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Plains Edition Obituaries

Mamie “Gertie” G. Williams, 91, of North Platte died Aug. 29, 2007, at Linden Court.

She was born Aug. 11, 1916, to John and Pearl Curtis Rawlings. She grew up on a farm near Archer and graduated from Central City High School.

She was united in marriage to Orville L. Williams on Nov. 19, 1937, at Grand Island. In 1949, they moved to the North Platte area where she was employed by Schweser’s for many years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was past president of the Oldtimers, Junior Oldtimers and was also a volunteer at the hospital.

Survivors include her sons, Gary (Sandy) Williams of Muscatine, Iowa, Donald Williams of Lincoln, John (Barbara) Williams of North Platte, and Richard (Judy) Williams of Oskaloosa, Iowa; two sisters, Bethel Hild of Cozad and Nita Watkins of Central City; 11 grandchildren, Jennifer, Courtney, Rebecca, Robby, Christopher, Matthew, Daniel, Margaret, Michael, Shelley, and Jeff; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers, Cecil, John, and Leonard; and three sisters, Lilly, Opal and Pauline.

Darrell L. Roeder, 67, of Kearney died Aug. 28, 2007, at his home.

He was born July 18, 1940, in Maxwell to Jesse and Besse (Harrison) Roeder.

On Dec. 22, 1961, he married Francis Kersting in Kearney.

He grew up in the Gibbon area and received his education in Gibbon. He entered the U.S. Army in 1958 and was honorably discharged from the Army Reserve in 1964.

They lived in Kearney, where he was a self-employed roofer. His hobbies included fishing, hunting and playing card games. He loved the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife; son, Rod of Kearney; daughter, Angie Burns of Kearney; brothers, Wayne of Orleans, Delmer of Lexington, Dennis of Amherst, Dale of Kearney and Danny of Shelton; and sisters, Doris McGinnis of Kansas and Deloris Lafreniere of Kearney; daughter-in-law, Connie Roeder of Kearney; son-in-law, Hal Burns of Kearney; grandchildren, Vincent, Nicholas, Justin and Jessica Burns, all of Kearney; step-grandchildren, Tawnya, Chris and Holly Liner, all of Kearney; and great-grandchildren, Kami, Jaiden and Justina Liner of Kearney.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and one sister.

Rex C. Tulloss, 93, of Hay Springs died Aug. 24, 2007.

He was one of five children born to pioneer Nebraskans, Fred and Retta (Doyle) Tulloss.

Following High School graduation in 1931, he worked for many years for the AAA Farm Program, departing as the Chief Clerk. He then enrolled at Curtiss Wright Technical Institute in Glendale, Calf. He graduated with a license in Airplane and Engine Mechanics. Immediately upon graduation, he joined the Navy and saw duty in the Solomon Islands and with the Naval Air Transport Service in Hawaii as a Chief Aviation Mechanist Mate. For several years after the war, he was employed as an Aviation Mechanic at Chadron Municipal Airport. He became an employee of the First National Bank of Hay Springs. On Jan. 1, 1955, he was elected President of the Bank, a position he held until selling his interest in 1978.

On Jan. 1, 1942, the was united in marriage to Edna C. Peters of Hay Springs.

He was extremely interested and active in the economic life of Hay Springs. He was a prime mover in bringing the Sunset Heights Housing project, the Pioneer manor Nursing Home, and the Pioneer Court Apartments to the City. He was an original Nursing Home Board Member and served on the Board for 35 years. He was also involved in bringing in the swimming pool, the New Methodist Church, the Park on Main Street and made first inroads and was keenly interested in the development of the Lister-Sage Building.

He was a member of many organizations. A 50-year member of the American Legion, as well as a member of the V.F.W., the Hay Springs School Board and the Chamber of Commerce.

He was affiliated with the United Methodist Church of Hay Springs, the Hay Springs Masonic Lodge, the York Rite, the Scottish Rite and Tehama Shriners.

Survivors include his wife, Edna; daughter, Joella (Jerry) Herzog of Newport Beach, Calif.; sister, Alyce Myhre of Scottsbluff; sister: Ellene (Arthur) Montagne of Menifee, Calif.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Val Tulloss of Chadron and various nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John of Rocky Mountain, N.C., and brother, Val of Chadron.

Helen Haden Biernbaum, 90, of Rapid City, S.D., died on Sept. 5, 2007, at Westhills Health Care.

She was born Nov. 16, 1916, in White, S.D., to Earl and Norella Fry. As a young girl, she attended high school in Aberdeen, Brookings, and Rapid City along with her sister, Phyllis, and brother, Harry. She was very active in the Glee Club, the choir, and other high school activities.

On April 3, 1938, she married Maurice H. Biernbaum in Rapid City. They were married for 58 wonderful years. They had three children and remained in Rapid City their entire lives. Maurice passed away in December of 1996.

She remained active throughout her life. She was an avid golfer, bridge player, and gardener. She was an exceptional wife, mother and grandmother and her family will miss her very much.

Survivors include her sister, Phyllis Helzer of Chadron; her daughter, Susan Goodwin of Rapid City; two sons, Mark Biernbaum of Billings, Mont., and Robert (Debbie) Biernbaum of Rapid City, S.D.; two granddaughters, Kristin Goodwin of Rapid City, S.D., and Kimberly (Dave) Peters and their children Haden, Hanah, and Brittney of Houston, Texas; one cousin, Betty Engel of Rapid City; her sister-in-law, Emma Fry of Rapid City; and Kirk Goodwin of Rapid City.

Ardyce Danielson, 85, of Holdrege, formerly of Axtell, died Sept. 9, 2007, at Holdrege Memorial Homes.

She was born Oct. 19, 1921, in Hildreth to Henry and Ida (Schmidt) Dunse.

On March 8, 1952, she married Harlan Danielson in Omaha. He died Feb. 11, 2004.

She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She graduated from Fort Calhoun High School. She lived and worked in Omaha for several years.

They lived on the Danielson homestead near Axtell. In 2000, they moved to Holdrege.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church south of Axtell.

Survivors include her sons, Brian (Alicia) of San Diego and Roger (Marilyn) of Holdrege; sisters, Olga Lindgren of Minden and Peggy Smith of Walnut Creek, Calif.; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.


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