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Ol:,ituaries Robert Keifer John Robert "Bob" Keifer. 74, the sane ofOswin, Sr. and Margaret (Lang) Keifer, was born on June 22, t935,4n Superior. He died Sunday at Mary Lamling Memorial Hospital m Hastings. Bob attended the Elora country grade school and graduated from Superior High Schoolin 1953. He attended the Uni- versity of Nebraska and was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fra- temtty. He sang with the Men's Glee Club and the University Singers. He was married for 53 years to Jean Campbell Keifer. To this union five children were born. Michael, Donald, Susan, Linda and James, Bob farmed and ranched and en- joyed planting, combining and his cattle. He enjoyed Husker football and time with his grandchildren. He was a 30-year member of the Superior Rural Fire Department board and 50-year member of the Superior Masonic Lodge where he served as master. He also belonged tothe York Rite, Tadmore Chapter, Damascus Council, and Palmyra Commandry in Superior and the Eastern Star where he served as worthy patron. He currently was a member of the Nelson Order of the Eastern Star and the Superior Elk's Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Sue Epp: infant son, Donald; and brother. Oswin Jr. Survivors include his wife Jean, Bostwick; children, Michael, Hastings, Mrs. Cliff De Long (Linda), Rapid City, S.D., James, Bostwick. and four grandchildren, Rylee and Keel Epp, Tom De Long, and Todd Keifer His funeral is today (Thursday) at 10:30 from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior. Honorary pallbearers are Rick Sholtz. Dave Rust, John Combs, Sam Willett, and his grandchildren. Reylee Epp, Keely Epp, Tom De Long and Todd Keifer. Masonic rites by the Masonic Lodge 121. Inurnment is in the Evergreen Cem- etery at Superior. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, is in charge of arrangements. Ken Whitten Kenneth Wright Whitten, 47, the son of Wilson Dewain and Emma Lou (Crabtree) Whitten. was born on Nov. 2, 1962, at Russell. He died Feb. 23, at Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Su- perior. Ken received a GED. He enlisted with the United States Air Force on July 15, 1982, and was honorable dis- charged'oh Sept. 6. 1985. He was united in marriage to Andrea Martin on April 30. 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother. Emma. on Feb. 8. and a sister. Mary Degenhart. He is survived by his father. Dew/tin Whi tten; his wife. Andrea: son. Joshua Whitteff. all of Superior; step-son Isaac Martin, St. Francis. Colo., and step- daughterl Isabel McCutcheon, Guide Rock; one grandchild, Elias Whitten. Ft Leonard Wood. Me.: brothers, Mike. Thornton, Colo.. and Steven. Superior. Services were held on Saturday from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior. with Pastor Dorthea Fairbanks officiating. Flag folding provided by the honor guard with taps. Honorary pallbearers were Kevin and Erikka Degenhart, Gage Degen- hart, Isaac Martin. Isabel McCutch- eon, Analeise Degenhart and Danika Degenhart. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior. was in charge of arrange- ments. Neva Nielsen Neva Nielsen. 93. died Sunday at Bramlage House, Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community, Manhattan. Kan. She had resided in Independent Living at Meadowlark Hill s from April, 2003, to May, 2009. Neva, and a twin sister, Ruth, were born to Cynthia and Paul Nelson nearBostwick on June 14. 1916. She married Ervin Niel sen of rural Ruskin. on June 1947. Monty Eu- ene Nielsen. a son. was born to their union on May 25. 1949. Ervin farmed and Neva helped him. as well as taught school during their nearly 25 years of mar- riage. Ervin pre- ceded her in death on April 19. 1972. Neva had graduated from Nelson High School in May, 1934, having pursued normal training in grades 11 and 12 in preparation for a teaching career. She began teaching m a one- room country school in Webster County in the fall of 1936. She first enrolled at Nebraska State Teachers College; Kearnev. in the summer of 1936 to begin pursuit of a bachelor's degree in education. In tile summer of 1970. she graduated with a bachelor of arts in elementary education degree from Kearney State College. An academic scholarship now exists in her name at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. In addition. Neva also had attended the University of Washington (Seattle), the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Northern Colo- rado, Greeley. She taught a total of 30 years in several Nebraska communi- ties. concluding her career as a third grade teacher from 1970 to 1982 at North Ward Elementary School in Superior. A former board member once commented "We need more teachers like Mrs. Nielsen." Nevajoined Beulah Reformed Pres- byterian Church in her teens, then'trans- ferred her membership to Bethel Luth- eran Church of Abdal and later Salem Lutheran following her marriage to Ervin. She was active in her church and its many organizations. Neva said often that her philosophy of life was to do the best you can with what you have been given. This newspaper available on the internet at http// A 0000ower t00equeeted ,"or Chet Ewer 90 th Birthday on March 12 tirtMay 9reetiage may be eent to Aim at: 1720 IdahO, Apt. 12 Superior, Neb. 68978 Deloris VanSkiver 80 th Birthday r Lordy, Lordy...Look who's 0 (x2) Monday, March 8 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KJ From: m, grc and great-grandchildren Always stay as young at heart } as you are today! Keep on Truckin' We love you very much, Your children, grandchildren TRUCKING 9Ke.00 Nevais survived by one s'on. Monty E. Nielsen of Manhattan: two grand- children. Monty P. Nielsen. of Brook- lyn. N.Y.. and Noreen A. NielSen. of Washingtom D.C. In addition to her husband. Ervin, Neva was preceded in death by her parents, Cynthia and Paul Nelson: five sisters, Bertha. Clara, Erma, Ruth, and Violet; two brothers, James. and Russell: and several other family members. Her funeral will be held at Williams Funeral Home in Superior at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday). Visitation was Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m. at William's Funeral Home in Superior. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Superior. Nebraska. Hebron Memo-" rial Funeral Home is in charge of ar- rangements. Jean McCord Ina Jean McCord. 82. the daughter of Joseph and Telitha (Owens) Nichol- son. was born Nov. 8, 1927, at DeWitt. She died on Friday at the Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior. Jean graduated from Tobias High School. One June 28. 1947 she was united in marrmge to Lester McCord at Belleville. This union was blessed with two sons. Jean was bookkeeper for the Nelson Ideal Market from 1956 to 1960 and was co-owner and bookkeeper with her husband, Lester, of the Nelson Food Center from 1960 to 1991. Shewasa family historian of the Nicholson and Owens families, a charter member of the Ne Ison County C1 ub and a member of the Nelson Com- munity United Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by her parents: her husband, Lester. on April 9. 2009: two sisters. Lois Casper and Mary Johnson: and three brothers, Bill. Duane and Deuard Nicholson. She is survived by her sons. Michael of Olathe. and Rodney of Nelson; three grandchildren. Scan. Ryan and Sam McCord: and sisters. Yvonne Aken and Nelda "Nickie" Schwisow. Fairbury. A graveside service was held yes- terday at the Fairbury City Cemetery, laairburs. Neb.. with the Rev. Warren Scheming officiating. Klawitter-Price Funeral Home of Nelson, was in charge of arrangements. Thursday, March 4, 2010 THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS 3A The Superior third grade EPOCH (Educational Programs of Challenge) students visited the Nuckolls County Courthouse last Wednesdayto participate in the trial of"Goldilocks." Pictured are (from left) Jaden Hanson. Adin Leibel, Elizabeth Quackenbush, Zach Foster, Malori Grabast, Trenton Theis, Megan Miller. Natalie McMeen, Wyatt Schuster and McKinney Edwards. This was a follow-up on their interpretive reading of the Japanese folktale, "Ooka and the Honest Thief,"which portrayed, the court system of centuries ago in Japan. Win for IN quiz Ruskin bowl teams The Lawrence-Nelson Junior High Academic Quiz Bowl Team placed third at the ESU 9 competition on Feb. 10. Twenty-tour teams entered. The senior high team competed on Feb.' I1. Members were Natasha Wehrman, Laura Wehrman. Lisa Pohlmeier. Kenzee Kucera. Emet Fan- ning, Jared Reiman. Christa Ostdiek (captain), Luke Schroer. Derek Harrington and Christian Williams. The Lawrence-Nelson Elementary Quiz Bowl Team participated in two quiz bowls. On Feb. 3. they traveled to Blue Hill for an invitational. After defeating both Blue Hill and Silver Lake. they lost twice to Kenesaw for second place. One Feb. 9. the team participated in the ESU 9 Elementary Quiz Bowl Forty-two teams pamcipated in this event. Lawrence-Nelson defeated Sandy Creek twice. HPS Watson Gold. Kenesaw and Adams Central 61. They lost to first-place winner St. Michael's and third-place Hampton, finishing in the top five. Members were Katie Mazour. Rachel Kathman (Team Captain), Wyatt Heikkinen. AlyssaMiller, Harlie Himmelberg, Cherokee Frahm- Thayer, Bailey Williams Jay Hewitt and Brandon Karmazin. Larry and Iona Bilrofl and Sharon Bell joined other family members in Davenport to celebrate Bruce and Gina Freitag's 35th wedding anniversary. Other's from the area attending were Ed and Brenda Schoofal0ng with their grandchildren. Allie and Lainey Vieselmeyer. and Josie, Josh and Jenny Puelz, Claris Samsula. Linda Loontjer. Audra Capek and Stormi. Ardie and Fred Maschmann, Deb and Damon McDonald and children. Lila and Russ Schroeder. Mike and Lori Schroeder. Scott and Paula Schroeder. Steve and Diane Gebers. Verlan and Jeanette Mussmann. and Dave Mussmann and his granddaughter. Maci Bruce's brother. Perry Freitag. and family from Idaho surprised them by coming later in the day. This was the first time the family got to see Perry's son. Mat- thew. who is now a year old. Heather Bell. daughter of Greg and Sharon Bell, graduated from Phagan's Cosmetology school in Newport. Ore.. on Feb. 4. She has since taken her test and is now a licensed cosmetologist m the state of Oreg on. She called over the weekend and informed her family that she has found a job at a salon where she lives in Lincoln City. Ore. National committee appoints Wittrock as vice chairman Tommy Ti'adewell, VFW national commander in chief, has appointed Dale Wittrock. Davenport. as vice chairman to National Buddy Poppy committee. Dale currently serves as VFW Nebraska State Buddy Poppy Chairman and will go to Washington D. C. to attend the legislative and VOD conference where he will serve on the Buddy Poppy Committee. Funds raised from the promotion of Buddy Poppies go into the post reserve funds and are used to help veterans in criss. In addition to promoting the Buddy Poppy program members of this com- mittee will judge the Buddy Poppy Displa 3 s at the VFW National Con- vention m Indianapolis. Ind.. in Au- gust. Dale and Linda Wittrock attended the World War II and Korean War prime rib supper at the Geneva Veter- ans of Foreign Wars hall on Sunday evening. TreeTrimmi 70 th - Welcome- Clay Henderson has started a small business in Superior re- trieving, repairing (if necessary) and reselling wooden shipping pallets. An eighth grader at Su, perior Junior-Senior High School, Henderson said he got the idea of dealing with pallets while he was trying to gather enough of them to use as a floor for a flatbed trailer. Some of the local businesses that receive or deliver goods in- clude the lumber yard, imple- ment companies and the news- paper office. Henderson estimates the cost to the customer for his pau s will be between $5 an(. $10. I :- livery will be available on Sun- days at $3 per mile. For all your shipping pallet needs, or to re- cycle pallets you already have, call Clay at (402) 879-1220. Clay is the son of Seth Henderson and Jennifer Jensen, both of Superior. 750 N Commercial* Superior, Neb. 402-879-3900 Report crimes without fear of retribution/I/ CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-422-t 494 f / The Express Policy The Express will publish en- gagement announcements, wed- ding photographs and accompa- nying information without charge. Wedding pictures should be pub- lished soon after the marriage cer- emony Dates will be omitted if more than six weeks after the wed- ding. Although The Express does not charge for publishing the pictures and stories, they reserve the right to give space preference to couples who purchase their wedding invi- tations, programs and other sup- plies from The Express. Anniversary pictures are pub- lished with a report after the obser-. vance. Pictures may be included m an invitation display ad near the bottom of the page. There is a 15-cent per word charge for inclu- sion in the "You're Invited" col- umn on page 3, Information received in writ- ing by 4 p.m., Monday, is given preference for inclusion in that week's paper. The Express reserves the right to edit and condense all copy submitted. "x rOUSi Make sure the street is closed and you and the public are safe. X. If you are hiring someone, make sure they are insured and that you are not responsible for damage to property, their employees or the public. City of Superior Superior Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet 5:30 p.m. 6p.m. Monday, March 15 4th Street Junction- upstairs 156E. Fourth St., Superior, Neb. Social Hour Dinner & Video ("Good o1' Days"). Tickets must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales will end March 5. s14 s18 Non-members Chamber Members 6:45 p.m. 7 p.m 7:20 a.m. Guest Speaker., Gwen Johnson, Nuckolls Co. Museum. Entertainment by the S.H.S Swing Choir Program, Jim Fenimore, MC J Contact The Superior Chamber of Commerce, 354 N. Commercial or call 402-879-3419. Hold tne phone, It's a SURPRISE 80 th Birthday Open House for Ray Wharton! March 14 t" * 2 to 4 pm Thayer County Community BUilding (south room) - 1302 4 t" St, Deshler NE (located at the fairgrounds on the south end. of town, across from Parkview Haven nursing home) ,No Gifts, please