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Dale R. Wilson, 63






Dale R. Wilson, 63, of Ord passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014, at his home in Ord.
Mr. Wilson’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 31, 2014, the Ord First United Methodist Church with Pastor Scott Hausrath officiating. Inurnment will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Dale Ray Wilson was born October 10, 1951, at Ord, Nebraska to George and Elsie (Nelsen) Wilson. He was raised on a farm near Elyria and received his education at Fairplay District #26 and graduated from Ord High School in 1969.

Dale continued his education at Universal Trade School in Omaha. While in Omaha he was employed for A-1 Forklift.

In 1970, Dale married Angela Burson at Ord, Nebraska. To this union four children were born, Jarrod, Jessica, Justina and Jeremy.

In 1971, Dale returned to Ord and worked as a mechanic at Todsen Chevrolet for seven years. He then began his own business, Wilson Auto Repair. He operated the repair shop for 30 years. Dale and Corina Clayton were united in marriage on July 27, 1985. The couple made their home in Ord and had three sons, Seth, Zachary and Preston.
Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Corina of Ord; five sons, Jarrod and his wife, Deb, Jeremy and his partner, Paula Brokke, Seth and his partner, Melissa Bucher, Zachary and his partner, Amanda Summers, and Preston and his partner, Elizabeth Burr all of Ord; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jessica and Mitchell Allemang of Lincoln and Justina and John Young of Ord; 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Shirley and Keith Manchester, Gloria “June” and Joe Paprocki, and his twin sister, Sharlene Skinner all of Ord; and his mother-in-law, Phyllis Lowther of Malmo, NE.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Ed Skinner; and two fathers-in-law, Clarence Clayton and Steve Lowther.
 

Charles O. "Charlie" Dearmont, 78




Charles O. “Charlie” Dearmont, 78, of Elyria passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the Valley View Living Center in Ord.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Ord Christian Church. Pastor Doug Durre will officiate. Burial will be in the Cottonwood Cemetery at Burwell. Memorials are suggested to the Ord Christian Church or to Deaf Missions. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Charles was born November 26, 1935, at Burwell, Nebraska to “G.L.” Gerald L. and Grace (Heck) Dearmont. He attended rural elementary school graduated from Burwell High School.
In 1955, Charlie was united in marriage to Yvonne Cass. Yvonne passed away in 1983. Charlie and Colleen Reineke were married in May of 1985.
Charlie found his life work early and enjoyed long hours and years of doing earth work for local farmers. After growing up as the youngest of nine children on a farm, he had a deep appreciation of hard work which he felt was the cornerstone of a productive satisfying life. He loved the farmers, the land and his attempts to “heal the earth”. He enjoyed the camaraderie of his employees, co-workers and customers. Charlie operated Cass Construction until his work related accident in 2004.
Charlie had a love for his family and family gatherings. He was a dedicated father who encouraged his children in their outstanding academic progress and successes. He adored his grandchildren; and their talents and achievements.
Charlie was a member of the Burwell and Ord Christian Churches. He always took time out for church, but would often take a change of work clothes so he could get right back to the fields.
Charlie’s hobbies were Husker Football, Conservative Talk Radio, Nebraska Big Rodeo at Burwell and Country Music.
Survivors include his wife, Colleen of Elyria; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Dave and Lona of Lincoln, and Steve of Burwell; a daughter, Diane Dearmont of Seattle, WA; a step son and daughter-in-law, Zach and Julie Pool Hardin, MT; a step daughter, Amy Scheffler of Norfolk; five grandchildren; and three sisters, Helen Fischer of Burwell, Ruby Percell of Lincoln, and Ivy Everhart of Waterloo, NE.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Yvonne (Cass) Dearmont; four brothers, Robert, John, Nelson and Alvin Dearmont; and a sister, Viletha Graham. 




 

Elaine E. Miller, 90






Elaine E. Miller, 90, of Ord passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Health System in Kearney.

Mrs. Miller’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014, at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Pastor Kyle Campise will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date at Sheridan, Wyoming. Memorials are suggested to the Ord Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department or Ord First United Methodist Women. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Elaine was born October 21, 1923, at Kimball, Nebraska to Edmond W. and Ollie E. (Sperling) Petersen. She graduated from Ravenna High School in 1942.
Following graduation, Elaine taught school in a one room country school near Ravenna.
On December 18, 1945, Elaine was united in marriage to William “Bill” R. Miller at Ravenna, Nebraska. The couple farmed south of Ord before moving to Grand Island. While in Grand Island, Elaine worked at Vogue as a seamstress.

They moved to Longmont, Colorado and Elaine did the bookkeeping for a local dairy. While making their home in Sheridan, Wyoming, Elaine worked as a Certified Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Counselor for the Veteran’s Medical Center.
Mr. Miller passed away in Sheridan on April 30, 1991. Elaine has made her home in Ord since October of 1991.

She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and the United Methodist Church. Elaine enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, sewing and cross-stitching.

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Daryl and Laura Miller of Ord, and Karl and Karen Miller of Conroe, Texas; three grandchildren, Wendy Miller-Bronson of Ord, Sean and Michelle Miller of Houston, Texas, and Jason and Jennifer Miller of Kearney; seven great-grandchildren; 3 great great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, William “Bill”; a sister, Dorlene Mettinbrink; and a great-grandson, Landon Miller.
 

Donitta Ann Conrad, 50




Donitta Ann Conrad, 50, of Burwell, Nebraska died at home on October 11, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Burwell. Rev. Greg Volzke will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 -8 p.m. at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell, Nebraska. Burial will be Thursday at 2:00 p.m. in the Hoisington Cemetery in Hoisington, Kansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the For the Cure, Ropers in Need or the Community Memorial Health Center.
Donitta was born January 13, 1964 in Ransom, Kansas to Donald and Ruby (Armer) Popp. She went to elementary school at Pawnee Rock, Kansas and graduated from Hoisington High School in 1982. After graduation she attended Barton County Community College at Great Bend, Kansas where she received her associate’s degree.
Donitta married JP Conrad on April 27, 1985 in Hoisington, Kansas. They lived in Kansas for a time before moving to Burwell, Nebraska in 1987. Donitta later worked at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell as a nurse. In 2005 she attended Mid Plains Community College in North Platte, Nebraska to continue her nursing education.
Donitta and JP moved to Grand Island, Nebraska in 2010. Donitta was a nurse at Tiffany Square in Grand Island. In 2012 Donitta and JP moved back to Burwell where she continued to work at the Community Memorial Health Center until her health forced her to quit.
Donitta was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was and avid gardener and an outstanding cook. She loved the outdoors and was very passionate about her work and care for the elderly and she loved to spoil her grandkids.
Donitta is survived by her husband JP Conrad of Burwell, Nebraska. Two children, Bruce and Maggie Conrad of Bartlett, Nebraska and Jessica and Evan Goodwin of Hastings, Nebraska and four grandchildren, Chet, Gracie, Natalie and Bozley Conrad. Her parents, Don and Ruby Popp of Hoisington, Kansas. Two brothers, Greg and Marla Davidson and DeWayne Davidson all of Great Bend, Kansas and a sister, Glenda and Brett Cloutier of Clermont, Florida and nieces and nephews.
Donitta was preceded in death by her grandparents, Esther and Herman Popp and Lena Jenkins and Leo Armer. Her uncle Duane Popp, a cousin, Kevin Popp and her father-in-law, Bob Conrad.

 
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