Plains Edition Obituaries 2-18-12 |

Plains Edition Obituaries 2-18-12

Stanley D. Burnside, 61, of Stapleton, Neb., passed away February 7, 2012, after a long bout with cancer in Firth, Neb.

Stanley was born on July 18, 1950 in North Platte, Neb., to Roy A. and Lila S. (Joedeman) Burnside. He grew up on the Wilcox place west of Stapleton, Neb., and after attending country school graduated from Stapleton High School in 1968.

After graduation, Stan joined the Nebraska National Guard and took employment for Dean Hanna at AA Service Station. Later he became the fuel delivery man at Logan County Coop and on one of these trips he met his wife to be. In 1970, Stanley married Roberta Meyers-Baker. The couple purchased the Weber place south of Stapleton, Neb. At this time Stan embarked on his God given love of farming, starting out with a little rented land, then custom farming with his Uncle Robert Joedeman. He loved to raise crops and livestock.

Stanley will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. Stan never knew a stranger and was an extremely giving person. He loved to visit with his neighbors, especially his friend James Main. They would talk on the cell phone for hours. Stan could fix about anything, whatever was pulled up by the shop after a time would come out running like new. When he wasn’t on the farm, Stan loved to travel. He and Roberta took many trips to the west coast seeing family and the girls on the way. Stanley attended Gandy Community Bible Church where he was a member and enjoyed fellowship with his church family.

The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa, Okla., for their wonderful care of Stanley.

He is survived by his wife Roberta of Stapleton, Neb.; five children, Yvonne (Ron) Meachum of Parowan, Utah, Carole (Scott) Brotherton of Cheyenne, Wyo., Teri (Brian) Maciejewski of Denver, Colo., Rich and Polly Burnside of Stapleton, Neb., and Craig (Jessica) Burnside of Firth, Neb.; a brother, Alan (Charlene) Burnside of Stapleton, Neb.; grandchildren, Tyler (Megan) Meachum , Jenna (Benjamin) Marshall, Levi Meachum, Daniel (Rachel Roberts) Warren, Kensie, Kaylee, Hannah, and Caleb Burnside, Emily and Rayley Burnside; great-grandchildren, Reece Meachum, Jael Marshall; uncles Robert (Luella) Joedeman of Stapleton, Neb., Harold (Mary) Joedeman of Stapleton, Neb., and Henry (Joyce) Joedeman of Aurora, Neb.; aunts, Joyce (George) Schaeffer of Stapleton, Neb., Rose (Jim) Wonch of Stapleton, Neb., and Willa (Clarence) Hendrich of Portis, Kan.; a special cousin and caregiver, Patricia Lewis of Lincoln, Neb.; niece Priscilla (Greg) Vega, North Platte, Neb., and nephew Dean Burnside of Stapleton, Neb.; numerous other family members and friends.

He was preceeded in death by his parents, and several uncles and aunts.

Memorial services were held February 13, 2012 at the North Platte Berean Church.

Burial was at the McCain Cemetery near Stapleton, Neb.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Treatment Center of America or to the donor’s choice.

Online condolences can be made at

Stormy Layne Jessen, 34, of Oshkosh, Neb., passed away February 6, 2012 at the Garden County Health Services Hospital in Oshkosh, Neb.

He was born on a stormy spring morning, April 15, 1977 at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyo., to Jim and Gwen (Keas) Jessen.

Stormy moved with the family to Lisco, Neb., in June of 1980 when he was 3-years-old. He graduated from Lisco Grade School in 1992 and graduated from Garden County High School in 1996. He was a student at Curtis Technical School of Agriculture in the fall of 1996. During his school years, he enjoyed playing football, wrestling and played the saxophone his freshman year. He was eager to help on the family farm and began raking hay at the age of eight years. After his school years, he worked in Lincoln, Neb., as a welder for a year and returned to take over the farming responsibilities at Muddy Creek Farms with his dad in 1998.

Stormy continued to take on the total management of Muddy Creek Farms in addition to his own custom farming and starting his own trucking business, SJ Trucking. He was a progressive farmer who kept up on all the new farming technologies available. He was a hard worker, a perfectionist and dedicated to his work.

He was married to Juanita Trevizo on January 7, 2006. They later divorced. In the spring of 2011, he met Morgan Pieper. They were engaged and planned to marry. Stormy was a wonderful father to their son, Hunter Layne. He was looking forward to the birth of their son in June of 2012.

When Stormy took time out for fun, he enjoyed hunting geese, fishing, video games, cruising around in his boat on the lake and jet skiing. He was an avid NASCAR fan, travelling to Las Vegas and Kansas City to take in the races. He also treasured and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family playing cards and board games, especially backgammon. When anyone was ill and needing help, he was always there to support and encourage them. He was a great cook on his Trager grill and made his own delicious jerky.

He is survived by his parents, Jim and Gwen Jessen of Lisco, Neb.; his sisters, Summer (Anthony) Parker of North Platte, Neb., and Mariah Jessen of Lincoln, Neb.; his fiance, Morgan Pieper; sons, Hunter Layne and baby on the way; grandmothers, Rosella Jessen of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Geraldine McCormick of Oshkosh, Neb.; aunts and uncles, Galen (Lois) Keas of Alda, Neb., Byron (Betty) McCormick of Oshkosh, Neb., and Susan (Kent) Elmshaeuser of North Platte, Neb., Terry Jessen and Diana of Scottsbluff, Neb., and Brian (Kim) Epp of Lisco, Neb.; nephew, Chance Parker; niece, Kianna Parker of North Platte, Neb.; longtime friend Trent McVicker; numerous cousins and their families; many, many friends and his faithful companions, Bella, Allie, and JD.

He was preceded in death by his grandpas Leo Jessen and Donald McCormick and his uncle, Jerry Jessen.

Memorial services were held February 11, 2012 at the Oshkosh City Auditorium.

Burial followed at the Berea Cemetery south of Oshkosh, Neb.

Family and friends may sign the guest book and leave condolences online at

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stormy Jessen Memorial Fund.

Robert Max Taylor, 91, of Lincoln, Neb., passed away January 23, 2012 at his home.

He was born on March 7, 1920 in Lincoln, Neb., to Max William and Rebecca Catherine (Jenkins) Taylor.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 to 1945 in the European Theatre.

He married Lorraine Bishop on December 25, 1945 in Lincoln.

Robert was a self employed oil jobber. He delivered fuel and oil to area farmers and businesses. He enjoyed camping and sailing with his family.

Robert is survived by his wife, Lorraine of Lincoln, Neb.; sons and spouses, John and Lisi Taylor of Beaumont, Texas; Douglas and Linda Taylor of Tigard, Ore.; daughters and spouses, Sarah Taylor of Lincoln, Neb.; Susan and Steven Olds of Chewelah, Wash.; Deborah and Thomas Swanson of Lincoln, Neb.; 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Richard and Donald; sisters, DeLoris Barrett and Dorothy Mae Taylor in infancy.

Cremation took place and services were held at Wyuka Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

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