daughter Brooke of Valentine, Neb., Gwen Stokey of Omaha, Neb., and Nicholas Stokey of Lincoln, Neb.; mother Leora Klaus-McBride and her step-father Bill McBride of Fort Collins, Colo.; two brothers, Wayne Schieldt and his wife Dawn of Montrose, Colo., and Marvin Schieldt and his wife Alison of Fishtail, Mont. two step-sons, John McConnell of Mexico and Brennen Hopping of Jacksonville, Wyo., as well as nieces, nephews and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her father Alvin Schieldt and her stepfather Hal Klaus.

Memorial services were held July 28, 2012 at Ogallala New Hope Worship Center.

The family chose cremation.

Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, PO Box 335, Paxton, Neb., 69155.

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Lillian Hageman

Lillian Louise Delameter Hageman, 79, passed away June 29, 2012 at South Haven Care Center in Wahoo, Neb.

She was born to Charles and Mary Opal Kelley Delameter May 8, 1933 on a farm south of Princeton, Mo. She grew up around Princeton, Mo., and attended country school through the eighth grade. She accepted the Lord as her Savior at the age of nine at a Bible Camp. She was active in drama and the school band in high school and graduated from Princeton High School in 1951.

At a young age she thought the Lord was calling her to be a missionary. She decided to work after high school to save money for Bible college, but after a few years she realized this wasn’t the Lord’s will for her life. He eventually led her to work at Back to the Bible in Lincoln, Neb.

She married Ewalt Hageman on February 24, 1968 at Southview Baptist Church in Lincoln, Neb. She adopted Ewalt’s daughter Susan Kay and later they adopted Dennis Ewalt and Brett Charles.

She and her husband Ewalt lived on a farm east of Ithaca, Neb., for 40 years. She loved to garden and was a true farmer’s wife. She always had a love for missions and was involved in many outreach ministries such as teaching a Good News Club for children and being a Sunday school teacher. She was a faithful member of Midwestern Baptist Church in Omaha, Neb.

She had a wonderful sense of humor and was always willing to hear a “good joke.” In spite of health problems in recent years she maintained a positive spirit trusting the Lord through her trials and being a great encouragement to many. She considered her family to be her greatest possession.

She is survived by her daughter Susan Nichols and husband Brad of Ithaca, Neb.; son Dennis Ewalt and wife Sherry of Overton, Neb., and son Brett Hageman; three brothers Derald Delameter and wife Betty of Princeton, Mo., John Delameter of Kansas City, Kan., Jerrie Delameter of Princeton, Mo.; three sisters Lea Hickman and husband Loren of Princeton, Mo., Twylia Hicks of Andrews, Texas, Jo Delameter of Chillicothe, Mo.; sisters-in-law Lenora and Louise Delameter both of Princeton Mo.; grandchildren Corey Hageman of Overton, Neb., Amanda Harvey and husband Travis of Lexington, Neb., Jacob and Amy Nichols of Ithaca, Neb.; great-grandchildren Carson, Paetyn, and Avery.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ewalt Hageman, parents Charles and Mary Opal Delameter, brothers HA, George, Clay and Foster Delameter.

Services were held July 5, 2012 Midwestern Baptist Church in Omaha, Neb. Interment was at Indian Mound Cemetery in Ithaca, Neb. ❖

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