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April 8, 2013
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Plains Edition Obituaries 4-6-13

Zelda Lucile Hinton Maret

Zelda Lucile Hinton Maret, 95, of Cambridge, Neb., passed away March 27, 2013.

She was born November 1, 1917, in rural Frontier County, near Stockville, Neb., to Albert and Mary Bernice (Blake) Hinton.

Her early childhood was spent in the Stockville, Neb., area, attending grade school at the Rising Sun School. She attended high school through the 11th grade in Stockville, Neb., riding her horse “Poodle” to and from school. As Zelda always wanted to be a beautician, she liked to cut and finger-wave hair, a talent she used on many cousins and family members, as there were many of the Hinton family who lived close by.

On October 13, 1934, she married Merle Maret in Oberlin, Kan. They lived in the Stockville, Neb., and Curtis, Neb., area, later moving to the Elsie area to work on a ranch. They then moved back to the Stockville, Neb., area to farm and ranch, living there for many years. After leaving the farm in 1976, they retired to Indianola, Neb. In 1985, Zelda moved to Bartley, Neb., to care for her mother.

Zelda was baptized into Christ in January 1953, at Indianola, Neb., and attended the Church of Christ for many years until her failing health prevented her from attending weekly services.

In November 2007, Zelda moved into the Plaza in Cambridge, Neb., with her two brothers, Ralph and Alfred Hinton, living there until March 2010 when she chose to move permanently into the Cambridge Manor because of continued failing health issues.

Zelda enjoyed gardening, canning, cooking, and trying new recipes. For several years she took many canned entries to the Frontier County Fair, where she won many first places. She was a great cook, specializing in homemade chicken and noodles, cinnamon rolls, and pies. During the late 1960s, Zelda worked as a waitress for the Bartley café and then during the early 1970s, Zelda worked for the Red Willow County Social Services, assisting the elderly with various home health care needs.

She is survived by her three children LaVerne and his wife, Gene of Holdrege, Neb., Marlene Mustion of Indianola, Neb., and Margene Hayes and her husband, Randy of Imperial, Neb.; 12 grandchildren, Stacy, Tracy, Kristy, Nikki, and Rodney and his wife, Francis Maret; Scott and Terry Mustion and Kerry and her husband, Mike Sides; Bryan, Danelle, and Brent Hayes and Janelle Corman and her husband, Dustin; 24 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph and Alfred Hinton of Cambridge, Neb.; and two sisters-in-law, Donna Swanson and husband, Ray of North Platte, Neb., and Beulah Hall and husband, Lawrence of Cozad, Neb.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Merle, brother Dean Hinton, and great-great grandson Camron Maret.

Memorial services were held April 1, 2013, at the Congregational Church in Stockville, Neb.

Interment was in the Arbor Cemetery in Stockville, Neb.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary.

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Jack Jule Bousselot

Jack Jule Bousselot, 84, of Lincoln, Neb., passed away on April 2, 2013 at Tabitha Journey House in Lincoln, Neb.

Jack was born on January 9, 1929 on the family farm at Grand Mound, Iowa, to Elmer and Gertrude (Carlin) Bousselot.

Jack was a Korean War Army Combat Veteran and a commercial licensed pilot. Jack was self employed most of his life in various business interests, including silo and cement corncrib sales and construction. He was a lifelong steam engine enthusiast and a Beekeeper since boyhood.

Jack was married to Patricia (Till) in 1962 at Bellevue, Iowa.

He is survivored by his wife, Patricia; son Michael (Christie) of Cibolo, Texas; daughters, Angela (Kevin) Medow of Utica, Neb.; Susan (Brad) Heiliger of Lincoln, Neb.; Elizabeth Thompson of Beaver Lake, Neb.; 12 beloved grandchildren. Sisters, Therese (Dorrance) Kedley of DeWitt, Iowa, Madonna Portz of Dubuque, Iowa; Mother-in-law, Marjorie Till of Maquoketa, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Gertrude; brothers, Victory and Bill; sisters, Mary Jane Rumann, Dorothy Skorepa, Ruth Peterson, and Betty Kozich.

Memorial services were held April 5, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Catholic School. ❖

Donald B. “Don” Klase

Donald B. “Don” Klase, 85, a Sandhills Rancher of Hyannis, Neb., passed away March 30, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Gering, Neb., after a brave battle with cancer surrounded by family and friends.

He was born May 1, 1927 in Davenport, Wash., to Bernard and Winifred (Ogilive) Klase.

He spent his early childhood in San Diego, Calif., and moved to his beloved Sandhills at the age of 14. He graduated High School in Curtis, Neb., in 1945.

In his younger days he was a skilled hunter. He guided elk hunting trips outside of Cody, Wyo. He also spent a year working colts in New Mexico. However, he missed his Sandhills and moved home for good returning to the family ranch in 1957.

Soon after, he met his wife to be Lily May Sipes on a blind date. They were married on January 23, 1961 in Kansas City, Mo., a marriage lasting 52 years. Don and Lily were blessed with four children.

His family all remembers him as a wise and wonderful husband and father. Don was a hardworking rancher. There was little that he could not repair or build and he especially enjoyed being a faithful Steward of the Lord.

He is survived by wife Lily, children; Kent and Karen Dunovan of Scottsbluff, Neb., Christy and Bruce Griffith of Longmont, Colo., Jack and Judy Klase of Boulder, Colo., and Amy Klase of Longmont, Colo.; grandchildren, Kyle, Megan, and Shannon Dunovan, Austin, Lislie, Monica, and Victor Griffith, Benjamin and Samuel Klase and Sawyer Foster-Klase; sister Pat Hayward.

He was preceded in death by parents Bernard and Winifred Klase and Aunt Martha Gladden.

Memorial services were held April 4, 2013 at United Church of Christ at Hyannis, Neb.

Burial was in the Hyannis Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the Hyannis United Church of Christ. ❖

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