Robert McElhinney, 90, of Arthur County passed away October 31, 2013 in the Ogallala Community Hospital.
Robert was born June 2, 1923 on a ranch 7-1/2 miles northwest of Arthur, Neb., and made this his home all his life. He was the only child of Andrew K. and Rose (Dyhrmann) McElhinney.
He attended Arthur County grade school and in 1942 graduated from high school at the University of Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis. Robert returned to the family ranch.
On August 5, 1966, he was united in marriage to Arlene (Farmer) Huber.
Robert loved his family, friends, neighbors, ranching, the Sandhills, and especially Arthur County. He collected arrowheads, cast iron banks, and old tools and antiques of all kinds. His hobbies included gardening, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Robert was always interested in raising good cattle. His Hereford calves topped the sale in Arthur several times. Later on he became interested in the Red Poll breed and served as president of the Red Poll cattle club. He attended Arthur Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife Arlene of Arthur, Neb., and his daughter in law Janice Huber of North Platte, Neb.; two Grandchildren Dana Boyce on Unadilla, Neb., and Dustin (Laura) Huber of Fort Collins, Colo.; Four Great Grandchildren: JJ, Sami, Colton, and Julian. Cousins: Josephine Joiner of Muscatine, Iowa; Bill Nelson of Kearney, Neb.; and Kenny Maxon of Longview, Wash., and many friends and neighbors.
Preceding him in death were his parents and his step-son Michael Huber.
Services were held November 4, 2013, at the Arthur Baptist Church. Interment took place in the Arthur Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Arthur Community Center. Online Condolences may be sent to www.DrauckerFuneralHome.com. ❖
Ilo E. Fosket
Ilo E. Fosket, 84, passed away October 23, 2013, at her home in Alliance, Neb., with her family by her side.
She was born in Alliance, Neb., on February 28, 1929 to Boyd and Ruth (Wait) Boren.
Ilo graduated from Alliance High School in 1947.
On September 7, 1950 she was united in marriage to George F. “Bud” Fosket. They operated their own ranch near Alliance until her husband’s passing.
Ilo attended the United Methodist Church and was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary, Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America, National Order of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames and the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Craig) Anderson of Wood River, Neb., her son, Michael (Jennifer) Fosket of Mitchell, Neb., her grandchildren, Wendy (Tony) Fritzler of Alliance, Neb., Shad (Tina) Fosket of Grand Island, Neb., Derik Grimes of Alliance, Neb., Cara (Torrey) Odenbach of Taylor, Neb., Dr. Adam Anderson (Dr. Kelly Russell) of Valentine, Neb., Lindsy Grimes of Rapid City, S.D., and Cody Fosket of Mitchell, Neb., her great-grandchildren, Rhegan and Creighton Fritzler, Chance and Karlea Fosket and Tea’ and Kolton Grimes. She is also survived by her sister, Sharon (Frank) D’Louhy of Omaha, Neb., and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter, Carolyn Grimes, her son, George “Tuffy” Fosket, Jr., her sister, Helen (Richard) Henderson and her brother, Raymond Boren.
Services were held October 28, 2013, at the United Methodist Church. Burial took place in the Alliance Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church, 704 Box Butte Ave., Alliance, Neb., 69301 or Prairie Haven Hospice, 2416 Box Butte Ave., Alliance, Neb.
Online condolences may be left at www.BatesGould.com. ❖
David “Lamoine” Hall, 72, of Bartlett, Neb., passed away October 26, 2013, at the Boone County Health Center in Albion, Neb.
David was born January 25, 1941 at Stapleton, Neb., the son of Elmer and Frances (Santo) Hall.
He was a graduate of Stapleton High School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a member of the successful livestock judging team in 1962. Lamoine worked at the Fort Robinson UNL Beef Research Station following graduation heading up research on beef cross breeding.
On October 11, 1969, Lamoine married Helen Serres at Harrison, Neb. The couple made their home near Bartlett, Neb., where Lamoine managed Wagonhammer Cattle Company until his retirement in 1999. In 1976 Lamoine and Helen started their registered Red Angus cattle herd which is continued on by his oldest daughter and husband, Paula and Brad Pokorny.
He is survived by his wife Helen Hall of Bartlett, Neb.; two daughters and their familes: Paula and Brad Pokorny and their children Cade, Cauy and Dane of Stapleton, Neb.; Cris and Rod Hoelscher and their children Loren, Paige, Brooke, Evan and Isaac of Linwood, Neb.; one sister Mary Scholz and husband Stan of Scottsdale, Ariz., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Lamoine was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Frances Hall.
A private family service with inurnment will take place at a later date at Stapleton, Neb.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.LevanderFuneralHome.com. ❖
Louis J. Pribyl
Louis J. Pribyl, 95, of Omaha, Neb., passed away October 24, 2013.
He was born August 11, 1918 to Joseph T. and Mary Pribyl.
He is survived by wife, Emaline C. (Nasr) Pribyl; children: Julianne Pribyl, Gerald Pribyl (Lisa), and Joann Pribyl; grandchildren: Kathleen Stephan (Dave), Nickolaus Pribyl, and Elizabeth Pribyl; great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Cora Stephan; sister, Marie Bortner; many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by son, Thomas F. Pribyl; parents, Joseph T. and Mary Pribyl; brothers, Joseph and Edward; sisters, Georgia Abraham and Ann Eakins.
Services were held October 28, 2013 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Omaha. Interment took place in Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.
Condolences may be sent at www.HeafeyHeafey.com. ❖