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March 17, 2014
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Hazel M. Wolf

Hazel M. Wolf, 79, of Stapleton, Neb., went to her Eternal home on March 8, 2014, at The Good Life Nursing Home in Callaway, Neb.

Hazel was born on March 10, 1934 in Sutherland, Neb., to Herbert and Daisy (Trembly) Rundback.

She was baptized on July 2, 1950 at the White Horse River in North Platte, Neb. She attended grade school at a country school near Ringgold, Neb., and graduated from North Platte High School in 1953. After graduation she attended Airline Personnel Training in Omaha, Neb.

On February 6, 1954 Hazel married Robert L. Wolf in New Almelo, Kan. And to this union three children were born, Herbert Leo, Michael Leon and Rose Ellen. Hazel enjoyed her animals, flowers and reading, but her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Hazel is survived by her husband Robert of Stapleton, Neb.; children Herbert of North Platte, Neb., Michael (Juanita) of Scott City, Kan., and Rose Ramm of Stuart, Neb.; eight grandchildren Wade Wolf and Cailin Wolf both of North Platte, Neb., Stacy Wolf of Scott City, Kan., Kindra Mills of Lakin, Kan., Justin Ramm of Stuart, Neb., Mathew Ramm of Gretna, Neb., Rebecca Ramm of Atkinson, Neb., and Trevor Ramm of Stuart, Neb.; five great grandchildren Dillon Wolf of North Platte, Neb., Tina Wilson and Jordan Wilson both of Lakin, Kan., Kayde Ramm and Klaire Ramm both of Stuart, Neb.; brother Carl (Jo Gates) Rundback; sister Irene (Gary) Branham; and numerous other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Mary Lou (Rundback) Lake; son-in-law Michael Ramm; and grandson Tony Wolf.

Services were held March 12, 2014, at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home. Burial took place at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society and online condolences may be shared at

Jean Simonson Harding

Jean Simonson Harding, 98, passed away March 10, 2014.

She was born on March 29, 1915, to Nels and Marguerite (Stewart) Simonson in Hooker County and was named after a friend of her parents.

Jean and her siblings lived on the Middle Loup River, so she enjoyed swimming as a child. She graduated from Mullen High School in 1933 and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Chadron State College.

After completing normal training, she taught country school in Cherry and Hooker counties for six years. While she taught, Jean stayed with a family and they let her drive their new car to school.

Forrest Harding and Jean were married at her parents’ home on June 29, 1941. To this union, four children were born; twins, Rita and Mick, Jon and Tony. The family lived on the Harding ranch south of town until they moved to town in 1978.

Jean took time to work as a CNA at Pioneer Memorial Hospital and was a member of the first CNA class at the facility.

After the children left home, Forrest and Jean traveled, played golf, bowled and enjoyed their family of children and grandchildren.

Following Forrest’s death in 1985, Jean continued to travel with her daughter, Rita and husband, Arnold, making their way to Hawaii and Alaska several times. She also enjoyed reading and playing cards.

Jean moved to Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home in February 2013, where she lived until her passing.

Surviving family includes children, Rita (Arnold), Mick (Midge), Jon (Mary Lou); and Tony’s widow, Melba; seven grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sister, Peg Garner of Golden, Colo.; brother, Donn (Judy) Simonson of Fullerton, Neb.; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a large host of friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Nels and Marguerite; husband, Forrest; youngest son, Tony; and siblings, Bob, Lois, Jim, Jack and Tom.

Services were held March 15, at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in Mullen, Neb. Inurnment took place at Cedarview Cemetery at Mullen.

Memorials are suggested to St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, Cedarview Cemetery, Pioneer Memorial Nursing Home or donor’s choice. ❖

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