Edward Voda, 82, of Ogallala, Neb., passed away September 23, 2013 at the Green Acres Care Center in Amboy, Ill.
Edward was born September 27, 1930 in Wauneta, Neb., son of Adolf and Bertha (Tepley) Voda.
After graduating from Wauneta High School in 1949 he received a scholarship to attend the University of Nebraska and played football Ed enlisted in the Air Force in 1950 served until 1954. During his time in the Air Force, Ed met Rosemary Krapfl, a Registered Nurse, in Denver, Colo. They married in Harpers Ferry, Iowa on May 20, 1953 and in 1954 had their first son, Mark at Biggs Air Force Base in El Paso, Texas.
After Ed’s discharge from the Air Force the couple settled on a farm near Wauneta, Neb., and had two additional children (Deb and Doug). The family moved to Ogallala when their children were of school age and Ed took a position working for an electronic’s component company. During Ed’s career the firm transferred him to McCook, Guadalajara (Mexico), Sao Paolo (Brazil) and Myrtle Beach, North Carolina. They transferred back to Ogallala and Ed continued employment, retiring in 1998. Ed enjoyed his close friends from Ogallala and home improvement projects.
Ed was a member of St. Lukes Catholic Church and the American Legion and served on the Honor Guard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Rosemary, a daughter, Mary Ellen; three sisters, Marcela, Cecilia, and Fran; and a grandson, Craig.
Survivors include: Children, Mark Voda of Ogallala, Neb., Deb (Paul) Mellen of Dixon, Ill., Doug (Kathy) Voda of Sanford, Fla., Four grandchildren, Holly (Derek) Dillon of Bradenton, Fla., Joe (Brooke) Voda of Topton, Pa., Heather (Kendall) Jones of Missoula, Mont., Jocelyn Mellen of Scottsbluff, Neb., and two great-grandchildren: Tanner and Hailee.
Services were held, Sept. 30, 2013 at St. Lukes Catholic Church. Interment followed at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell, Neb. ❖
Terrance John (T.J.) Peters
Terrance John (T.J.) Peters, 65, passed away September 27, 2013, at his home on Amon Carter Lake in Bowie, Texas, with his loving wife by his side.
T.J. was born November 22, 1947 in Elk Creek, Neb., to Jake and Ruby (Rambat) Peters, and was raised on the family farm working with the ranching operation.
T.J. graduated from the University of Nebraska Lincoln. He was president of the rodeo team and participated on several judging teams where he judged many of the National and Regional livestock shows.
T.J. married Malinda Boon Peters on April 13, 1991 in Fort Worth, Texas.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, and Husker fan. T.J. devoted his entire life to improving the beef industry through the development of genetics, AI, and the embryo transfer programs. He bred and developed a dual purpose Tuli and dairy cross herd; established an embryo bank from proven cow families over the past 16 years; and developed the only large scale purebred Black Tuli herd in the world. T.J. traveled to many continents and countries sourcing livestock genetics and observing breeding operations.
T.J. is survived by his wife, Malinda Boon Peters of Bowie, Texas; daughter, Meghan Peters Chapin of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Roger L. Peters of Colorado.
Service were held October 4, 2013, at the Peters’ Ranch in Fort Worth, Texas.
Donations can be made to the University of Nebraska Lincoln Livestock Judging Team or the Bowie Volunteer Fire Department. ❖