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Plains Edition Obituari

, 93, of Alliance and formerly of Ogallala, died Dec. 1, 2006, at Regional West Medical Center at Scottsbluff.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1913, at Grand Island, the daughter of John and Anna Brabander Tilley. She was raised on a homestead eight miles north east of Arthur. She attended grade school in a country school. She graduated from Arthur High School in 1930.

She married Glen Eberspecher on Aug. 31, 1931, at Grand Island. They were parents of three children – Glenna, Mick, and Dixie. The couple lived and worked on various ranches most of their married life.

In recent years they lived in Alliance where Glen worked as assistant manager for the Meyers Land and Cattle Co. He became ill with cancer and they moved to Ogallala. After he died in 1968 she remained in Ogallala and worked at Ogallala Community Hospital for twelve years. Satie then retired and moved back to Alliance where she was residing.

She was baptized and was a member of the Arthur Baptist Church for many years. Later she was a member of the Alliance Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include daughter, Dixie (Art) Flores of Alliance; daughter-in-law, Lana Eberspecher of Temple, Texas; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Mick, and daughter, Glenna Fenwick.

, 83, of Roscoe, died Dec. 3, 2006, at Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala.

He was born March 14, 1923, in Genoa, Neb., the son of John H. and Henrika Kirkegaard Schow. He attended school in Genoa until they moved to the Ogallala/Roscoe area in 1939.

He farmed with his father and brother until their deaths and then his sister and her husband Alyce and Bill Schmidt moved to the farm with him. He and Alyce continued to farm after Bill’s death until they moved into Ogallala in March 1999 following the sale of their farm.

Health issues later forced a move into Indian Hills Manor. He was a member of the Ogallala Rotary Club and a lifelong member of the Paxton Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a sister, Alyce Schmidt of Ogallala and several second cousins including Dean Schow and his wife, Leah, of Paxton and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Bertha; a brother, Howard, and a brother-in-law, Bill Schmidt.

, 79, died Dec. 6, 2006, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 30, 1927, south of Seneca, Neb., the youngest son of Dewey and Bea (Drake) Gier.

His early years were spent in and around Seneca where he attended country school. He and his brother, Clifford, broke colts to ride for other people when they rode to school. He prided himself with knowing the colts were well broken when they went home.

He married Alice Simpson on May 21, 1948, at Broken Bow, Neb. Two daughters – Beverly and Bonnie – were born to this union.

He truly enjoyed sculpturing, traveling to art shows, and making new friends. Of course, it always amazed everyone he never had any lessons. As retirement grew near, he went on with his sculpturing but his first love was his family, then his horses and cows. Ranching also led him to Minnesota to see his cattle fattened and how they fed out. He was also blessed with many friends in that area.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; children, Beverly (Kenny) Uphoff and their children Dean Rice and his daughter Alexis; Tim (Paula) Rice and their children Riley, Morgan, and Courtney; Kendra and Marcus and their daughter Tierra; Bonnie (Mike) Strasburger and their sons Todd and Tyler; a sister, LaVone (Fred) Purdum; brother-in-law, Benny (Donna) Simpson; sister-in-law, Mildred Gier; two step-granddaughters, Dani and Tatiana Uphoff; many nieces and nephews; and a special boyhood friend, Warren Carrier, who grew up in Seneca and still makes frequent trips back.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brothers, Everett, J.D., and Clifford; sisters-in-laws, Marie and Lorna; and a special friend from Minnesota, LaDale Johnson, who shared 28 years of coming down for brandings and many trips together.

, 54, of Ogallala died Dec. 6, 2006, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

She was born Aug. 2, 1952, at Bellevue, the daughter of Robert and Mary Lou (Trumbauer) Ludden. She received her early education at Omaha, and graduated from Bradford High School at Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1970.

In 1974, she moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., and worked for Browns Veterinary Hospital and Westside Animal Hospital.

On July 29, 1978, she married John Peters at Colorado Springs, They moved to Ogallala during the fall of 2005 and she worked for the Animal Clinic.

Her hobbies included painting pictures, and bird and wildlife photography.

Survivors include her husband, John; a son, Roy (Candy) Portis of Mobile, Ala.; a daughter, Carrie Peters of Davis, Calif.; a sister, Judy (Mike) Law of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Lynn (Von) Studdard of Ogallala; her father-in-law, Bill Peters of Denver, Colo; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robbie; a brother, Robert (Diane) Ludden; grandparents, George and Mary Trumbauer and Roy and Elsie Ludden; and her mother-in-law, Mary Jane Peters.

, 93, of Alliance and formerly of Ogallala, died Dec. 1, 2006, at Regional West Medical Center at Scottsbluff.

She was born on Jan. 14, 1913, at Grand Island, the daughter of John and Anna Brabander Tilley. She was raised on a homestead eight miles north east of Arthur. She attended grade school in a country school. She graduated from Arthur High School in 1930.

She married Glen Eberspecher on Aug. 31, 1931, at Grand Island. They were parents of three children – Glenna, Mick, and Dixie. The couple lived and worked on various ranches most of their married life.

In recent years they lived in Alliance where Glen worked as assistant manager for the Meyers Land and Cattle Co. He became ill with cancer and they moved to Ogallala. After he died in 1968 she remained in Ogallala and worked at Ogallala Community Hospital for twelve years. Satie then retired and moved back to Alliance where she was residing.

She was baptized and was a member of the Arthur Baptist Church for many years. Later she was a member of the Alliance Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include daughter, Dixie (Art) Flores of Alliance; daughter-in-law, Lana Eberspecher of Temple, Texas; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; son, Mick, and daughter, Glenna Fenwick.

, 83, of Roscoe, died Dec. 3, 2006, at Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala.

He was born March 14, 1923, in Genoa, Neb., the son of John H. and Henrika Kirkegaard Schow. He attended school in Genoa until they moved to the Ogallala/Roscoe area in 1939.

He farmed with his father and brother until their deaths and then his sister and her husband Alyce and Bill Schmidt moved to the farm with him. He and Alyce continued to farm after Bill’s death until they moved into Ogallala in March 1999 following the sale of their farm.

Health issues later forced a move into Indian Hills Manor. He was a member of the Ogallala Rotary Club and a lifelong member of the Paxton Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a sister, Alyce Schmidt of Ogallala and several second cousins including Dean Schow and his wife, Leah, of Paxton and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Bertha; a brother, Howard, and a brother-in-law, Bill Schmidt.

, 79, died Dec. 6, 2006, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 30, 1927, south of Seneca, Neb., the youngest son of Dewey and Bea (Drake) Gier.

His early years were spent in and around Seneca where he attended country school. He and his brother, Clifford, broke colts to ride for other people when they rode to school. He prided himself with knowing the colts were well broken when they went home.

He married Alice Simpson on May 21, 1948, at Broken Bow, Neb. Two daughters – Beverly and Bonnie – were born to this union.

He truly enjoyed sculpturing, traveling to art shows, and making new friends. Of course, it always amazed everyone he never had any lessons. As retirement grew near, he went on with his sculpturing but his first love was his family, then his horses and cows. Ranching also led him to Minnesota to see his cattle fattened and how they fed out. He was also blessed with many friends in that area.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; children, Beverly (Kenny) Uphoff and their children Dean Rice and his daughter Alexis; Tim (Paula) Rice and their children Riley, Morgan, and Courtney; Kendra and Marcus and their daughter Tierra; Bonnie (Mike) Strasburger and their sons Todd and Tyler; a sister, LaVone (Fred) Purdum; brother-in-law, Benny (Donna) Simpson; sister-in-law, Mildred Gier; two step-granddaughters, Dani and Tatiana Uphoff; many nieces and nephews; and a special boyhood friend, Warren Carrier, who grew up in Seneca and still makes frequent trips back.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; brothers, Everett, J.D., and Clifford; sisters-in-laws, Marie and Lorna; and a special friend from Minnesota, LaDale Johnson, who shared 28 years of coming down for brandings and many trips together.

, 54, of Ogallala died Dec. 6, 2006, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

She was born Aug. 2, 1952, at Bellevue, the daughter of Robert and Mary Lou (Trumbauer) Ludden. She received her early education at Omaha, and graduated from Bradford High School at Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1970.

In 1974, she moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., and worked for Browns Veterinary Hospital and Westside Animal Hospital.

On July 29, 1978, she married John Peters at Colorado Springs, They moved to Ogallala during the fall of 2005 and she worked for the Animal Clinic.

Her hobbies included painting pictures, and bird and wildlife photography.

Survivors include her husband, John; a son, Roy (Candy) Portis of Mobile, Ala.; a daughter, Carrie Peters of Davis, Calif.; a sister, Judy (Mike) Law of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Lynn (Von) Studdard of Ogallala; her father-in-law, Bill Peters of Denver, Colo; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Robbie; a brother, Robert (Diane) Ludden; grandparents, George and Mary Trumbauer and Roy and Elsie Ludden; and her mother-in-law, Mary Jane Peters.