Allen-Waterbury newspaper obit notices from the
The scrapbook of Laura Agnes Ewing Brown
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1952 | MONEY, Oliver Wells, was born at Beaman, Iowa June 1, 1878 and death occurred at home on Sunday, July 27, 1952. He had just passed his 74th birthday.
          
At the age of six he was baptized in the Methodist Church of Beaman and later his letter was tranfered to the First Lutheran church at Allen. His early education was in the schools at Wallace, Nebraska.  Later he was graduated from the State Teachers College at Peru.
          
On Oct 9, 1901 he was united in marriage with Mae L ALLEN at Allen, Nebraska. To this union were born four children, Minola, Mrs Ralph RILEY of Berkley CA, Oliver Allen, who preceded him in death in 1932, William Jesse of Blair and Dorothy, Mrs W S TRIGGS of Sioux City.
          
During the years 1897 to 1910 he followed the teaching profession and in 1910 he was engaged in farming on the John Allen homestead south of Allen.
          
Brother Money was a member of many years standing of the Masonic Lodge and was elected Worshipful Master of Golden Rule Lodge No 236 from 1926 to 1928. Twenty four years ago he was elected secretary of the lodge in which capacity he was serving at the time of his death, and was also instrumental in the founding of the Dixon County Masonic Association.
          
Other fraternal organizations with which he was affiliated are Opal Chapter No 195 Order of the Eastern Star and Haggai Chapter No 39, Royal Arch Masons.
          
Besides his wife, three children and an adopted son, Allen D MONEY, he is survived by three sisters, Etta, Mrs Ed CASSUO of Casseville MO, Edith, Mrs V G SMITH of Norfolk, and Mary, Mrs Arthur FEGLEY of Dixon, also one brother, William B MONEY of Lincoln.
          
He identified himself with the work of good fellowship in the community, to extend sympathy to others in their sorrow and to give wise counsel in their troubles.
          
Funeral services were held at the First Lutheran Church at Allen, Thursday at 2 o'clock, with Rev Karl O Zavadil, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in Eastview cemetery in charge of the Masonic Lodge.

1952 | MARKLEY, Mrs Ida Ellen LANHAM, was born April 18, 1864 at Danville, Illinois, and passed away at her home near Allen, Nov 10, 1952 at the age of 88 years, 6 months and 23 days.
          
When a young woman she left her Illinois home and settled near Blue Mound, Kansas, where she met and married Jonathan L MARKLEY on July 29, 1885.
          
To this union were born six daughters and one son.  Her husband, two daughters and a son preceded her in death.
          
She was an active member of the Sharon community church near Danbury, Iowa for many years.
          
In 1912 the family moved to a farm near Allen, Nebraska. In 1927, she with her husband and daughter Edna, moved to the present family home east of Allen, where she reside until her death.
          
She leaves to mourn her passing four daughters, Mrs Eva BALDWIN of Nevada MO, Mrs George A CLARKE of Mulino OR, Mrs Ora FITCH and Miss Edna MARKLEY, both of Allen; nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and many other relatives and a host of friends.
          
Funeral services were held from the Methodist church at Allen on Thursday at 2 o'clock, with the Rev Karl O Zavadil officiating.  Eldred Smith accompanied by Mrs Josie Hill, sang.  Interment was in Eastside (sic) cemetery at Allen.

1952 | PUCKETT, Ira S, 76, a resident of Dixon county for about 70 years, died Friday night at the Wakefield hospital after more than a year of illness.
          
Mr Puckett was born Sept 12, 1875 at Salem, Iowa. In March 1883 he came to Dixon county with his parents where he farmed near Allen with the exception of three years in Holt county.
          
On Nov 25, 1897, Mr Puckett married Elsie Laura ROBERTS at Allen. She died Aug 14, 1946.  He was a member of the Friends church at Allen, his father being the first recorded minister in that community.
          
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs Zella ZEIMER of Sandy OR, Mrs Zeta SWANSON of Sioux City, and Miss Elzore PUCKETT of Allen; seven sons, Glen of South Sioux City, Cyril of Calwell ID, Everett of Palmer ID, Neal of Grand Island NE, Ollie of Marcus IA, Jess of Glendale CA, and James of Allen; a brother, and 26 grandchildren.
          
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday at the Friends church. Rev Doyle Patterson of Plainview NE and Rev Vern Ellis of Allen officiated. Vault entombment was in the Springbank Friends cemetery under the direction of Mohr's Mortuary.

1957 | BROTHERTON, Mrs Edith Helen, 83, a lifelong resident of Nebraska who died Thursday at Pender, were held at 2:30 pm Sunday at the McConnaha and Kempf funeral home in Emerson.  Rev WW Elliott of Pender officated and burial was in the Dakota City cemetery.
          
Mrs Brotherton died the day of the funeral of her husband, Frank Brotherton, who died two days earlier at the same hospital.
          
Mrs Brotherton, a daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry POWELL, was born August 22, 1873, in Walkers Island, west of South Sioux City.  She had been ill three weeks.
          
They were married in Dakota City August 23, 1892, and last August Mr and Mrs Brotherton celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary.  They had resided in the Waterbury community for 27 years.  She was a member of the Christian church (Disciples of Christ).
          
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs Ethel MUMMERT of Los Angeles, Mrs Ada BLACK of Dallas TX, and Mrs Ida WOODS of Sioux City; three sons, Myles and John, both of Waterbury, and Marvin of Sioux City; a sister, Mrs Ida ANDERSON of Kennebec SD.  A son, Arthur, and two daughters, Mrs Della LAHRS and Mrs Sadie LAHNFORD preceded her in death.
          
Eleven grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers were six grandsons who were pallbearers for Mr Brotherton; Charles, Kenneth and David Black, Dallas Lahrs and James and David Woods.

1958 April | BOCK, George, 74, Allen, who died April 2 at the Wakefield hospital, services held Saturday at Springbank Friends church at Allen. Rev Edwards officiated with burial in Eastview cemetery.
          
Mr Bock farmed northeast of Allen. He was born in Germany.
          
Survivors include the widow, Odessa; three sons, Fay and Lloyd of Allen; Harold of Arlington CA; two daughters Mrs Florence DeGRAFF of California and Mrs Lois HANSEN of Allen; two sisters, Mrs Anna McMARTIN of Fremont and Mrs Hattie SPITZER of Parcel ND.
          
He was preceded in death by a son Floyd, who was killed in World War II, and a daughter who died in infancy.

1958 June | EWING, John L, 73, Waterbury, funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday in the Waterbury Methodist church.
            
Rev Howard Peterson of Belden NE will officiate.  Burial, under the direction of the Mohr funeral home of Ponca NE, will be in Springbank cemetery at Allen NE.
            
Mr Ewing died Monday at a Sioux City hospital after a brief illness. Surviving are two brothers, Everett of Lohrville IA, and Clare of Lyons NE; a sister Mrs Odessa BOCK of Allen, and a niece Mrs Von BROWN of Waterbury, with whom he had made his home for several years.
            
Mr Ewing was born in Wisconsin Oct 8, 1884. He came to Nebraska as a child.  He farmed for several years near Allen and worked for the Burlington railroad from 1926 through 1956.

1959 | SUNDT, Edith, 70, of Waterbury who died Wednesday at her home after a brief illness, services were held Saturday at the Salem Lutheran church west of Dakota City.
          
Rev Carl I Empson of Dakota City and Rev M B Simon of Allen officiated with burial in the Taylor cemetery near Homer, under the direction of Jack Becker funeral service.
          
Pallbearers were Raymond Sundt, Fred Krumwiede, Maxwell Krumwiede, Jack Hickey, Emory Bobier and George Sohn.
          
Mrs Sundt was born Dec 8, 1888, in South Sioux City.  She was married to Henry W SUNDT Feb 17, 1906 in Sioux City.  She lived in the Jackson and Hubbard communities until moving to Waterbury in 1942.
          
She was a member of the First Lutheran church at Allen.
          
Survivors are the widower; two daughters, Mrs Evelyn PIERCE of Waterbury and Mrs Lucille GRAVES of Sioux City; two sons, Maynard and Ellsworth of Modesto CA; three sisters, Mrs Emma KRUMWIEDE of Los Angeles, Mrs Minnie SOHN and Mrs Esther EBEL, both of South Sioux; a brother, Henry BIERMAN of South Sioux, and one grandson.

1959 | WILSON, Amanda, 78, 309 East 23rd St, who died Tuesday at her home after a long illness, will be held today, Thursday, at the First Methodist church here.
          
Rev Homer Clements will officiate. The body will be sent from the Otto E Kuk funeral home to DeKalb IL for burial.
          
Mrs Wilson was born Oct 15, 1880, in Sycamore IL. She went to the vicinity of Allen in 1901.  She resided in Allen until 1955, then moved to South Sioux City.
          
The Wilsons observed their 58th wedding anniversary last Friday.
          
Survivors include the widower, Albert; a son, Clarence of Allen; two daughters, Mrs Howard, Mildred, WISE of Rockford IL, and Mrs Donald, Ethel, BEND of Waterman IL, four grandchildren and five great grandchildren; two brothers, Andrew J PETERSON and Will, both of DeKalb IL; four sisters, Miss Jenny PETERSON and Mrs Gust HOGMAN, both of Dekalb, Mrs Harry OLSON of Aurora IL, and Mrs Freda BEND of Waterman.
          
Mrs Wilson was a member of the Methodist church in Allen, and the WSCS of the Methodist church in South Sioux City.

1961 | NOE, Mrs Alva, 40, who died about midnight Sunday at a hospital where she was a patient for a heart ailment, services will be at 2 pm Wednesday at the Methodist church.  Rev CE Custer will officate. Burial will be in Grace Hill cemetery under direction of the Barnard funeral home.
          
Nrs Noe was born Sept 7, 1820, at Tyndall SD. She lived at Hubbard NE and Allen NE before serving as a Wac during World War 2.
          
She was married to Ivoran Noe on Oct 21, 1946, at Sioux City. They lived at Sioux City before coming to Hawarden last December.
          
She was a member of the Methodist church and a member of the American Legion.
          
Survivors include the widower; a daughter, Patricia, at home; her parents, Mr and Mrs William DAVENPORT of Emerson NE; a brother, Maurice DAVENPORT and a sister Miss Elsie DAVENPORT, both of Emerson NE.

1962 | ELLIS, Walter Rush, 82, well known Dixon County resident who died Thursday at a Wakefireld hosptial after a brief illness, services were held Sunday at the Springbank Friends church at Allen.
          
Rev Phyllis Hickman officated with burial in the Springbank cemetery.
          
Pallbearers were Ollie Puckett, Kenneth Mathieson, Bill Snyder, LeRoy Roberts, Vern Jones and Vernon Ellis.
          
Music was furnished by Mr and Mrs Marvin Burgess with Mrs Clarence Emry as pianist.
          
Mr Ellis was president of the former Allen Co-operative Credit Corporation and helped to reorganize the association and open the Security State Bank in 1944. He became the bank's first president and served as chairman of the board of directors for years.

He was a longtime member of the Farmers Co-Operative Elevator board of directors, and was a member of the school board of the Allen Consolidated school district for 18 years. 
He became interested in the Rough Rock Friends mission for Navaho Indians in Arizona, and made a trip to the mission in 1956.

He served on the board of the Springbank Friends church for many years. He also was a member of the Springbank male quartet which performed throughout this area.


Mr Ellis was born April 29, 1879, in Dixon county and lived on the farm homesteaded by his parents.  He attended Wayne State college and the University of Nebraska.  He married Manie JONES Feb 26, 1902.  She died Sept 7, 1908.  He married Nora JONES, Oct 27, 1909.  Mrs Ellis died Aug 17, 1959.
Survivors include three sons, Marvin and Herbert of Allen, and Lee of Portland OR; three duaghers, Mrs Gladys RAINFORTH of Grand Island NE, Mrs Zella McAFEE of Greenleaf ID, and Mrs Florence CURRY of Ponca; a brother, Rev Edwin Ellis of Waterloo IA; a sister, Miss Mary ELLIS of Sioux City; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

1962 | JONES, Sylvia Belle, 80, Waterbury, who died unexpectedly Tuesday evening at her home in Waterbury, services will be held Thursday at 10 am at the Bressler funeral home in Wakefield.
            
Graveside services will be held a 2 pm at the cemetery at Neligh. Rev Howard Peterson of Belden will officiate.
            
Mrs Jones was born in Kansas May 25, 1882. She was born in a covered wagon coming from Kansas to Nebraska. She lived, from the time she was a child, in Nebraska. Mrs Jones lived at Waterbury the past nine years, moving there from Neligh.
            
Survivors include the widower, Serenus of Waterbury; one daughter Loyola Carpenter of Allen; a son Orace of Omaha; 10 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

In Memory of Sylvia Belle JONES May 25, 1882  June 19, 1962
Service Bressler Funeral Home, Wakefield NE, Thursday 10 am, June 21, 1962
Officiating  Rev Howard Peterson
Graveside Services 2 pm Laurel Hills Cemetery, Neligh NE

1962, November 11
KINGSTON, Mrs Jenny, 89, San Francisco, former South Sioux and Allen resident, services will be held Saturday at 2 pm at the Methodist church in Allen.
            
Rev Marlon Loftus will officiate with burial in Eastview cemetery at Allen under the direction of the Jack Becker funeral home.
            
Mrs Kingston died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs Isabelle Miller in San Francisco.
            
Mrs Kingston was born November 14, 1873 at Allen. Her husband, RJ Kingston died March 17, 1935 at Allen.
            
She was a member of the Methodist church.
            
Survivors in addition to Mrs Miller are two other daughters, Mrs Janie Hannah of Merced CA, and Mrs Mayme Jones of Platteville CO; four sons, Roy of Sioux City, Dick of South Sioux City, James of Allen, and Clarence of Merced; two sisters, Mrs Fannie Delaney of Waterbury and Mrs Mayme Cooper of Cheyenne WY, 26 grandchildren, 37 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.


1962, July 11 | QUINN, Mrs Alice L, 78, a Waterbury resident who died July 11 at a Sioux City hospital, were held Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Waterbury.
            
Rev John Hassink of the White Fathers Order officiated. Burial was in the South Creek cemetery near Ponca.
            
Pallbearers were Wilbur Demke of South Sioux, Duane Calvert and Guy Weber of Allen and Frank Carney, Earl Edler and Bill Hogan of Waterbury.
            
Mrs Quinn was born October 17, 1883, at Waterbury. She was married to Luke Quinn in 1910.  He died January 29, 1929. Mrs Quinn was a member of the Altar Society of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
            
Survivors include a son, Laurence QUINN of Waterbury; two daughters, Mrs Pearl WALSH of Waterbury and Mrs Rose STONER of Sioux City; a brother, Harry MARRON of Sioux City; 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

1962? | STEELE, Robert J, 81, Allen resident for more than 60 years, who died Sunday at a Wakefield nursing home, were held Wednesday at the Allen Methodist church.
            
Rev KO Zavadil officiated. Burial was in Eastview cemetery at Allen.
            
Mr Steele was born November 4, 1880 in Virginia. He married Irene POMEROY on September 16, 1908.
            
Survivors include a son, Robert E of Council Bluffs IA; two daughters, Mrs Frances MALCOM of Pasadena CA and Mrs Raymond HINKEN of Arcadia CA; a brother James of Wayne; two sisters, Miss Grace STEELE of Wayne and Mrs Nellie BARGER of Omaha; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

1962 | MOHR, Don O, Sr., passed away in a Sioux City hospital Saturday night, Aug 18, 1962, from injuries received in which his ambulance was struck headon by a car.  Don was taking a patient who had been injured in a farm accident to a Sioux City hospital.
          
He was born in Ponca NE, Oct 20, 1891. He was married to Selma HANGMAN in 1919. She passed away Feb 14, 1945. 

He was married to Lura B PRICE May 17, 1946. He has lived and been working as a mortician all his life.

His father began the undertaking business here in 1886.

He was a veteran of World War I. He has been a 32 Degree Mason since 1916. He was a charter member of the American Legion, Chapelle Post No. 117, in Ponca. He has been a licensed mortician 49 years.
          
He is survived by his wife Lura, a son Don, Jr and a daughter, Donna Jane DeLONG of Gardena Ca, and two grandsons.
          
Services were held Tuesday, Aug 21, 1962 at 2 pm in Mohr Chapel, Rev John Bender, leader, officiating. Burial was in the Ponca cemetery. The American Legion of Ponca had charge at the cemetery.

Sermon by Pastor John Bender
Scripture by Pastor Harold Fredrickson
Special Music Solo by Pastor Paul Wiegman
Benediction by Rev Louis Heib
Clergymen Dan Peterson, Methodist Pastor, Father Stanley Mitera, Pastor St Joseph Catholic Church
Organist Bessie Townsend
Songs O Love that Wilt Not Let Me Go, Children of the Heavenly Father

1962 April | Four Die in Wayne Accident.  Wayne NE - Four men were killed in a two vehicle headon collision Saturday on highway 35 about seven miles east of here.
          
The dead were identified as: 
Robert R JOHNSON, 54, proprietor of a Wayne bakery, who was driving a station wagon loaded with bakery goods.
Miles BROTHERTON, 49, Waterbury, driving a car with two passengers.
John F BROTHERTON, 54, brother of Myles, also of Waterbury.
Darrow CHASE, 59, Allen NE.
The Brothertons were bachelors.

The three men in the Brotherton car were killed outright. Johnson was dead on arrival at a Wakefield hospital.

Johnson was driving a station wagon loaded with bakery goods for a Wakefield store. The other car was enroute to Wayne.

The accident occurred on a blacktop highway in good weather, witnesses said. 
Everett Davis, Wakrfield high school coach, said he was following the Waterbury car at the time of the accident and said he thought the Johnson vehicle swerved across the highway. 

The bodies of Johnson and John Brotherton were brought to the Wiltse funeral home in Wayne. The bodies of Chase and Myles Brotherton were taken to the Bressler funeral home in Wakefield.
Later the body of John Brotherton was taken to Wakefield.

Mr Johnson is survived by the widow; a daughter, Mary, a senior in Wayne high school, and a son, Lowell, who was in partnership with his father.
Nebraska state troopers James N McFarland of West Point and Daryl Bittinger of Norfolk investigated.

In Memory of  Myles Edward BROTHERTON
May 30, 1913  March 31, 1962
Bressler Funeral Home, Wakefield, NE, Tuesday, 1 pm, April 3, 1962
Officiating  Rev Fred Jansson
Music  In the Garden, Eldred Smith, soloist; Mrs R E Paulson, pianist
Pallbearers:  Bill Lyle, Harry Stolle, Loyd Green, Wayne Kroger, Joe Conaway, Bob Twedt
Interment Dakota City Cemetery

In Memory of  John Franklin BROTHERTON
May 23, 1908  March 31, 1962
Bressler Funeral Home, Wakefield, NE, Tuesday, 1 pm, April 3, 1962
Officiating  Rev Fred Jansson
Music  In the Garden, Eldred Smith, soloist; Mrs R E Paulson, pianist
Pallbearers:  Walter Von Minden, Bernard Elgert, Ralph Walsh, William Clough, Jack Brownell, Frank Carney
Interment Dakota City Cemetery

1963 July | LAYMAN, Ransel Harold, 62, former Waterbury man who died Wednesday of last week, services were held Friday at 9 am at the Jack Becker funeral home in South Sioux.

Rev Howard Peterson of the American Sunday School Union at Belden officiated.  Burial was at Table Rock NE. 

Mr Layman was born April 7, 1901, at Table Rock. He was a civil employee of the air force.  He spent six years in Japan and over seven years in the Azores before returning to Sioux City last year because of ill health.
          
He was a member of Temple Lodge 46, AF & AM, Peoria IL, and the Methodist Church at Wierton WV.
          
Survivors include four nieces and three nephews.

1965 | EDLER, Mrs Earl, 59, a Waterbury resident for the last 38 years, died at her home Sunday of a heart attack.
          
Mrs Edler, the former Grace Leota FAIRFIELD, was born April 14, 1905, at Guide Rock NE.  She married Earl E EDLER Aug 8, 1923, at Omaha. Mrs Edler was a member of the Waterbury Union Church.
          
Survivors include the widower; three daughters, Mrs Robert H NELSON of Independence IA; Mrs Ralph E OWENS of Salix IA, and Mrs Boyce PERKINS of South Sioux City; five sons, Donald C of Jefferson SD, Ronald E and Delmar L both of South Sioux City, and Phillip and Raymond D both of Littleton CO; three half sisters, Mrs John SEFUF of Omaha, Mrs Charles HITSHEW of Sunnyvale CA, and Mrs Lowell HEADLEY of Los Angeles; a half brother, Glen FAIRFIELD of Los Angeles, and 21 grandchildren.
          
The body was taken to Jack Becker Funeral Home in South Sioux City.

Attack Fatal to Mrs Earl EDLER   Funeral services for Mrs Earl EDLER, 59, a Waterbury resident the past 38 years who died Sunday at her home after a heart attack, were held Wednesday at the Jack Becker Funeral home in South Sioux.
          
The Rev Paul W DeBeer, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of South Sioux officiated.  Burial was in Eastview cemetery at Allen.
          
Pallbearers were William Clough, Frank Carney, Vaughn Brown, Clifford Rasmussen, Irvin Rasmussen and Walter Von Minden.
          
Mrs Edler, the former Grace Leota FAIRFIELD, was born April 14, 1905, at Guide Rock NE.  She married Earl E EDLER Aug 8, 1923, at Omaha.  Mrs Edler was a member of the Waterbury Union Church.

Survivors include

1965? | STARK, Mrs Richard, 74, services at 10 am Friday at the Salem Lutheran Church. The Rev Paul Wiegman will officiate and burial will be in Ponca Cemetery with the Mohr Funeral Home in charge.
          
Mrs Stark died Tuesday at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness.
          

Mrs Stark, the former Karen Christina SORENSEN, was born Sept 20, 1891, in Hjorring, Denmark, and came to the United States as a child with her parents. She was married to Richard Stark of Martinsburg NE, and he died in 1935.  She had lived with a sister in Ponca since then.
          
Survivors include a brother, Louis SORENSEN of Omaha, and three sisters, Mrs R E BRAY of Ponca, Mrs Minnie THOMPSON of Vancouver WA, and Mrs L C HOVEN of Seattle WA.

1966 April 22 | Death of Ponca Girl, 17, Probed; Youth, 18, Held
ARMSTRONG, Julee Joanne, daughter of M/M Lyle A ARMSTRONG of Ponca, was born July 9, 1948, in Sioux City IA. She was a baptized and confirmed member of the First Methodist Church and was very active in all of the youth activities of the church, serving as vice president of the Methodist Youth Fellowship, director of the Junior Choir and was often a soloist at church functions in the area.
Julee was very popular with her contemporaries.In school she was a member of both vocal and instrumental music groups, participating as soloist and member of the Glee Club, Mixed Chorus, Triple Trio and other groups. 

She was a senior cheerleader and active in class activities. Last year Julee was chosen as representative to Girl's State.

In community activities, Miss Armstrong served when asked. She was employed as a part time linotype operator at the Nebraska Journal Leader for the past six years.

Surviving are the parents, one sister, Mrs Cheryle Sue PETERSON of Vernal UT; one nephew, Layne PETERSON of Vernal and the two grandmothers, Mrs Minnie KEMPER of Ponca and Mrs Lela TUTTLE of Laurel NE.

Burial was in the Silver Ridge cemetery.
Plans have been made to place a piano in the sanctuary of the Methodist church as a Memorial for Julee Armstrong.

1966 | BOCK, Odessa, 72, of Allen is dead.  Funeral services were held Friday at the Bressler Funeral home in Wakefield.  She died Feb 16 after a brief illness.
          
Rev Mrs Phyllis Hickman officiated.  Herbert Ellis was solist, accompanied by Mrs. R E Paulson.  Interment was in the Eastview cemetery.
          
Pallbearers were Clarence Larson, William Giese, Charles Keyser, Keith Hill, Boyd Ellis, and Robert Good.
          
Mrs Bock was born Dec 7, 1893, at Winnetoon NE. She lived most of her life in the Allen community.  She was married to George BOCK Oct 9, 1918 at Allen.
          
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs Florence DeGRAFF of Delhi CA, and  Mrs Lois HANSEN of South Sioux; three sons, Harold of Riverside CA, Lloyd and Fay of Allen; two brothers, Clare EWING of Lyons and Everett EWING of Lake City IA; 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Preceding her in death were her husband, one infant daughter and a son, Floyd.

Memorial Card - There is never a life without sadness, there is never a heart free from pain; if one seeks in this world for true solace, he seeks it forever in vain. So when to your heart comes the sorrow of losing some dear one you've known tis the touch of God's sickle at harvest since He reaps in the fields He has sown.
   
Service 2 pm Friday, Februray 18, 1966, Bressler Funeral Chapel, Wakefield, NE.  Rev Mrs Phyllis Hickman officiating.  Music Herbert Ellis, soloist, Old Rugged Cross, Beyond the Sunset, Mrs RE Paulson accompanist.  Pallbearers Clarence Larson, Charles Keyser, William Giese, Keith Hill, Boyd Ellis, Robert Good.

1966 | DeLANEY, Mrs E E , 95, died Thursday at a Vallejo CA hospital after a long illness. She was visiting in the home of her daughter, Mrs Laura ZIMMERMAN in Vallejo.
          
The former Frances (Fannie) THOMPSON was born Oct 2, 1870 in Illinois. She was married to Mr Delaney in 1888, at Elk Point. They were longtime Dixon County NE residents.  Mr Delaney died in January 1942 at Vallejo.
          
Mrs Delaney was a member of the Methodist Church at Waterbury.
          
Survivors in addition to the daughter include a son, John DeLANEY of Sioux City; a sister, Mrs Mayme COOPER of Cheyenne WY; 24 grandchildren; 79 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren.
          
The body will be sent to the Mannin O'Toole Funeral Home in Sioux City.

Last Rites for Mrs E E Delany  Funeral services for Mrs E E DeLANEY, 95, of Vallejo CA, former Waterbury resident, were held Tuesday, July 5, in the Methodist Church at Waterbury,  Rev Jerry Geis officiating.  Burial was in the Springbank Cemetery at Allen.
          
Mrs Delaney died Thursday at a Vallejo CA hospital after a long illness. She was visiting in the home of her daughter, Mrs Laura ZIMMERMAN in Vallejo. Pallbearers were Byron Metz and Gene, Barry, Davey, Jerry and Richard Delaney, all grandsons.

1968 | BRAY, Dr Robert Ellis, 80, practicing surgeon at Ponca since 1935, died Saturday afternoon in a Sioux City hospital after a sudden illness.
          
Funeral services will be at 10 am Tuesday at the Salem Lutheran Church at Ponca. The Rev Paul Wiegman will officiate.  Burial will be in Ponca Cemetery under direction of the Mohr Funeral Home.
          
Dr Bray had practiced medicine in Dixon County for 56 years and owned and operated Halstead Memorial Hospital at Ponca from 1935 until 1951.
          
He attended Bellevue College at Bellevue NE; the University of SD at Vermillion; and was graduated from Creighton University Medical School at Omaha.  He interned for a year at St Joseph Mercy Hospital at Sioux City and later did post graduate work at Childrens Memorial Hospital at Chicago.
          
Dr Bray was an honorary member of the American Medical Association; was a member of the NE Medical Association; the Five County Medical Society; and was past president of the Sioux Valley Medical Association.
          
He also was a member of the Phi Rho Sigma Medical Fraternity, Masonic Lodge 101 of Ponca, and the Presbyterian Church.  He served as an examining physician during both World War I and II, for which he received Presidential Citations.
          
He was born Sept 9, 1887 at Edgehill PA, and was married to Fanny Irene SORENSEN Aug 2, 1934 at Sulfur Springs IA.
          
Survivors include the widow, and four nephews, Robert BRAY of Defiance OH, Ralph BRAY of Terry MT, James BRAY of Oklahoma City OK, and Raymond BRAY of Edwardsburg MI.

In Rememberance  Dr Robert Ellis BRAY
September 9, 1887  June 15, 1968
Salem Lutheran Church, Ponca NE, Tuesday, June 18, 1968 at 10:00 am
Officiants Rev Paul Wiegman, Rev Thomas O Johnson, Rev James F McCluskey
Interment  Ponca Cemetery, Ponca NE
Pallbearers:  Robert Bray, Ralph Bray, Stanley Leigh, James Bray, Raymond Bray, Robert Elliott, Francis Rakow
Appreciation  On behalf of the family, we wish to express their gratitude for your many kindnesses evidenced in thought and deed, and for your attendance at this service. 
Mohr Funeral Home Ponca, NE

1970 | MAUN, Mrs John W, 87, a former resident of Dakota and Dixon Counties NE died Sunday at Grand Prairie TX where she resided the last five years.
          
The former Margaret Ellen BOYLE, Mrs Maun was born July 31, 1882, at Jackson NE.  She was married Feb 20, 1906 at Jackson. Mr Maun died Aug 5, 1965 at Waterbury NE.
          
She was a former member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Waterbury.
          
Survivors include two sons, Joseph E of Auburn IA, John W of Waterloo IA, and three daughters, Mrs Margaret RAUCH of Auburn, Mrs Catherine LONG of Pontiac MI, and Mrs Mary HARTNETT of Grand Prairie; 23 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren.
          
The body will be brought to the Larkin Funeral Home in Sioux City late Monday.

1970 | EDLER, Ronald E, 43, of Denver, former resident of South Sioux City and Waterbury NE died Sunday in Denver after an apparent heart attack.
          
Mr Edler was born May 20, 1926 at Waterbury.
          
Survivors include the widow, Mary; two sons, Michael and Ronald, both at home; three daughters, Mrs Allen (Connie) MARQUART of Wayne NE, and Sosanne and Donna, both at home; his father, Earl EDLER of Waterbury; four brothers, Donald and Delmar, both of Yakima WA, and Phil and Raymond, both of Denver, and three sisters, Mrs Robert NELSON of Independence IA, Mrs Ralph OWENS of Salix and Mrs Boyce PERKINS of South Sioux City.
          
The body was to be brought this afternoon to the Jack Becker Funeral Home in South Sioux City.

1970 | THORPE, Kenneth Jeffrey, 26, Waterbury, services held Saturday at the Jack Becker Funeral Home in South Sioux. The Rev Thomas R Rehorn, pastor of St Paul United Methodist Church in South Sioux officiated. Burial was in Eastview Cemetery at Allen.
          
Pallbearers were Gary Carlton, James Thorpe, Boyce Perkins, Norman Comstock, Lee Kruger and Wayne Brown.
          
Mr Thorpe was dead on arrival at a Sioux City hospital Thursday.  An autopsy revealed death was caused by heart failure. Mr Thorpe had undergone open heart surgery at the University Hospital in Omaha July 28.
          
Mr Thorpe was born July 8, 1944 in Sioux City.  He was employed by Brickers, Incl, and he operated an office machine store in Columbus for four years.  He returned to Waterbury in July.
          
Survivors include the widow, Rita; a son, Roger Allen of Waterbury; his parents, Mr and Mrs Kenneth E THORPE of  Waterbury, and the maternal grandmother, Mrs Ruth BEACOM of Minneapolis.

In Memory of Kenneth J THORPE
July 8, 1944 Sioux City, Iowa  October 8, 1970 Sioux City, Iowa

1970 | JONES, Mrs William, 72, Waterbury NE, died Wednesday at a Sioux City hospital after a long illness.
          
Funeral services will be at 1 pm Friday at the First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City. The Rev T J C Schuldt will officate.  Burial will be in Ross Hill Cemetery at Emerson under direction of the Jack Becker Funeral Home in South Sioux City.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Ronald, Danny, Norman and Robert COMSTOCK, Larry JONES and James PULSE.

Mrs Jones, the former Lucy Sarah PURUCKER, was born Mar 23, 1898, at Fairfield NE. She was married July 27, 1915, at Burwell NE.  The couple lived on farms in Dakota and Dixon counties.  Mrs Jones died Mar 4, 1966, in South Sioux City.  Mrs Jones moved to Waterbury in 1968, and she had lived with a daughter at Dakota City  since March.

Survivors include a son, Harold of Washougal WA; two daughters, Mrs Marvin (Helen) COMSTOCK of Sioux City, and Mrs Dan (Mary) O'Dell of Dakota City; a sister, Mrs Anna Willard of Omaha; 20 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren.
          
1972 | ELLIS, Mrs Morris, memorial services were held April 19 at 10:30 am at the Friends Church for Mrs Morris Ellis of Elkhorn NE.  Mrs Ellis died at her home April 16 following a long illness.  Graveside services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 pm at the Springbank Friends Church in Allen.

Both services were conducted by Rev Mahlon L Macy.  Mrs Carl Boschult was organist she accompanied her husband Dr Carl Boschult who sang I Won't Have to Cross Jordan Alone and Precious Lord.  Margaret Ann MELROSE was born Feb 2, 1922 at Allen NE.

She lived all her life in Allen until 6 years ago when the family moved to Elkhorn. She was married to Morris ELLLIS in August of 1941.

She is survived by her husband; four sons, Phillip of Lawton IA, Marion of Billings MT, Tom of Elkhorn, Leon at home; three daughters, Anita SECOR of Mesa AZ, Jean and Ruth at home; her mother, Mrs Bessie MELROSE of Elkhorn and sister Jean RALPH of San Diego; 7 grandchildren.
          
1972 | ELLIS, Morris Elonzo, funeral services were held Saturday, May 6 at 10 am at the Evangelical Friends Church in Omaha and 2:30 at the Springbank Friends Church in Allen for Morris Elonzo ELLIS, 51, Elkhorn NE.  He had died May 3.
          
Rev Mahlon Macy of Omaha officiated at both services. Burial was in the Springbank Friends Cemetery at Allen.  Music at Omaha was provided by Mrs Richard MAYER, solist.  At Allen, Dr Carl Boschult sang and was joined by Rev Macy in a duet. All were accompanied by Mrs Carl Boschult.
          
Pallbearers at Omaha were Harold Karp, Ed Karas, jack King, Paul Moser, John Sommers and David Widtfeldt.  Pallbearers at Allen were Herb Ellis, Kenny Mathieson, Mahlon Stewart, Vern Jones, Joe McAfee and Arvid Malmberg.
          
Morris Elonzo Elllis was born May 1920 at Allen and lived in Allen his entire life until moving to Elkhorn six years ago with is family. The son of William and Olive ELLIS. He was graduated from Allen High School in 1938 and attended Wayne State College part of the next year.  He was married to Margaret MELROSE at Allen, August 10, 1940. At the time of his death he was self employed in the trucking business.  His death came suddenly while working on his truck at his place of business just 17 days after his wife Margaret had died of a lingering illness.
          
He is survived by his four sons; Phillip of Lawton IA, Marion of Billings MT, Tom of Elkhorn, Leon at home; three daughters, Mrs Dave (Anita) SECOR of Mesa AZ, Jean and Ruth at home; brother Lawrence of Coleridge, two sisters, Mrs Don SCHRAM of Pheonix AZ and Mrs Clifford CLEM of Grangeville ID and six grandchildren.  A memorial for Morris and Margeret (sic) has been established at the Evangelical Friends Church at 93rd and Ft Sts In Omaha, the church they help to found.

1972 | ELLIS, Melvin L, services, 30, a former Allen resident who died in a fire in a mobile home in Fremont NE, early Wednesday, will be at 10 am Friday at Fremont and at 2:50 pm Friday at the Spring Bank Friends Church in rural Allen. Burial will be at Allen.
          
Mr Ellis was alone in the mobile home in a court at the north edge of Fremont, authorities said.  They said the home belonged to someone else, but that Mr Ellis had been staying there. The interior was a total loss, fire authorities said.
          
He was born Dec 27, 1941, at Allen and had resided in Fremont the last 11 years.
          
Survivors include the widow, Julie; a daughter Terri, and two sons, Melvin Jr and Brian, all at home; his parents, Mr and Mrs Lawrence ELLIS of Ponca NE; three brothers, Deryl of Sioux City; William of Dakota City, and Dennis of Washougal WA, and two sisters, Mrs Charles (Phyllis) NIEBUHR of Orchard WA, and Mrs Kenneth (Marie) McDONALD of Elk Point.

1972 | EWING, Leroy Everett, prayer services were held at the Brown Funeral Home in Lohrville, prior to funeral services at two o'clock in the afternoon Sunday from the United Methodist Church, with Rev Holman Cowherd officiating.  Interment was made in Evergreen Cemetery at Lohrville.
          
Serving as casket bearers were Dale Cafferty, Denzil Dooley, J E Parsons, Lawrence Black, Lowell Reed and Ted Vaux.
          
LeRoy Everett EWING. better known as "Pop" Ewing by his many friends, the son of Oliver Perry and Martha Olive JACKSON EWING, was born near Winnetoon NE on June 6, 1881 and passed away this life on Thursday, Oct 26, 1972, attaining the age of 84 years, 4 months and one day.  He had been a patient confined to a nursing home in Lake City the past 13 ½ years after suffering a stroke.
          
On June 3, 1911, he was united in marriage to Miss Mildred SMITH at Central City NE. The couple lived on farms near Allen and Central City NE later moving to Kingsley IA and in 1941 moved to the Lohrville community where Mr Ewing was employed as a farm laborer, later working for the Kelly Kerns Implement co.
          
Born to this union were three sons and three daughters, namely, Lawrence of Lake City; Alva of Wynot NE, George of Sioux City; (Laura) Mrs Von BROWN of Sioux City; (Martha) Mrs Ted COOPER of South Sioux City NE; and Mrs Elva COLAHAN of Seligman MO.
          
Those left to mourn his passing are the six children; 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and one brother Clair EWING of Lyons NE.
          
Preceding him in death were his parents, wife Florence on April 5, 1954, one brother, one sister, and two grandchildren.
          
Mr Ewing was a member of the United Methodist Church at Lohrville, and a long time member of the IOOF Lodge NO 469 of Lohrville.

1974| CHASE, Cora M, 99, died at The Elms nursing home in Ponca, on June 13.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 pm Sunday, June 16, at the United Methodist Church at Allen with Rev J B Choste officiating.  Burial was in Eastview Cemetery in Allen, under direction of the Jack Becker Funeral Home of south Sioux City.
          
Pallbearers were grandsons  Leo, Lee, Jack and Joe CHASE, Albert WILSON and Jule SWANSON.
Soloist was Mrs Larry (Glory Ann) Koester, singing Jesus Is Tenderly Calling, and Beyond the Sunset. She was accompanied by Josie Hill at the organ.
          
Cora M TUTTLE was born July 17, 1874 at Victor IA, the daughter of Ebenezer and Eliza TUTTLE.  She had reached the age of 99 years, 11 months, and 27 days, at the time of her passing on June 13,1 974.
          
She came to Nebraska in 1884 by covered wagon with her parents, two sisters and twwo brothers.  They settled in the Hawkeye community, one and one half miles southwest of the present town of Waterbury.  She attended school there and taught for two years in Dixon County schools.
          
On Feb 21, 1894, she was united in marriage to Charles M CHASE at Waterbury, where they resided until Mr Chase's death in 1957. Six children were born to this union.
          
Following her husband's death, she lived with her daughter, Erma, in allen for eight years.  Upon moving to Allen, she transferred her longtime church membership from the Waterbury Methodist Church to the United Methodist Church at Allen. The last eight years she had lived in The Elms nurshing home at Ponca.
          
She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Mrs Dale (Erma) JONES, and a son, Neal, as well as her 11 brothers and sisters.
          
Surviving are her daughters:  Mrs Clarence (Flossie) WILSON of Allen, Mrs Clifton (Thelma) RODGERS of Norfolk; sons:  Everett of Sheldon IA and Vernon of South Sioux City; 17 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; 3 great, great grandchildren; a sister in law, Mrs Pearl TUTTLE of Sioux City.

1974 | McAFEE, Joe W, 66, Allen, who died Saturday at the Pender Hospital after a brief illness, services wree held Tuesday at 2 pm at Springbank Friends Church at Allen.  Rev K Waylen Brown, the pasor officiated.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
          
Pallbearers were Harold, Irvin and Dale DURANT, LeRoy Roberts, Maurice Davenport and Leland Sawtell. 
          
Mr McAfee was born June 22, 1908 at Waterbury.  He married Zella ELLIS April 29, 1932 at Allen.  He lived all his life, with the exception of five years in Idaho, in the Allen community. He was a retired mechanic.
          
Survivors include the widow; two sons, Larry of Allen and Terry of Havalon KS, one daughter, Mrs Richard (Barbara) ILLIAN of Santa Anna CA, five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs Josephine MOSER of David City and Mrs Arvilla SCOFIELD of Winatchee WA.

1975 | SERVINE, Mrs John Emil, 80, 211 E 29th Street, South Sioux, who died June 4 at the Green Acres Care Center in South Sioux City after a brief illness, services held Saturday at the First Lutheran Church.
          
The Rev TJC Schuldt, the pastor, officiated.  Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clifford, Irvin and Axel Rasmussen, Elmer Hansen, Kenneth Moore and Henry Lenzen.
          
She was the mother of John SERVINE of Waterbury, a Dakota County Commissioner.
          
The former Elsie Maria SEGER, she was born Oct 3, 1894 in Mjolby, Sweden. She came to the United States, and to Oakland Nebraska in 1908.

She was married Sept 4, 1912 at Oakland NE.  Mr Servine died Aug 4, 1970 in Sioux City.
The couple lived at Oakland NE until 1920 when they moved to a farm near Waterbury NE. They retired from the farm in 1948 and moved to South Sioux City.
          

She was a member of First Lutheran Church, South Sioux City.
          
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Edward (Fern) BRAZEL of Richmond VA; two sons, Melvin of Gary MN, and John W of Waterbury NE; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren

1975 | DeLANEY, John C services, 74, 312 Omaha St, Sioux City, formerly of Waterbury, who died Saturday in a Sioux City hospital after a lengthy illness, were held Monday in St Boniface Catholic Church in Sioux City.
          
The Rev Odoric Akwick officiated.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City.
Pallbearers were Church Murphy, Everett Rightmire, Norman Hoopingarner, Clarence Verdoorn, Robert Streeter and Quentin Kavanaugh.
          
Mr Delaney was born Dec 18, 1900, in Waterbury.  He moved to Sioux City from California in 1946. He married Margaret M UFFING Dec 26,k1921, in south Sioux City.  He was a member of St Boniface Catholic Church, the Men's club and the Hamilton PCA Committee.
          
Survivors include the widow; a son, John R "Dick" of Sioux City; two daughters, Mrs William (Peppy) NELSON of Dublin CA, and Mrs Rex (June) MURPHY of Pleasanton CA; a sister, Mrs Laura ZIMMERMAN of Vallejo CA; 14 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

1976 | Four Killed in One of County's Worst Mishaps, Jan 8.  Four persons were killed in a two car accident on ice covered Highway 20, two miles west of Willis Friday afternoon in what may be the worst highway mishap in the county's history.  Three others were injured.
          Mrs Howard (Esther) BRENTLINGER, 49, Allen, was killed in the accident. Also dead on arrival at St Joseph Hospital were Mr and Mrs James P McNAB, of Brewster MN, and the couple's daughter Mrs David TODRYK, 28, of Detroit Lakes MN.  Mrs NcNab was 65, her husband, 70.
          
George COPPER, 27, Allen, driver of a pickup involved in the mishap, suffered fractured ribs and a fractured pelvis and is in good condition in St Joseph's Hospital.  Mrs Todryk's children, Danny, 6 and Michael, 7, were hospitalized for minor injuries and were released over the weekend.
          
Mrs McMab was the driver of the other vehicle involved. State Patrolman Joe Yosten of South Sioux said Cooper was eastbound on Highway 20 and the Minnesotans were westbound when their car slid into the path of the Cooper pickup and was struck broadside. Trooper Jim King of South Sioux and Dakota County Deputy Sheriff Ted Johanson of Dakota City assisted in the investigation.
          
A state highway department sander passed the accident scene shortly after the mishap applying a layer of sand to the slippery highway according to an observer.
          
Funeral services for Mrs Bretlinger were held Monday in the Wiltse Mortuary at Laurel. The Rev K Waylen Brown officiated. Burial was in the Laurel Cemetery.
          
Mrs Brentlinger, the former Esther KASTRUP, was born Oct 22, 1926, in Laurel. She was married Feb 23, 1946, in Omaha.  Mr Brentlinger died in 1973.
          
Survivors include three sons, Howard Jr of Jacksonville NC, Ray Lee and Keith, both of Allen; a daughter, Mrs John (Agnes) NOE of Allen; her mother, Mrs Viggo KASTRUP of Laurel; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Arne of Ainsworth and Viggo Jr of Omaha; and two sisters, Mrs Nick (Inger) CHUTICH of Pueblo CO, and Mrs Gene (Lily) WADKINS of Osage Beach MO.

Memorial Cards

In Memory of  Marshal A TRISLER
February 1, 1889  July 8, 1962
Services 1:30 pm Tuesday, July 10, 1962 Jack Becker Funeral Home
Officiating  Rev Howard Peterson
Organist  Mrs Anton Kvam
Music  David, William, Robert Womersley
Pallbearers:  Ralph Surber, Earl Edler, Frank Carney, Von Brown, Al Mundt, Hugh Rooney
Interment  Taylor Cemetery, Homer, Nebraska
Direction of Jack Becker Funeral Home, South Sioux City, Nebraska


In Memory of Clarence CD PIERCE
July 16, 1881 - May 20, 1964
Services 2 pm Friday, May 22, 1964, Jack E Becker Funeral Home, South Sioux City NE
Officiant  Rev T J C Schuldt, Pastor First Lutheran Church, South Sioux City NE
Organist  Miss Caroline Hickman
Soloist  Herbert Ellis
Pallbearers:  L A Brown, William Clough, Clifford Rasmussen, Hugh Rooney, Frank Carney, Everett Kellogg
Honorary Pallbearers  William Maun, Earl Edler, Ralph Surber, R P Walsh, Henry Elgert, Frank Kennedy
Interment  East View Cemetery Allen NE
Direction of Jack E Becker Funeral Home, South Sioux City NE

In Memory of Walter B LILE
April 22, 1901  May 12, 1966
Services 11:00 am Saturday, May 14, 1966, Union Church Waterbury NE
Officiant  Rev Jerry Geis, Pastor
Pianist  Miss Jean Durant
Soloist  Herbert Ellis
Pallbearers:  Earl Edler, Marion Webb, Frank Carney, Bernard Elgert, Von Brown, Walter Von Minden
Interment  Eastview Cemetery Allen NE
Direction of Jack E Becker Funeral Home, South Sioux City NE

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