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, 85, of Minatare died March 27, 2006, at Heritage Health Care Center, Gering.

He was born May 31, 1920, in Ogallala, Neb., to Frederick and Edith (Robins) Starkey. He lived in Ogallala until the age of ten and then moved with his family to a ranch north of Lewellen. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945. He moved to Scotts Bluff County in 1948 and farmed six miles east and five and a half miles north of Minatare.

He married Clytie Zongker on June 3, 1954, in Scottsbluff. He also worked 31 campaigns at Great Western Sugar, 25 years year-round, retiring as a sugar boiler on the 3rd floor.

He enjoyed playing pinochle and also played in a country western band.

Survivors include his wife, Clytie Starkey; son, A. J. Starkey of Minatare; daughter, Mary (Kevin) Stocker of Scottsbluff; stepdaughter, Marvel Hoff of Torrington; stepsons, Delmar Morris of Torrington and Jerry (Minnie) Morris of Kimball; 10 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Joe (Charlene Starkey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters, Daisy Richardson of Grand Island, Patsy Kershaw of Colorado Springs, Ethel Hale of Kingsport, Tenn., Norma (Walter) Brott of Ogallala and Faye (Jerry) Brown of Grand Island; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons; son-in-law, Marvin Hoff; brothers, Bill Starkey and Bob Starkey; and sisters, Grace Kemplin, Mae Hayes and Delores Lane.

, 92, of Newman Grove, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died May 8, 2006, at the Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove.

She was born March 16, 1915, at Arthur County, Nebraska to George and Mary (Thun) Eggert. She attended school at Arthur County schools.

On Feb. 10, 1942, she married Edward Guthard at Kearney. She and her husband lived and ranched in Wyoming for a year and then moved to a farm west of North Platte. In 1950 they moved to a farm southeast of Cedar Rapids. Ed died in 1971.

She stayed on the farm until moving to Newman Grove in 2004.

She enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, going to stockcar races, Sunday morning polka and gardening. She especially enjoyed visiting with her great-grandchildren.

Survivors include children, Harley and Vernette Guthard of Cedar Rapids, Ted and Marlyne Guthard of Newman Grove, Evelyn and Dean Gadeken of Lincoln; one brother, Russell Eggert of Lemoyne; sixteen grandchildren and twenty seven great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one infant daughter, four brothers and one sister.

, 70, of Harrison died on April 29, 2006, at his home due to a lengthy illness.

He was born on Dec. 17, 1935, in Harrison. He was the son of Merril and Gertrude (Jordan) Quintard. He attended school at Dist. #82 through the eighth grade and attended Sioux County High School.

He was a member of the Nebraska State Rodeo Association, sponsored by the FFA Chapter, which was organized in 1950. He won several honors through this association. In 1955 he won the National All Around Cowboy Saddle in Harrison.

He was a member of the Rodeo Cowboy Association in 1957 and 1958, competing in the saddle bronc riding and bull riding. In 1958, competing in the saddle bronc riding and bull riding. He was a member of the Harrison Roping Club, holding the president position from 1963 through 1966. He was a member of the Nebraska State Rodeo Association in 1959. He was also a member of the Old Timers Rodeo Association, joining in 1975 and competing in all events. He qualified for Nationals that was in Las Vegas, Nev., in 1978 and 1979.

On June 1, 1957, he married Jean Fleming in Lusk, Wyo. To this union were born a daughter, Misty Dawn and a son, Casey Joe. Bruce and Jean resided on the Quintard Ranch, which had been in the family since 1889.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Jean Quintard; daughter, Misty (Phillip) Skavdahl of Harrison; son, Casey (Callie) Quintard of Big Piney, Wyo.; grandchildren, Amber Skavdahl and Echo and Chris Juhnke of Harrison, Tucker, Hadley, Donnell, Colt and Wyatt Quintard of Big Piney, Wyo.; great grandchildren, Karlee Juhnke and Shane Gluth of Harrison; brother, Lloyd (Sallie) Quintard of Harrison; sisters, Barbara (Phil) Joss and Loretta Serres both of Lusk, Wyo.; mother-in-law, Ruth Fleming of Lusk, Wyo.; number nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

, 89, of Greeley, Colo., died April 27, 2006, in Greeley, Colo.

He was born July 5, 1916, at Lamar, Neb., to Edward and Bertha Klein.

He married Erma Jean Watkins on Nov. 13, 1939. Four children were born to this union.

He farmed near Imperial, Neb., before moving to Lisco, Neb., where he farmed and had the grain elevator.

He married Kathleen Likely on Oct. 28, 1972, and moved to Greeley, Colo., in 1989.

He was a member of the Lisco Presbyterian Church, the Trailblazer Antique Car Club and the Parkinson Support Group. His interests included old cars, remodeling, building, woodworking and playing cards. He was very supportive of his whole family.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; daughters, Karen Batt of Denver, Colo., Karyl (Jim) Webb of Wheatland, Wyo., Peggy (Tony) Escamilla of Cheyenne, Wyo.; son, Ken (Vicki) Klein of Scottsbluff; one stepson, Richard (Lisa) Lichtenberg of Bellevue, Wash.; three stepdaughters, Karyl (Steve) Crook of Petaluma, Calif., Laurel (Bill) Hofmann of Morrison, Colo., Cynthia (Randy) Rademacher of Kearney; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and one step great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma in 1971; his parents; a sister; one son-in-law and a granddaughter.

, 85, of Minatare died March 27, 2006, at Heritage Health Care Center, Gering.

He was born May 31, 1920, in Ogallala, Neb., to Frederick and Edith (Robins) Starkey. He lived in Ogallala until the age of ten and then moved with his family to a ranch north of Lewellen. He served in the United States Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater from 1941 to 1945. He moved to Scotts Bluff County in 1948 and farmed six miles east and five and a half miles north of Minatare.

He married Clytie Zongker on June 3, 1954, in Scottsbluff. He also worked 31 campaigns at Great Western Sugar, 25 years year-round, retiring as a sugar boiler on the 3rd floor.

He enjoyed playing pinochle and also played in a country western band.

Survivors include his wife, Clytie Starkey; son, A. J. Starkey of Minatare; daughter, Mary (Kevin) Stocker of Scottsbluff; stepdaughter, Marvel Hoff of Torrington; stepsons, Delmar Morris of Torrington and Jerry (Minnie) Morris of Kimball; 10 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Joe (Charlene Starkey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sisters, Daisy Richardson of Grand Island, Patsy Kershaw of Colorado Springs, Ethel Hale of Kingsport, Tenn., Norma (Walter) Brott of Ogallala and Faye (Jerry) Brown of Grand Island; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two grandsons; son-in-law, Marvin Hoff; brothers, Bill Starkey and Bob Starkey; and sisters, Grace Kemplin, Mae Hayes and Delores Lane.

, 92, of Newman Grove, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died May 8, 2006, at the Mid-Nebraska Lutheran Home in Newman Grove.

She was born March 16, 1915, at Arthur County, Nebraska to George and Mary (Thun) Eggert. She attended school at Arthur County schools.

On Feb. 10, 1942, she married Edward Guthard at Kearney. She and her husband lived and ranched in Wyoming for a year and then moved to a farm west of North Platte. In 1950 they moved to a farm southeast of Cedar Rapids. Ed died in 1971.

She stayed on the farm until moving to Newman Grove in 2004.

She enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, going to stockcar races, Sunday morning polka and gardening. She especially enjoyed visiting with her great-grandchildren.

Survivors include children, Harley and Vernette Guthard of Cedar Rapids, Ted and Marlyne Guthard of Newman Grove, Evelyn and Dean Gadeken of Lincoln; one brother, Russell Eggert of Lemoyne; sixteen grandchildren and twenty seven great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and one infant daughter, four brothers and one sister.

, 70, of Harrison died on April 29, 2006, at his home due to a lengthy illness.

He was born on Dec. 17, 1935, in Harrison. He was the son of Merril and Gertrude (Jordan) Quintard. He attended school at Dist. #82 through the eighth grade and attended Sioux County High School.

He was a member of the Nebraska State Rodeo Association, sponsored by the FFA Chapter, which was organized in 1950. He won several honors through this association. In 1955 he won the National All Around Cowboy Saddle in Harrison.

He was a member of the Rodeo Cowboy Association in 1957 and 1958, competing in the saddle bronc riding and bull riding. In 1958, competing in the saddle bronc riding and bull riding. He was a member of the Harrison Roping Club, holding the president position from 1963 through 1966. He was a member of the Nebraska State Rodeo Association in 1959. He was also a member of the Old Timers Rodeo Association, joining in 1975 and competing in all events. He qualified for Nationals that was in Las Vegas, Nev., in 1978 and 1979.

On June 1, 1957, he married Jean Fleming in Lusk, Wyo. To this union were born a daughter, Misty Dawn and a son, Casey Joe. Bruce and Jean resided on the Quintard Ranch, which had been in the family since 1889.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Jean Quintard; daughter, Misty (Phillip) Skavdahl of Harrison; son, Casey (Callie) Quintard of Big Piney, Wyo.; grandchildren, Amber Skavdahl and Echo and Chris Juhnke of Harrison, Tucker, Hadley, Donnell, Colt and Wyatt Quintard of Big Piney, Wyo.; great grandchildren, Karlee Juhnke and Shane Gluth of Harrison; brother, Lloyd (Sallie) Quintard of Harrison; sisters, Barbara (Phil) Joss and Loretta Serres both of Lusk, Wyo.; mother-in-law, Ruth Fleming of Lusk, Wyo.; number nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

, 89, of Greeley, Colo., died April 27, 2006, in Greeley, Colo.

He was born July 5, 1916, at Lamar, Neb., to Edward and Bertha Klein.

He married Erma Jean Watkins on Nov. 13, 1939. Four children were born to this union.

He farmed near Imperial, Neb., before moving to Lisco, Neb., where he farmed and had the grain elevator.

He married Kathleen Likely on Oct. 28, 1972, and moved to Greeley, Colo., in 1989.

He was a member of the Lisco Presbyterian Church, the Trailblazer Antique Car Club and the Parkinson Support Group. His interests included old cars, remodeling, building, woodworking and playing cards. He was very supportive of his whole family.

Survivors include his wife, Kathleen; daughters, Karen Batt of Denver, Colo., Karyl (Jim) Webb of Wheatland, Wyo., Peggy (Tony) Escamilla of Cheyenne, Wyo.; son, Ken (Vicki) Klein of Scottsbluff; one stepson, Richard (Lisa) Lichtenberg of Bellevue, Wash.; three stepdaughters, Karyl (Steve) Crook of Petaluma, Calif., Laurel (Bill) Hofmann of Morrison, Colo., Cynthia (Randy) Rademacher of Kearney; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and one step great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma in 1971; his parents; a sister; one son-in-law and a granddaughter.


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