Plains Edition Obituaries 3-24-12 |

Plains Edition Obituaries 3-24-12

Janice Genevieve Marshall, 72, of North Platte, Neb., passed away on March 15, 2012, at the Chase County Hospital in Imperial, Neb.

Janice was born on October 28, 1939, in Valentine, Neb., to Wilford and Lula Louise Homan Roether. She grew up and attended school in Valentine. On November 25, 1954, Janice married Dowe Correll Marshall in Mission, S.D. They made their home on the Wolfenden Ranch south of Valentine where their children were born and she was a homemaker. They later moved into Valentine where she worked at the hospital and took nurse’s training. The family then moved to a ranch between White River and Mission, S.D., for several years before moving to North Platte in the mid 1960s.

Janice attended Mid-Plains Community College to continue nurse’s training. She then went to work at Linden Manor, North Platte Care Center and Centennial Park Retirement Village. She also did private duty nursing for five years until retiring. Aside from raising her children and grandchildren, retirement was the most gratifying part of her life.

Janice and Dowe enjoyed going to rodeos, traveling and playing cards. They were known as ‘Ma’ and ‘Pa’ to many children and parents in the neighborhood. Janice loved to care for and play with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling and bowled in leagues for several years. She loved to sew, crochet and do embroidery, making her children clothing and many other hand made items. She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church where she taught Sunday School and held various positions within the church.

Janice is survived by her three daughters, Mary Adame, of Grand Island, Neb., and Janice (Dennis) Skiver and Genevieve Lynn (C.G.) Taylor, all of North Platte, Neb.; a son, Dowe C., Jr. (Deb) Marshall, of Grant, Neb.; grandchildren, Justine, Chelsie, Ray, Kyle, La Vonda, Sara, Matthew, Jenna, Darick and Alisha; numerous great-grandchildren; five sisters, Donna Willis, Pat Warden, Jean Powell, Joyce Romero and Kay Roether; three brothers, Terry (Carol) Roether, Vern Roether and Butch ‘Bill’ Roether; many nieces, nephews and other family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dowe, Sr.; her parents, Wilford and Lula Roether; a brother, Ray Roether; and an infant granddaughter.

Funeral services were held March 20, 2012, at the First Assembly of God Church. Burial followed in the Miriam Cemetery southeast of North Platte, Neb.

Memorials are suggested to the Lincoln County Senior Center.

Online Condolences may be sent to

Donald Robert Apolius, 51, of Ogallala, Neb., passed away March 7, 2012 in his home.

He was born September 3, 1960 in Ogallala, Neb., the son of Emil and Rita (Snyder) Apolius.

He attended rural school District 22 and Ogallala Public Schools, graduating from Ogallala High School in 1978.

On January 16, 1982, Don married Shiela Marie Dunn at St. Johns Lutheran Church. The couple made their home on the family farm.

He was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church south of Ogallala, Neb. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. Don especially enjoyed gambling trips to Deadwood, S.D.. and watching the Price is Right.

He is survived by his wife Shiela Apolius and son Jamie Apolius, both of Ogallala, Neb.; son Josh (Megan) Apolius of Grant, Neb.; and mother Rita Apolius of Ogallala, Neb.; father-in-law and mother-in-law Melvin and Carol Dunn of Ogallala, Neb.; one brother Bobby (Sue) Apolius of Keystone, Neb.; two sisters-in-law Beth (Lonne) Hansmeier and Laura (Luis) Rivas, all of Ogallala, Neb.; brother-in-law Melvin (Barb) Dunn of St. Francis, Kan.; grandfather Herb Davison of Ogallala, Neb.; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Emil Apolius in 1982.

A Celebration of his Life and Gathering of Friends was held at the Hill Top Inn at Lake McConaughy on March 10, 2012.

The family chose cremation.

Memorial contributions may be made to a memorial established in his memory.

Online Condolences may be sent to

LaDonnia Kay Lindgren, 71, passed away March 17, 2012 at the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center in Oberlin, Kan.

She was born November 14, 1940 to Elmer E. and Virginia E. (Troxell) Lorimer at McCook, Neb.

LaDonnia married Leroy W. Lindgren in Winter, S.D., on April 9, 1956. To this union two children were born. They made their home in Glendale, Calif., where Leroy worked for the International Union Operating Engineers Local 12 operating heavy equipment. Leroy retired in 1979 and moved his family back to Trenton, Neb., where he purchased the family farm.

She enjoyed gardening, baking and making crafts, but most of all she loved her family and children.

She is survived by her son, Darren Lindgren of North Platte, Neb.; daughter, Jannette Lindgren of McCook, Neb.; brother, Jack Lorimer and wife, Sandra of McCook, Neb.; sister, Carrol Ginther and husband, J.R. of Gem, Kan.; special caregiver, Peanuts of McCook, Neb.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Virginia; her husband, Leroy on March 17, 2011; one sister, Delores and; one brother Willard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Graveside services were held March 22, 2012 at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Inurnment was at Memorial Park Cemetery in McCook, Neb.

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