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, 65, of St. Paul, Neb., died July 7, 2006, at Howard Community Hospital of St. Paul.

He was born Jan. 29, 1941, at Ericson to James A. and Irene C. (Keezer) Woodworth.

He graduated from Ord High School in 1958. He worked on a ranch at Merriman. He entered the United States Army on Aug. 6, 1959, and the Army Reserves on July 14, 1961. He was then recalled for the Cuban Missile Crisis on Oct. 30, 1961, he returned to the Army Reserves on Aug. 7, 1962. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 5, 1965.

In 1963, he married Carrielee Kizer. To this union two daughters were born.

He was employed by the State of Nebraska Department of Roads in Fremont and Broken Bow. The family moved to Cairo, and he was employed at Sperry New Holland in Grand Island in the plant and later as a field rep. for a number of years. As a field rep. he and his family lived in Woonsocket, S.D.; Enderlin, N.D.; Steele, N.D.; New Holland, Penn.; and Casselton, N.D.

He married Susan Johnstad and they lived in Colby, Kan., and Bismark, N.D. He then worked for Beutz Allis and lived Omaha. In May of 1993, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He moved to St. Paul in 2000.

He was a lifetime member of the Jamestown, N.D. Rural Fire Department and was a Corporal in the 20th Infantry reenactment unit in Jamestown. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and the outdoors and was a reader of history. He was a Golden Glove boxer with the Ord team. He also enjoyed motorcycle hill climbs, telling stories and will be remembered for his laugh and making lifetime friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Lorrie (Roger) Gaukel of Burwell, Michele (Dale) Evan of Lakeville, Minn.; a sister, Donice Woodworth of Central City; and a foster sister, Judy Janovec of Central City and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

, 72, longtime Arthur County rancher, died Sept. 8, 2006, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

He was born March 1, 1934, in North Platte, the son of George and Mary (Hawkins) Landes. He received his early education in Illinois. In 1948 he moved with his parents to Arthur. He graduated from Arthur High School in 1952.

After attending Milford Trade School he was employed on the Plummer Farm. In 1955 he was drafted into the Army. Due to his father’s death he received a hardship discharge and then returned to operate the family ranch.

On July 5, 1958, he married Veronica Krull and the couple resided on the same ranch his entire life. He enjoyed the ranch life and raising Appaloosa horses and Chianina crossbred cattle. He played the guitar for enjoyment and especially liked watching his grandchildren in school activities and sports.

He served as president of the Keith County District 39 at Broken Axel Elementary School. He was on the Board of Directors for Keith County Co-op and was president of Consolidated Telephone Board during the installation of the underground telephone lines in Arthur County.

He was active in community organizations and served as leader of the Broken Horseshoe 4-H Club and served as announcer for the 4-H horse shows for many years. He served as announcer for Arthur Junior Rodeo from 1989 to 2005 and also was assistant leader of the High School Rodeo Club. He was a member of Nebraska Cattlemen Association and the Appaloosa Horse Association. Duane and Veronica enjoyed dancing.

Survivors include his wife, Veronica Landes of Arthur; two daughters, Alana (Clifford) Macomber of Whitman; and Gigi Gardner of Hay Springs; seven grandchildren, Lynx, Sitka, Lemur, and Sable Gardner and Logan, Charmane, and Shania Macomber.

He was preceded death by his parents and son-in-law, Rick Gardner.

, 65, of St. Paul, Neb., died July 7, 2006, at Howard Community Hospital of St. Paul.

He was born Jan. 29, 1941, at Ericson to James A. and Irene C. (Keezer) Woodworth.

He graduated from Ord High School in 1958. He worked on a ranch at Merriman. He entered the United States Army on Aug. 6, 1959, and the Army Reserves on July 14, 1961. He was then recalled for the Cuban Missile Crisis on Oct. 30, 1961, he returned to the Army Reserves on Aug. 7, 1962. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 5, 1965.

In 1963, he married Carrielee Kizer. To this union two daughters were born.

He was employed by the State of Nebraska Department of Roads in Fremont and Broken Bow. The family moved to Cairo, and he was employed at Sperry New Holland in Grand Island in the plant and later as a field rep. for a number of years. As a field rep. he and his family lived in Woonsocket, S.D.; Enderlin, N.D.; Steele, N.D.; New Holland, Penn.; and Casselton, N.D.

He married Susan Johnstad and they lived in Colby, Kan., and Bismark, N.D. He then worked for Beutz Allis and lived Omaha. In May of 1993, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He moved to St. Paul in 2000.

He was a lifetime member of the Jamestown, N.D. Rural Fire Department and was a Corporal in the 20th Infantry reenactment unit in Jamestown. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and the outdoors and was a reader of history. He was a Golden Glove boxer with the Ord team. He also enjoyed motorcycle hill climbs, telling stories and will be remembered for his laugh and making lifetime friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Lorrie (Roger) Gaukel of Burwell, Michele (Dale) Evan of Lakeville, Minn.; a sister, Donice Woodworth of Central City; and a foster sister, Judy Janovec of Central City and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

, 72, longtime Arthur County rancher, died Sept. 8, 2006, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

He was born March 1, 1934, in North Platte, the son of George and Mary (Hawkins) Landes. He received his early education in Illinois. In 1948 he moved with his parents to Arthur. He graduated from Arthur High School in 1952.

After attending Milford Trade School he was employed on the Plummer Farm. In 1955 he was drafted into the Army. Due to his father’s death he received a hardship discharge and then returned to operate the family ranch.

On July 5, 1958, he married Veronica Krull and the couple resided on the same ranch his entire life. He enjoyed the ranch life and raising Appaloosa horses and Chianina crossbred cattle. He played the guitar for enjoyment and especially liked watching his grandchildren in school activities and sports.

He served as president of the Keith County District 39 at Broken Axel Elementary School. He was on the Board of Directors for Keith County Co-op and was president of Consolidated Telephone Board during the installation of the underground telephone lines in Arthur County.

He was active in community organizations and served as leader of the Broken Horseshoe 4-H Club and served as announcer for the 4-H horse shows for many years. He served as announcer for Arthur Junior Rodeo from 1989 to 2005 and also was assistant leader of the High School Rodeo Club. He was a member of Nebraska Cattlemen Association and the Appaloosa Horse Association. Duane and Veronica enjoyed dancing.

Survivors include his wife, Veronica Landes of Arthur; two daughters, Alana (Clifford) Macomber of Whitman; and Gigi Gardner of Hay Springs; seven grandchildren, Lynx, Sitka, Lemur, and Sable Gardner and Logan, Charmane, and Shania Macomber.

He was preceded death by his parents and son-in-law, Rick Gardner.

, 65, of St. Paul, Neb., died July 7, 2006, at Howard Community Hospital of St. Paul.

He was born Jan. 29, 1941, at Ericson to James A. and Irene C. (Keezer) Woodworth.

He graduated from Ord High School in 1958. He worked on a ranch at Merriman. He entered the United States Army on Aug. 6, 1959, and the Army Reserves on July 14, 1961. He was then recalled for the Cuban Missile Crisis on Oct. 30, 1961, he returned to the Army Reserves on Aug. 7, 1962. He was honorably discharged on Aug. 5, 1965.

In 1963, he married Carrielee Kizer. To this union two daughters were born.

He was employed by the State of Nebraska Department of Roads in Fremont and Broken Bow. The family moved to Cairo, and he was employed at Sperry New Holland in Grand Island in the plant and later as a field rep. for a number of years. As a field rep. he and his family lived in Woonsocket, S.D.; Enderlin, N.D.; Steele, N.D.; New Holland, Penn.; and Casselton, N.D.

He married Susan Johnstad and they lived in Colby, Kan., and Bismark, N.D. He then worked for Beutz Allis and lived Omaha. In May of 1993, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He moved to St. Paul in 2000.

He was a lifetime member of the Jamestown, N.D. Rural Fire Department and was a Corporal in the 20th Infantry reenactment unit in Jamestown. He enjoyed camping, hunting, and the outdoors and was a reader of history. He was a Golden Glove boxer with the Ord team. He also enjoyed motorcycle hill climbs, telling stories and will be remembered for his laugh and making lifetime friends.

Survivors include two daughters, Lorrie (Roger) Gaukel of Burwell, Michele (Dale) Evan of Lakeville, Minn.; a sister, Donice Woodworth of Central City; and a foster sister, Judy Janovec of Central City and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

, 72, longtime Arthur County rancher, died Sept. 8, 2006, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.

He was born March 1, 1934, in North Platte, the son of George and Mary (Hawkins) Landes. He received his early education in Illinois. In 1948 he moved with his parents to Arthur. He graduated from Arthur High School in 1952.

After attending Milford Trade School he was employed on the Plummer Farm. In 1955 he was drafted into the Army. Due to his father’s death he received a hardship discharge and then returned to operate the family ranch.

On July 5, 1958, he married Veronica Krull and the couple resided on the same ranch his entire life. He enjoyed the ranch life and raising Appaloosa horses and Chianina crossbred cattle. He played the guitar for enjoyment and especially liked watching his grandchildren in school activities and sports.

He served as president of the Keith County District 39 at Broken Axel Elementary School. He was on the Board of Directors for Keith County Co-op and was president of Consolidated Telephone Board during the installation of the underground telephone lines in Arthur County.

He was active in community organizations and served as leader of the Broken Horseshoe 4-H Club and served as announcer for the 4-H horse shows for many years. He served as announcer for Arthur Junior Rodeo from 1989 to 2005 and also was assistant leader of the High School Rodeo Club. He was a member of Nebraska Cattlemen Association and the Appaloosa Horse Association. Duane and Veronica enjoyed dancing.

Survivors include his wife, Veronica Landes of Arthur; two daughters, Alana (Clifford) Macomber of Whitman; and Gigi Gardner of Hay Springs; seven grandchildren, Lynx, Sitka, Lemur, and Sable Gardner and Logan, Charmane, and Shania Macomber.

He was preceded death by his parents and son-in-law, Rick Gardner.


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