Plains Edition Obituaries 2-11-12 |

Plains Edition Obituaries 2-11-12

Pauline Mary (Boman) Neu, 87, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away January 21, 2012 at her home.

She was born September 18, 1924 in Oshkosh, Neb., to Dan and Pearl (Jergensen) Boman. She attended Eastwood School near Broadwater, Neb., and graduated from Broadwater High School in 1942. She then took Normal School training and went on to teach school at Eastwood.

Pauline married Daniel F. Neu on September 24, 1944 at Camp Wolters, Mineral Wells, Texas. After World War II, Dan and Pauline returned to western Nebraska, worked, and started their family. Three children were born to this union – Larry Jan, Darrell Alan, and Alecia Marie. Pauline was a homemaker and worked alongside her husband in their construction and farming operations. In 1968, they moved to Pueblo, Colo., where they continued to farm until they purchased Pueblo Sanitation in 1976. Pauline worked in the office of the business until retirement.

She was involved in many activities including: Rebekahs, where she was a Past Noble Grand; Order of Eastern Star No. 260 in Bridgeport, Neb.; Past Guardian of Job’s Daughter’s Bethel 22 in Bridgeport, Neb.; PEO, Chapter FW; Daughters of the Nile; Shriners Ladies; Pueblo County Republican Women; American Historical Society of German’s from Russia; member of Tabor Lutheran Church; home extension clubs; bible study; and bridge clubs.

Pauline was very blessed with a loving marriage of 67 years, three children, nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She enjoyed traveling the world and stopping along the way to visit family and friends, knitting, crocheting, and playing cards and dominoes with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Dan; son Larry (Mary Bea) of Craig, Colo., son Darrell (Leanne) of Pueblo, Colo., and daughter Alecia (Darrell) Kraupie of Bridgeport, Neb.; grandchildren Kristen, Del, and Hardan Kraupie, all of Bridgeport, Neb., Joshlyn (Matt) Moser of Gering, Neb., Lindsey Neu and Andrea Neu, both of Pueblo, Colo., Matt (Carol) Vassek of Bluff City, Tenn., Martin Vassek of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Melody (Albert) Villard of Craig, Colo., God-granddaughter Lindsey Kawcak; great-grandchildren Kelton, Chloe, Rylee, and Tess Villard of Craig, Colo.; sisters Bernice New of Elizabeth, Colo., Annamarie Boman of Bridgeport, Neb.; numerous special in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother Harry Boman, brother Loren H. Boman, and great-grandson Cadan Jacob Kraupie.

Memorial services were held January 28, 2012 at Tabor Lutheran Church in Pueblo, Colo.

Memorial contributions may be made to Shrine Children’s Hospital Transportation Fund in care of the family.

Justin L. Floyd, 95, passed away January 30, 2012, at the Sutherland Care Center in Sutherland, Neb.

He was born to Justin E. and Nora Belle (Hibbs) Floyd on June 28, 1916, on his grandfather Warren Floyd’s homestead near Smithfield, Neb. In 1930, the Floyd family moved to Hayes County, Neb. He attended School District No. 63 in Concord Township, and the Nebraska School of Agriculture in Curtis, Neb., graduating in 1935. He attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb.

Justin volunteered for the draft in January 1940. In March 1941, he was inducted into the Nebraska National Guard. While Justin was in the Army, he met Sarah Trawick in Little Rock. They were married on June 27, 1942, in Los Angeles, Calif. Justin served on the Aleutian Islands Campaign as Staff Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion, 134th Infantry. He was stationed on Adak Island from August 27, 1942, until April 1, 1944. He was then stationed at Camp Robinson from May 1944 until he was discharged on November 14, 1945. After he was discharged, he and Sally moved to Hayes County, Neb.

Justin was a lifelong farmer/rancher in Hayes County, Neb., until his retirement in 1976. During his retirement, he was active helping the Senior Center serve meals on wheels. Justin was a permanent member of American Legion Post 287 in Hayes Center, Neb., and a life member of VFW Post 6219 in Culbertson, Neb.

He is survived by his three sons and families, Roger and Loretta of Hayes Center, Neb., and their children, Nicole Younger (DeVern), Andrew (Josie), Mike and Steve (Tiffani); Randy and Elaine of Sandia Park, N.M., and their children, Aaron and Graham; Ray and Marjory of Douglas, Wyo., and their daughter, Dusti Boyer; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Justin and Nora; wife, Sally; sister, Pauline Floyd and grandson, Tom Floyd.

Memorial services were held Feb. 3, 2012 at Bethal Baptist Church in Hayes Center, Neb.

Burial was in the Hayes Center Cemetery.

Friends may send condolences online at

LeRoy Fritzler, 84, of North Platte, Neb., passed away January 2, 2012 at his home after a long illness.

He was born in Dighton, Kan., on July 17, 1927. He farmed and ranched most of his life in Ness and Rush counties.

He was a very good farmer and rancher, with yields consistently near the top in the county. More importantly, he was a good father, a good friend and a good neighbor, always ready to do his part, and more.

He lived by his principles of fairness and honesty, with many a business deal done just by giving his word. He will be missed for a long time by his many friends, and family.

Except for serving two years in the Marine Corps, he farmed and ranched all his life until his retirement.

He is survived by two sons, Max and Mike, and by four grandsons.

Memorial services were held January 5, 2012 at Adams and Swanson Funeral Home. Memorial services in Kansas were held January 7, 2012 at Fitzgerald’s Funeral Home in Ness City, Kan.

Burial was in Ness City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association or donor’s choice in his name.

Online condolences can be made at

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