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Plains Edition Obituaries 8-25-12


Leo D. Adams

Leo D. Adams, 84, of Beaver Crossing, Neb., passed away August 11, 2012.

He was born August 28, 1927. Leo grew up in Utica, Neb., and received his education in Utica, Neb. He married June M. Ruether on September 13, 1950 in Nebraska City, Neb.

Leo served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He farmed in the Beaver Crossing, Neb., area and also worked at American Stores in Lincoln, Neb., for 25 years.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, June Adams of Beaver Crossing, Neb.; four daughters, Linda Scheinost of Lincoln, Neb., Julie Keller and her husband Tom of Lincoln, Neb., Karen Diedrichs and her husband John of Milford, Neb., and Sharon Adams of Beaver Crossing, Neb.; one brother, Linford Adams of East Moline, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; one niece; one nephew.

Memorial services were held August 15, 2012, at Zabka Funeral Home.

Graveside services and interment was at Germantown Cemetery in Garland, Neb.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Adams Family for later designation. ❖

Lynn R. Novotny

Lynn R. Novotny, 59, of Schuyler, Neb., passed away August 12, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Columbus, Neb.

She was born January 28, 1953, in David City, Neb., to Ermin and Celestine (Soukup) Chmelka. She graduated from David City High School. She lived in Lincoln, Neb., for awhile and then moved to Schuyler, Neb., where she worked for over 20 years at Cargill Meat Solutions and most recently worked at the B-D Plant in Columbus, Neb.

She is survived by her daughter, Jen (Kevin) Crawford of Vista, Calif.; a sister, Deb (Sid) Gaeth of Columbus, Neb.; and two brothers, Larry (Donna) Chmelka of Bruno, Neb., and Douglas Chmelka of Prague, Neb.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

Memorial services were held august 17, 2012 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in Schuyler, Neb.

Burial was at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery in Bruno, Neb.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. ❖

Marvon David Edelman

Marvon David Edelman, 80, of Mullen, Neb., passed away August 11, 2012 at his home, from battling cancer.

He was born March 26, 1932, to Clyde and Eula Pearman Edelman on the ranch six miles north of Seneca, Neb. Marvon attended Jimtown country school and Seneca school. He grew up breaking and riding a lot of horses.

He worked on many area ranches in the Sandhills. He worked for Boeing in Wichita, Kan. He lived with his brother Bud and sister in-law, Margorie.

He came back to the Sandhills and met and married Charleen Butler on July 26, 1954.

He worked in the oil fields in Kimball, Neb. He worked for Franke’s Construction, Missouri Valley Construction and came to work for the city of Mullen, Neb. Later he became the superintendent for the city. He later, owned and operated his own trucking company and developed his own mineral feed for cattle in the Sandhills area.

Marvon and Charleen raised nine children and love them all. Marvon loved for all his family to get together at home. He enjoyed his 23 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Charleen, of 58 years; children Linda (Dan) Miyagi of Fort Collins, Colo., John (Terria) Hampton of Arthur, Neb., Earleen (Steve) Printz of Owasso, Okla., Eula (Charlie) Younkin of Rushville, Neb., Kim Minor of North Platte, Neb., Calleen (Glenn) Andrews of Gordon, Neb., Von (Tom) Roseberry of Minatare, Neb., and Kelly (Dean) McCaffery of North Platte, Neb.; 23 loving grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews that he so loved.

He was preceded in death by his parents; all of his brothers, William Clyde and Edith Edelman of Biloxi, Miss., Bud Wes Edelman of Caldwell, Kan., Ted and Gloria Edelman of Arnold, Neb., Dick and Bonnie Edelman of Mullen, Neb.; a son, Richard of Santé Fe, Texas; granddaughters, Christy Teahon of Fort Collins, Colo., and Chana Miyagi of Fort Collins, Colo.

Memorial services were held August 17, at the Seneca Auditorium in Seneca, Neb.

Inurnment was at the Seneca Cemetery. ❖

Arnold John Sokol

Arnold Sokol, affectionately known as Arnie, 85, passed away August 12, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Neligh, Neb.

He was born to Joseph and Francis (Stumf) Sokol on October 28, 1926 in Hemingford, Neb. Both of his parents immigrated from Czechoslovakia and Arnie was first generation American. Living on a farm in an original sod house, he grew up with numerous brothers and sisters. Arnie joined the US Navy during World War II and served on the USS Iowa. He was proud to have been at the signing of the peace treaty between the United States and Japan.

Arnie married Blanche Dempsey on February 2, 1945 in Torrington, Wyo. They were blessed with three daughters, Sharon, Patty and Judy. After serving with the National Guard in Igloo, S.D., they returned to Valentine, Neb., where he worked for the Nebraska Department of Roads for 33 years, retiring as a supervisor in 1988.

Arnie was a member of the Lions Club, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and also enjoyed playing cards and cribbage. He and Blanche enjoyed traveling with their camper and visiting their many friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Blanche; his daughters Sharon (Darrel) Hartman, Patricia (Ron) Soenksen and Judith (Randy) Wiley; brothers Donald (Edna), Robert (Elaine), Joseph (Judy), Larry (Jennifer), Jerry (Marilyn); and sisters, Joy (Vernon) Pedersen and Jeannie Brockman; grandchildren, Sherri (Mark) Stokey, Chad (Pam) Hartman, Amy (C.L.) Bellew, Wade (Chas) Ladely, Wyatt (Stephanie) Ladely, Kristi Ladely, Sonya (Roy) Malott, and Jade (Vanessa) Wiley; 10 great-grandchildren, Audrey Bellew, Kyle Bellew, Taven Hartman, Willoe Hartman, Sofia Malott, Tres Malott, Nick Stokey, Megan Stokey, Nolie Wiley and Tegan Wiley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Fannie; his step-mother Louella; brother, Richard; and sisters, Barbara Philamalee, Betty Keller and Darlene Engels.

Memorial services were held August 15, 2012 at Holmes Funeral Home in Valentine, Neb. A private family interment will be held at a later date. ❖




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