Plains Edition Obituaries
October 8, 2007
, 77, of Grand Island, died Sept. 24, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 1, 1930, at Atkinson. He is the son of Frank and Josephine “Ziska” Noziska.
He grew up in Atkinson and attended Atkinson High School. He entered the Army on March 13, 1952, and served actively until March 12, 1954. He continued serving in the Army Reserve until his discharge on March 12, 1960.
He married Marie Maruszaski on June 27, 1953, at Baltimore, Md. They lived in the Baltimore area until moving to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1963. He was employed at a diesel mechanic for Greyhound Bus. He began working for International transferring to their Grand Island branch in 1968. Hanson International purchased the business and he continued as a diesel mechanic until retiring in 1992 to care for his wife Marie. She died on Sept. 16, 1995.
He married Ruth Nozicka on April 4, 1997, at Grand Island. They lived in Grand Island.
He enjoyed restoring cars. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Grand Island; two sons, William (Dee) Noziska Jr. of Papillion and Joseph (Kathy) Noziska of Grand Island; two daughters, Shirley (John) Pascoe of Grand Island and Julie (Kenny) Dittmer of Waco; two stepsons, David (Melodie) Nozicka of Ravenna and Michael (Beth) Nozicka of North Platte; two stepdaughters, Constance (Bill) Lowndes of Omaha and Theresa (Gordy) Dye of Sheffield, Iowa; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marge Petersen of O’Neill and Jo (Clint) Davis of Nevada, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie; parents; an infant brother, Michael Noziska; and granddaughter, Annie Noziska.
, Jr., 74, of North Platte died Sept. 20, 2007, at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver, Colo.
He was born June 21, 1933, in Brady to Delbert Sr. and Margaret (Goodwin) Perkins. He grew up south of Paxton and went to school at District #8. He entered the Army, serving during the Korean War. After his discharge he came back to Maxwell where he worked on the Peter Kiewitt Ranch for three years.
He married Mary E. Razes in April of 1956. The couple moved to Sutherland where he worked for a rancher/farmer south of Sutherland.
He also worked for the Standard station before becoming a deputy for Lincoln County. After that he went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad, continuing for 25 years before retiring in 1997. He also worked at Gibsons for several years. He enjoyed his work and was busy all the time.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include a daughter, Joleen (Rocky) Holstein; son, Rodney Perkins; daughter, Teresa Boomer; brothers, Rich (Donna) Perkins and LeRoy (Sharon) Perkins; sisters, Betty (John) Peterson, Alice (Blaine) Berry and Lucille Carland; grandchildren, Amanda (Kyle) Henson, Carrie (Gregg) O’Brien and Tara Cooper; great-grandchildren, Kyla Rae and Megan Taylor Henson; fiance, Linda Buechler Bailey; numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents: wife; and a brother, Robert.
, of Cheyenne died Sept. 25, 2007, at the Davis Hospice Center after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Bridgeport and spent most of his professional life in Cheyenne.
He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Agriculture.
He was an insurance agent retiring from Mutual of Omaha and then continuing with his own agency, Sunrise Insurance until his death. He was a lover of all animals, but was especially fond of horses since his first horse at age three.
Survivors include his wife, Karolyn Middleton; daughter and son-in-law, Renee Middleton and John Mach of Cheyenne; brother, Larry (Donna) Middleton of Las Vegas, Nev.; daughter-in-law, Sue Middleton and granddaughters, Keely and Monica Middleton of Dallas, Texas, as well as several aunts and uncles, nephews, a niece and a host of beloved pets.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Margaret Middleton and his son, Ryan Middleton.
, 88, of Mitchell died Sept. 24, 2007, at the Mitchell Care Center.
She was born Jan. 13, 1919, in Morrill to John and Florence (Harrison) Gibson. She grew up and graduated in Morrill. After graduation she attended the Hastings Business College.
In 1940 she married Reverend John Warning and spent the next 53 years as a supportive wife and mother. Her greatest accomplishment was attending college at the age of 50.
They retired from Chadron, moving to their farm north of Mitchell. After John’s death in 1993, she continued to live on their farm until entering the Mitchell Care Center in 2005.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, collecting coins, working on the farm, as well as helping her family. In her later years she especially enjoyed her pets.
Survivors include her daughter, Margaret (Carl) Rupp of Torrington, Wyo.; granddaughters, Catherine (Sam) Mirich, Carla (Todd) Patterson, and Caren (Joe) Speckner; great-grandsons, Nicholas and Nathan Mirich; great-granddaughters, Natalie Speckner and Josie Patterson, and by several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Warning; son, John Paul Warning; four brothers, and a sister.
, 86 of Ogallala, died Sept. 27, 2007, at the Ogallala Community Hospital.
She was born March 31, 1921, in Madrid, Neb., the daughter of Fred and Katherine (Reifschneider) Reitz. She grew up on a farm north of Paxton. She graduated from the Paxton High School in 1939.
On June 2, 1946, she married Earl Wolf at Paxton. The couple farmed south of Paxton until December of 1980. She was a secretary for the SCS for seventeen years. After retiring they were the groundskeepers for the Keith County Fairgrounds for 21 years.
She enjoyed gardening, friends and neighbors, the morning coffee group and her granddaughters.
Survivors include her husband, Earl Wolf of Ogallala; one daughter, Winni (Don) “Tub” Cunningham of Bridgeport; one son, Herb (Trudy) Wolf of Windsor, Colo.; three granddaughters, Samantha Cunningham of College Station, Texas, Katy Wolf of Greeley, Colo., and Mary Wolf of Windsor, Colo.; one sister, Lillian Flaherty of Olathe, Kan.; a sister-in-law, Elma Reitz of Sutherland and numerous nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and four sisters.