Local deaths

'Dick' Henley

Richard H. "Dick" Henley, 66, of Grand Island died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at the Howard County Community Hospital in St. Paul.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in North Platte. The Rev. Richard Piontkowski will officiate. Burial will be in the Floral Lawns Memorial Garden in North Platte.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Further visitation will be held Wednesday at Adams-Swanson Funeral Home in North Platte, with a 7 p.m. rosary.

Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Paul emergency medical technicians.

More details will appear later.

Area deaths

Shirley Hill

BROKEN BOW — Shirley M. Hill, 69, of Broken Bow died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Jim Stark officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.

Visitation is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Mrs. Hill was born August 22, 1931, in Comstock to Albert and Ethel (Lusk) Plock. She grew up in Comstock, graduating from Comstock High School in 1950.

She married Donald C. Hill in Broken Bow on July 3, 1953. The couple lived in Broken Bow for most of their married life.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Broken Bow.

Her hobbies included cooking, baking and raising African violets.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Al Hill of Broken Bow; one grandson; brother, Albert Plock of Portland, Ore.; and four sisters, Evelyn Visek of Ord, Dorothy Granger of Comstock, Thelma Harris of Broken Bow and Betty Hruby of Portland, Ore.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters and one infant sister.

Hilda Kuhl

LOUP CITY — Hilda T. Kuhl, 93, of Loup City died Sunday, March 25, 2001, at Rose Lane Nursing Home in Loup City.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Higgins Funeral Home in Loup City with the Rev. Douglas DeNeui officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City.

Visitation is from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Mrs. Kuhl was born Sept. 19, 1907, at Loup City to Charles and Cecelia (Anderson) Johnson. She attended school west of Loup City.

On Feb. 16, 1934, she married Emiel E. Kuhl in Golden, Colo. The couple farmed seven and a half miles south of Loup City.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Peaceful Valley Extension Club.

She enjoyed reading, gardening and cooking.

Survivors include two daughters, Lorraine (Mrs. John) Pinard of DeWitt and Luella Mitzelfelt of Loup City; one sister, Edith Rudolf of Loup City; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; an infant son; one son, Allen; one brother, Arthur Johnson and one sister, Anna Krumwiede.

State deaths

Charles Prentice

LEXINGTON — Charles L. Prentice, 71 of Lexington died Saturday, March 24, 2001 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Omaha.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reynolds-Love Chapel in Lexington. Burial will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery in Maxwell with military honors.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home.

A memorial has been established.

Mr. Prentice was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Elmwood to Fred and Mae (Reeder) Prentice.

In 1951 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War until being discharged in 1953.

On May 17, 1953, he married Darleen Mingus in Dannebrog.

He worked in Wolbach for many years before moving to the Broken Bow area. He then moved to Lexington where he worked at Nebraska By-Products for many years.

Survivors include three sons, William Prentice of Lexington, Bob Prentice of Oconto and Charles Prentice of Broken Bow; five daughters, Dorothy Carter of Overton, Esther (Mrs. Delmar Jr.) Applegarth of Broken Bow, Connie (Mrs. Clyde) Applegarth of Cozad, Charlotte Prentice of Dumas, Ark., and Nellie (Mrs. Gene) Furrow of Gothenburg; 29 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Darleen; four sisters, Margret Halouska, Nellie Stevens, Opal Neilson and Wilma Greek; one brother, Kenny Prentice; and one great-grandson.

Phyllis Rauert

NORTH PLATTE — Phyllis J. Rauert, 75, of North Platte died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Linden Court.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte. The Rev. David Lux will officiate. Burial will be in Fort McPherson National Cemetery south of Maxwell.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and prior to service time Thursday at the chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the North Platte Alzheimer's Support Group or the Elks Lodge.

Mrs. Rauert was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Farwell to Otto and Della Jess. She graduated from St. Paul High School and worked at the Grand Island Air Base during World War II.

She married Herb Rauert in 1947 at Bellville, Kan. The couple moved to North Platte in 1972, when Union Pacific moved more than 150 families from Grand Island to North Platte.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, music, dancing, cooking, sewing and needlework.

She and her husband were members of Trinity Methodist Church in Grand Island, Union Pacific Old-timers, Elks Lodge and the American Legion in North Platte.

She was a tournament bridge player for many years and had the rank of advanced senior master in the American Contract Bridge League.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years; one son, Jack Rauert of Austin, Texas; two grandchildren; three sisters, Delois (Mrs. Ray) Holewinski of Omaha, Birdean (Mrs. Jack) Wadke of Bossier City, La., and Valera (Mrs. Jim) Campbell of North Platte; and two brothers, Udell Jess of Grand Island and Gerald Jess of Farwell.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Lyle Jess.

'Rich' Roan

LINCOLN — Richard B. "Rich" Roan, 35, of Lincoln, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, March 25, 2001, as a result of an automobile accident near York.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids with the Rev. Ralph Steffensmeier officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with a wake service at 7 p.m.

Levander Funeral Home of Cedar Rapids is in charge of arrangements.

More details will appear later.

Ruth Zuerlein

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ruth M. Zuerlein, 96, of Cedar Rapids died Monday, March 26, 2001, at Wolf Memorial Good Samaritan Center in Albion.

Services are pending with Levander Funeral Home in Cedar Rapids.

More details will appear later.

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