Obituaries for Plains Edition 7-11-09 |

Obituaries for Plains Edition 7-11-09

Raymond Leo Wiese, 87, of Grand Island, formerly of Columbus, died June 23, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.

He was born Feb. 22, 1922, in Lindsay to Henry and Rose (Borer) Wiese.

On March 27, 1945, he married Olive Coufal in Omaha.

He served in the U.S. Sea Bees during World War II. He spent time in Okinawa, Hebrides and the Pacific Theatre as a baker aboard a ship from 1942 to 1945.

He and his wife were married at St. Agnus Catholic Church in Omaha. They made their home on a farm in Lindsay. In 1952 they moved to Columbus, where he worked for Becton-Dickinson from 1954 to 1977.

He was a member of St. Anthony Church, Holy Name Society and did a lot of volunteer work for the church. He was a member of the Paralyzed Veterans of America, B-D Alumni Association and the Knights of Columbus, and was past chairman of the Heritage House Board of Directors.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Patrick (Susan) Wiese of San Diego, Timothy (Pat) Wiese of Sturgis, S.D., Theodore (Jan) Wiese of Wichita, Kan., Stephen (Tracy) Wiese of Lake Wylie, S.C., and Charles (Julie) Wiese of Shelton; daughters, Mary Claire (Jeff) Searcy of Lincoln, Cynthia (Alan) Martin of Arizona and Theresa (Tom) Delaet of Minden; brothers, William Wiese and Leonard Wiese, both of Columbus, and David Wiese of Lindsay; sisters, Beda Behmer of Norfolk, Alice Maresh of Dodge and Thelma Wiese of Manitowoc, Wisc.; 22 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Edward Wiese, Harold Wiese and Richard Wiese; sister, Eleanor Wiese; and grandson, Stephen Wiese.

Andrew “Andy” Anderson, 85, of Torrington, Wyo., died at his home on June 21, 2009.

He was born Dec. 22, 1923, in Newman Grove, Neb., the son of David and Martha (Broberg) Anderson. At the age of six his family moved to Wyoming near Veteran. He attended and graduated high school there in 1941.

He worked at CF&I Sunrise Mine for a short time before going to work for United Airlines in Cheyenne, Wyo., in 1942 in the shipping department. He was drafted in 1942 and served in the army during WW II. After his discharge in 1945 he started working as a telegraph operator for CB&Q railroad.

He married Mary (Peggy) Dean on March 19, 1952.

In 1963 he became an agent for Continental Oil, which later became Anderson Brothers. In 1977 his sons joined his brother John and him in the business.

He loved to work, be at his cabin, be with his grandchildren, and flying his airplane. He loved farming and respected all the local farmers.

He was a past Master Mason in Guernsey, Wyoming, a member of the American Legion in Veteran, Wyo., a member of the VFW in Torrington, and a member of the Wyoming Petroleum Marketing Association.

Survivors include three daughters, Debi (Steve) Feagler and Andrea (Billy) Janes, all of Torrington, and Sandra (Bolich) Anderson of Arizona; two sons, Tom Anderson and Kelly Anderson both of Torrington; two sisters, Ruby Anderson of Omaha, Neb., and Eleanor Howard of Yoder, Wyo.; a brother, John E. Anderson of Lingle, Wyo.; ten grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; three sisters, Ruthie, Margaret, and Evelyn; and a granddaughter, Tara Feagler.

Marilynn Frances Atchison, 56, of Scottsbluff, died June 20, 2009, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff.

She was born Oct. 17, 1952, in Alliance, Neb., to Carl and Margaret (Travis) Siefers.

She was raised in Crawford, Neb., and married Darrel Atchison on June 30, 1968 in Chadron, Neb.

She took pride in her collection of angels, teddy bears and Coca Cola. Her biggest pride was her family. She loved to sew and do crafty things and has passed this on to her children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include her husband, Darrel; sons, Darrel Atchison, Jr. (Sandy) of Cody, Neb., Brandon (Carrie) Atchison of Gering; daughters, Dulcey (Craig) Mannel of Gering, Brenda (Ron) Fanning of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Wendy Pino of Cheyenne, Wyo.; sisters, Meredith Jones of Crawford, Jean (Robert) Stratton of La Porte, Texas, Cathy (Lloyd) Cuttlers of Boise, Idaho, and Carol (Ted) Becker of Sidney, Neb.; brother, Don (Leigh) Betson of Mineral Wells, Texas, 15 grandchildren, one aunt, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Lucile Evelyn Holmes, 93, of Hastings died June 15, 2009, at her home.

She was born Oct. 30, 1915, to Carl Robert and Mabel Otelia (Alberts) Anderson in Saronville, Neb. She was baptized and confirmed in the Saron Lutheran Church in Saronville. She attended elementary school in Saronville, and graduated from Sutton High School in 1933.

She worked in her father’s bank in Saronville.

On Aug. 2, 1942, she married John O. Holmes in Saronville.

When her husband retired from the Hastings police department in 1967, they moved to Loveland, Colo., and later to Kearney, Neb. They returned to Hastings in 1981. Her husband died Feb. 11, 1997.

She was an avid reader until vision problems interfered in later life. She then became a daily radio listener of talk shows and news programs. In 2003, she began living with her daughter and her family due to health problems.

She was a member of First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hastings.

Survivors include daughter, Kristin (Greg) Powell of Hastings; granddaughter, Whitney Powell of Chicago, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Ruth Holmes of Hastings and Phyllis Holmes of Sacramento, Calif.; nephews, Jerry Holmes of Hastings and Chip Holmes of Sacramento, Calif.; nieces, Tonja Jantz of Lincoln, Calif., and Stacey Packard of Citrus Heights, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant brother; brothers-in-law, Grant Holmes and Elden Holmes; nephew, Bobby Holmes, and special friends, Geneva Brinkman, Verna Carlson, Evelyn Hrabak, June Jorgensen, and Eleanor Peterson.

Leora D. Bartlett, 87, of Beatrice died June 18, 2009, at the Beatrice Manor

She was born on Feb. 6, 1922, to Christian H. and Alvina E. (Quiram) Malchow who lived five miles south of Ellis. She graduate from Diller High School in 1939.

She married George H. Bartlett on May 22, 1939, at Marysville, Kan. They lived with his folks until March of 1940 when they moved to a farm southwest of Beatrice.

They lived there for 5 years and then moved to a farm southeast of Beatrice where they lived for 25 years. They moved to Beatrice in 1970. She helped on the farm and drove tractors in the fields, also raised and custom dressed many ducks, geese and chickens. In 1956, she started working at the Lutheran Hospital in Beatrice and then worked at the Mennonite Hospital for 30 years, as a nurse aide and then a unit secretary.

She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, fishing and traveling.

Survivors include son, Harold (Linda) Bartlett of Lincoln; two granddaughters, Deanna Friesen of Lincoln and Marla Bartlett of Omaha; three great-grandchildren, Steevie, Jordan and Jazmine Friesen all of Lincoln; one sister, Esther Barber of Fairbury; one sister-in-law, Fern Bartlett of Hickman; one brother-in-law, Earl Bartlett of Diller.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Christian H. and Alvina E. Quiram Malchow; her husband, George, who died on March 22, 2006; and three brothers, Arthur, Elmer and Alfred.

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