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Thursday, August 18, 2Oll THE SUPERK)R EXPRESS 7A ,%,;v Obituaries Services held this Week for Marine Sgt. Robinson Services for Marine Sgt. Joshua Robinson, 29, sob of Missi (Meyer) Robinson, formerly of Nelson, were held at St. Cecilia&apos; s Catholic Church in Hastings on Tuesday. Sgt. Robinson, of Omaha, died Aug. 7, during a com- bat operation in the Helmland Prov- ince in Afganistan. Robinson's body was taken first to Dover, Del., and then to Hastings, with a full escort of Patriot Guard Rid- ers whi-ch not only offer respect to the deceased but also assure protection to 1 mourners from any potential protest- ors that have been known to infringe on military funerals. Robinson, who reportedly died of two gun shot wounds to the left side of hischest, was also the grandson of the late Harlen and Katheryn Meyer. He was born at Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital on Oct. 28, 1981, to Steven and Missi Robinson of Nelson and grew up on a farm near Oak until the family moved to Colorado when he was nine years old. Survivors include his wife, Rhonda and two sons, Wyatt, 5, and Kodiak, 4, stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Moser (Missi), Honolulu, Hawaii; sisters, AngelaJohnson, Nowata, Okla., and Stacy Horst, Vass, N.C., and other relatives. Interment was held with full military rites at Parkview Cemetery in Hastings where his father and grandfa- ther are also buried. Ethlyn Smith Ethlyn Guinelda Smith. 82. was born to Marion and Eunice (Ireland) Lyons in Superior, on Feb. 13, 1929. She died Tuesday at Brodstone Me- mOrial Hospital. Ethlyn attended school in Superior, graduating with the Class of 1946. She attended Storemont Vail Nursing School in Topeka, and worked as a nurse in Topeka, Wichita and Superior. On March 8, 1948, she married Jack Smith in Fairbury. To this union three sons were born, Thomas, Marlin, and Kent. They briefly lived in Wichita before buying a farm north of Republic where they lived at the time of her death. She worked at the bank in Byron 20 years. Ethlyn had i great love for music, playing the violin and piano. She played the piano and sang in the choir in her church. She also liked knitting, crocheting, gardening and helping on the farm. She was a mem- ber of the United Methodist Church and the Knitting Club. Ethlyn, was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Eunice Lyons; brothers Loren, Vynn, Darrell, and Marion Lyons; sisters Darlene Ginn. Velda Arnold. and Theda Stolley. Sur- vivors include her husband of 63 years: sons Thomas Smith, Berthoud. Colo., Marlin Smith, Chester, arid Kent Smith, Belleville; granddaughters Mrs. Lyle Weber, (Cathy), Dorchester, Mrs. Mark Rickman (Lisa) Thornton. Colo., and Mrs. Brad Hogan (Lori), Cortland, Neb.; grandsons Lucas and David Smith, Belleville; great-grandchildren. Ryan and Haley Weber, Cassidy, Coo- per, Cody Hogan, Samantha, Wyatt ana-PaiSley Rickman; and her brother. Neil Lyons, Wenatchee. Wash. Her funeral will be held Friday at the Re- public United Methodist Church with Pastor Roger Walls officiating. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Lucas Smith, David Smith, Lyle Weber. Mark Rickman, Brad Hogan, Jim Smith, Butch Lyons and Calvin Seybold. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, will be in charge of the arrangements. Marie Bossemeyer Marie Evelyn (Novak) Bossemeyer, 88, was born in McCool Junction on July 27, 1922, to Edward and Frances Novak. She died on July 8 at her home in Lincoln, Neb. Marie attended grade school and graduated from McCool High School in 1940. She attended York College and taught in the York County rural schools for three years. She was a secretary at Fairmont AAF, Geneva, working in the special services office at base headquarters, from 1943 to November 1945. Deciding that she needed more business training, Marie then attended the Lincoln School of Commerce. After graduating in 1946, she worked at the York State Bank in York as secretary to the president. Dean Sack, for the next four years. Marie was united in marriage to Alan Bossemever on Oct. 15, 1950. in York and moved to her new home m Superior. Her two children were born there, Linda Ann and Frank E. The family resided there until 1965. Then Marie and Alan purchased the Blue Valley Drive Inn at Crete. Marie helped her husband for 13 years working as manager, bookkeeper, soda jerk and errand girl. as well as working at her home. In Superior. Marie worked in the American Legion Auxiliary and be- came a 50-year member in 2001. After moving to Crete. she also worked as a volunteer at the Lincoln VA Medical Center along with other Crete auxil- iary volunteers. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Olive Chapter at Superior. and served as the worthy matron in 1963. She also was recorder of the Social Order of Beauceant in 1954 at Supe- rior. Marie served as leader of the Brownie Girl Scouts one year. den mother of the Cub Scouts one year and taught Sunday School at Superior's Methodist Church for a year. She and Alan also helped to supervise the Meth- odist Youth Group for several years. After joining the Avion Travelcade Club in 1987, Marie served as secre- tary and treasurer of the Nebraska unit for two terms. She has been a member , . , al of St. Luke s Umted MethodlstChurch in Lincoln since January, 1998. Marie and Alan celebrated their 50th wed- ding anniversary on Oct. 15, 2000 with family and friends. Survivors include her lausband. Alan, Lincoln, Neb.; her daugher, Mrs. Bill Surline (Linda); a son. Frank E. Bossemeyer; brother, Layton Novak. Sioux Falls, S.D.: three grandchildren: and three great-grandchildren. Marie was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Fred, Edmund and William Novak. Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Evergreen Cemetery in Superior. Pastor Mark Dieh[ will offi- ciate. Williams Funeral Home of Su- perior is in charge of arrangements. Easy on your t HOME COMFORT SYSTEMS f. TM Innovation never re, so good, Environmel al y friendly S D Fertilizer, LLC Doing business as Superior Deshler Highway 8 East Superior, Neb. 68978 (402) 879-4749 M&R Bookkeeping and Tax Service, 454 N. Bloom Street P.O. Box 424 Superior, Neb. 68978 0 402-879-4764 mrbkkeeping @ h0tmail.c0m Marilyn Peters0n Superior Publishing Co. @2-8  S ;> Harley Wyatt Harley Lee Wyatt died Aug.13 in McCallen, Texas. He was born in Kearney, Neb., to Kiah and Margaret Wyatt He was preceeded in death by four brothers, Bob, Larry, Jerry and Jimmy Joe and also a great-grand son, Tho- mas. He is survived by his wife, Lavurne; a brother, Glen Thomas of Aurora, Neb.; two sisters, Dorothy Paul of Apple Valley, Calif., and Hazel Eastman of Canyon City Colo.; two sons, Roger of Gothenburg, Neb., and Edward of Superior Neb.; one daugh- ter. Pamela Garrick of North platte; 13 grandchildren, five step-children and eight great-grandchildren. Harley worked for Coca Cola in Holdrege for many years as well as Debus-Metz Baking Co., for 38 1/2 years, retiring as general manager. His funeral will be held at Saint Cecilia's Catholic Church in Hastings on Aug. 30 at 10:30 a.m. Frank Filipi Frank J. Filipi, Jr., 83, the son Of Frank J. and Helen (Sedivy) Filipi, Sr., was born Nov. 10, 1927, on a farm near Narka. He died Saturday, at the Re- public County Hospital in Belleville, Kan. Frank was one of three children. While growing up, he attended Albion grade school and graduated from Narka High School. After graduating, he en- listed in the U.S. Navy for three years. He served on the USS Mt. McKinley during the testing of the A bomb and then at the US Naval base in Washing- ton D.C transcribing orders between Washington and our forces overseas during WWII. He received an honor- able discharge and returned home to Narka. Frank was united m marriage to Doris Jane Chopp on Aug. 18, 1951. This union was blessed with three chil- dren, Debra, Frank Jeffery and Todd. Frank attended Kansas State Univer- sity and received his bacherlor of sci- ence degree in agriculture whereupon he and Doris began their life together tending the land and raising cattle. Urged by his mother who had taught at Bethlehem grade school, Frank ac- cepted the position as teacher at the school and began his life long career of engaging young people's minds "and opening their eyes to the wonders of our world, He returned to K-State and earned a bachelor of science degree for education majoring in biology, all the while with the help of Doris, working the small farm east of Munden. Frank taught science at Munden High School and then Belleville High School over a span of 40 years, during which time he continued working on his master's degree which he received from KSU in 1972. Frank was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Janet Marie; his wife, Doris Jane Filipi; sister, Marian; sis- ter-in-law. Phyllis Vaupel of Superior and brother-in-law, Leroy Weyh. Survivors include his daughter, Mrs. Bob Webber (Debra Lyn), Narka; sons, Frank Jeffery, Lyons, and Todd Alan, Munden; six grandsons, Cody, Bret, Mark and Paul Filipi, Mark and Michael Webber: granddaughter, Shina Filipi- Mertz; 11 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Erma Stewart, Wichita. His funeral will be held today (Thursday) at Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home in Belleville with Pastor Lennie Maxwell officiating. Burial with naval honors will be in the National Cem- etery south of Narka. Orville Meyer Orville Leroy Meyer, 76, died, last Wednesday. He was born on March, 15, 1935, in the family home near Byron. His birth came during one of the worst dirt storms of the "Dirty Thirties." He moved with his family of five brothers and five sisters tea farm in Thayer County where he lived his entire life. He attended St. Mark Parochial School through the 8th grade. He was confirmed on May 2, 1948. At the time St. Mark's Church was being moved from two miles east of town to east Main Street in Ruskin. Orville was a farmer begirming with his father, Henry, and later with his brother, Laverne, and then his own sons. He married Donna Jensby, Nov. 21, 1954, at the Union Church in Hardy. To this couple four sons, Bruce, Brad- Icy,: Brian and Brent, and two daugh- ters, Julie and Amy, were born His life centered around his church, where he was an active member and his family. As a young man he began carpen- tering, first out of necessity, then as a livelihood for his family. Meyer and Sons Construction built many homes in the area, the motto being "we build homes not houses." His love of wood andbuilding, he taught and passed on to his children. Orville with his wife, Donna, of 57 years, started traveling and camping with their young family and continued all his life. Their favorite spot was Lovewell Lake where he taught him- self as well as numerous children to water ski. Their many days of fun in the water and volleyball and dingle ball always ended around the campfire with singing and Orville playing his harmonica. Their travels to Canada and Mexico later turned to winter as they became snow birds at River Bend, Texas. He took up golf. He is survived by his wife, Donna: their sons, Bruce, Bradley, Brian and Brent, and daughters, Julie and Amy; grandchildren, Nicole and Mike Zucker, Chad Meyer, Cody and Gaby Meyer, Brooke Meyer, Brandon and Jessica Meyer, Trevgr Meyer, Sidney Meyer, Tara Meyer, Kenny Meyer, Keaton Meyer, Nathaniel Meyer, Danielle Meyer, Drew Shuck, Ty Shuck, Tanner Shuck, Hope Nienhueser. Halle Nienhueser: great- grandchildren. Alyssa Zucker. Jonathan Zucker and Madison Meyer; and sisters, Anita Betten and Betty Fangmeier. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry W. and Fannie Meyer, sisters, Mildred Hoops, Ruby Hoops and Wilma Fangmeier; brothers, Walter Meyer. Victor Meyer, Raymond Meyer, Richard Meyer and LaVerne Meyer. His funeral was held on Saturday, at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Ruskin, with Pastor n.J. Fouts officiat- ing. Pallbearers were Orville's grand- sons. Honorary pallbearers were Orville's granddaughters. Interment was in the St. Mark's Lutheran Cemetery. 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She is survived by her daughter, Linda Crosier, and husband, Fred Snider, Keamey; granchildren, Will- iam and Sheri Crosier and Mikayla Chopp, Kearney; one brother, Harlan Ray, Springfield, Me.; three sisters, Mrs. Gary Siverts (Barbara), Spring- field, Me., Mrs. Larry Farr Splitter (Bonnie Jean), Kearney, and Deborah Sharp, Texas; and friend and guardian, Brenda Chopp, Kearney. Her funeral was held on Tuesday at the Faith Methodist Church in Kearney with Pastor Michelle Reed officiating. Pallbearers were John Ray, Milan Ray, Gary Siverts, Gerald Schnacker and Paul Buresh. Interment was in the Nelson Cem- etery. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior was in charge of arrange- ments. 'Bud' Jones honored in memorial service fit for a cowboy By Tonya R. Paddock Family and friends said their final good-byes to P.D. (Bud) Jones during a memorial service fit for a cowboy on Sunday at the Nora Arena where Jones himself shared most of his time alone or in the company of others, training horses or participating in and hosting rodeo events. Philip_D_e .an Jones, known only as P.D. or Bud to many was diag- nosed with cancer"last November. He was adamant against a funeral, prefer- ring that friends and loved ones cel- ebrate his life with a party. A party had Crowl Tree Tree removal. Trimming and Ainu mp Removal r/' I-nsuie] ....... [ I , Reasonable rates \\;___, Free estimates / " Phone 40Z-S79-3608 originally been planned for Jones in mid-January of this year, but he died Jan. 7, before it could be held. Sunday, more than 200 friends and family members gathered for a memo- rial to Jones as his usually gentle horse, Duke, gave a fitting send-off. Tin cans containing Jones' ashes had been fit- ted to the stirrups of his saddle, placed on Duke which were then scattered as Duke was let loose into the Nora arena. The horse bucked and ran around the arena as the ashes were scattered. "Normally Duke is calm," said An- gela Gardner of Superior, Jones' niece and one of many family and friends who had joined In a group effort to plan the memorial. "Everyone at Sunday's memorial felt it could not have been a more perfect tribute from that horse to an old cowboy for him to buck the way he did and we never could have dreamt that this horse would ever do that in a million years. It was the perfect moment." While Jones has been known as the owner of Jones Western Outfitters and the Hereford Inn in Superior, as well as a horse trainer who created how-to videos which he shared on the website, and marketed his train- ing equipment, most will remember Jones as Butch and Diane Reiman of Superior do. 'T ve known P.D. all my life and he was one of a kind," said Diane Reiman. Butch said, "P.D. was born in the wrong century. He should have been bornin the 1800s because he was a true American Cowboy." This sentiment is reflected in Jones' own profile where he listed his country as the United States, his interests as roping, horse racing, rodeo and bull riding. His favorite movie was "Lonesome Dove," and his favorite music? You guessed it; coun- try. In addition, Jones read all the books he could find that were written by Ben K. Green, another American cowboy who wrote about his days as a horse trader. Green is the author of such books as "Horse Tradin" and "Wild Cow Tales." On his profile, where he shared instructional videos since 2006. Jones wrote, "I've been in the horse business for 50 years and try to learn new and better ways to handle them every day. I wish others would try to do that. I buy colts right off of the mares and work with them until they are sold. Not many people are lucky enough to spend their lives doing some- thing they enjoy." Prior to his death, Jones had more than 600 subscribers to his youtube channel. Jones, the oldest son of Waldine and Doris (Leslie) Jones, was born on July 26, 1947 in Superior. He then lived all of his life in Nora. At age 12, he foUnd his calling for training horses and starting colts for area farmers. A newspaper story published in The Su- perior Express regarding Jones in 2010 said, "Jones came from a long line of cowboys;his parents were in the cattle business and his grandfather was a horse trader." At the time, Jones said, "The old pirate (his grandfather Archie), he'd buy me a horse and let me break it. then sell it telling me it was not good, only to get me another one to break." Jones became wise to his grand- father, finally buying his ownhorse to break and sell. He was known as the "kid who could handle a rank horse," and began in rodeos during his high school years. Throughout thd years, Jones be- came a team roper and hosted his own roping events. Having purchased a computer in the late 90s, he began to amass online contacts and friends. Through theinternet, he sold his horses to buyers all across the nation. In 2006, hebegan uploading how-to videos onto to help other horse own- ers better understand and work with their horses. Of the 37 videos he cre- ated, Hobble breaking with P.D. Jones is the most popular with more than 9.5 million views. He also marketed his training equipment through his web- site, and shipped his hobbles, bits, and nosepieces to horsemen worldwide. "He was a genuine cowboy in the truest form," said Diane Reiman. "Go- ing to the Nora rodeo was one of the favorite highlights of my childhood. You could always count on the Jones boys to entertain you. P.D. always looked rough and tough, but he was a softy with a keen knack for making me laugh with a twinkle in his eyes. He will be sorely missed." On an internet memorial page for Jones. the following prayer has been left, "Our gracious and Heavenly Fa- ther, we pause in the midst of this festive occasion, mindful and thought- ful of the guidance that you have given us. We would ask today, Lord, that you be with us in this rodeo arena as we pray you will be also with us in life's arena. As cowboys. Lord. we don't ask for any special favors in this arena today We only ask that you will let us compete in this event, and in life. as you did for us. We don't ask that we never break a barrier, draw the steer that Won't lay, draw around a chute fighting horse, or a bull that is impos- sible to ride. Help us to compete in life as honest as the horse we ride; in a manner as clean and pure as the wind that blows across this Kansas country; so when we make that Last Ride, that we know is inevitable, to the Country Up There where the grass is green and lush and stirrup-high and the water runs clean and clear; You will tell us. as our Last Judge, that our entry fees are pad. Amen. Rest in peace P.D.. you will be missed.'" Godspeed. Cowboy. Large or Small/ For All Your Printing Needs. Envelopes Flyers Sale Bills Stationary Invitations Programs Business Cards Announcements Carbonless Forms Computer Stationary Continuous Forms Graphic Design Brochures Superior Publishing C_,o. 148 E. 3rd Street Superior, Neb. 68978 402-879.3.291