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Donald G. Edghill, 69

Donald G. Edghill, 69, of Ord passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at his home east of Ord with his wife by his side.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 28, 2015, at the Ord First United Methodist Church. Reverend Trever Rook will officiate. Burial will be in the Ord City Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice to be determined at a later date. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Donald Gene was born in Ord Nebraska on May 9, 1946, to Ardith "Bob" & Geneva (Barnes) Edghill he lived most of his life in his hometown of Ord. After graduating Ord High, Don continued his education in Omaha where he graduated with an Automotive Tech degree from Universal Trade school. He returned home to run the family business which he continued to co-own at the time of his death.    
On October 1, 1968, Don eloped to Norton, Kansas with the love of his life, Chrystal Brown. From this marriage three children were born.  Don was active in his children's lives, always teaching them how to problem solve and be the best at what they do. Blessed to be able to call him Dad, are his three children, Becki, John and Kari. There was never an issue that seemed too big or a problem he couldn't solve, even if that meant duct tape & wire. 
Many hobbies included camping and fishing every weekend while the kids were young, stock car racing & whipping up a meal on the grill. He enjoyed gardening which included something different every year. Lots of animals were always around, but he had a special place in his heart for his dog Sadie.
Don also enjoyed serving on the Ord Volunteer Fire Department; he was charter member of Valley Rods Unlimited, and belonged to Karp and Krow and Odd Fellows.
Providing care for Foster children was important to Don. Over the years, Don and Chrystal cared for over 60 children. Betty (Wieck) Jacques, joined our family when she was 8 years old. Don shared his love of the outdoors with Betty; they were always working on a project together. Zach Frink was also a very important part of Don's life. Don loved them as his own. 
Don's grandkids were as special to him as his own kids. Their visits always brightened his day. A piece of him will live on in them forever. 
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Chrystal of Ord; his mother, Geneva Edghill of Ord; five children and their spouses, Becki and Tim Potrzeba of Pierre, South Dakota, John and Kim Edghill of Ord, Kari and Richard Bauman of Pierre, South Dakota, Betty and Brandon Jacques of Gibbon, and Zach and Mika Frink of Grand Island; nine grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Jana Edghill of Ord; and a sister and brother-in-law, Leann and Dale Beran of Ord.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ardith “Bob” Edghill.

Rodney R. Sperling, 80

Rodney R. Sperling, 80, of Fairbury, formerly of the North Loup completed the journey to his eternal home on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at the Heritage Care Center in Fairbury, Nebraska.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at the Ord Memorial Chapel in Ord, Nebraska. Pastor Peter Hiett will officiate. Inurnment and Military Honors will be in the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup. Memorials are suggested to the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Rodney was born in Ord on April 22, 1935, to Ralph and Ivy (Ingraham) Sperling.  He attended school in Burwell, before moving to Scotia, where he graduated in 1952.  Rodney then served in the United States Army until 1958, on active duty in Panama. 
Rodney returned to the family farm near Scotia and married Delores Hulinsky in 1958.  Over the years, they and their six children were actively involved in the milking and farming operation until they sold the farm in 1986.  Rodney then drove a semi-truck and traveled the country. Following his divorce in 1990, he spent some years living in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rodney retired and moved to Fairbury in 1997, where he lived until his passing.  It was there that Rodney began a peaceful life of spoiling his grandchildren, and raising his Boston Terrier dog, “Bonnie”. Rodney was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved playing cards and piecing together puzzles as gifts for his family.

Rodney leaves behind six children; daughters, Roxanne and husband, Gary Zulkoski of Doniphan, Echo and husband, Kent Niederklein of Fairbury, and Penny and husband, Patrick Holley of Firth; sons, Ransom, and wife Vickie Sperling of St. Paul, Rob Sperling of Reno Nevada, and Reed Sperling of Hastings; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Larietta McWilliams of Camarillo California, and Evelyn Hiett of Littleton Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Echo Durm.


Joan M. Sintek, 46

Joan M. Sintek 46 of North Loup passed away Friday, November 13, 2015 at the Valley County Health System Hospital at Ord
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 10:30 am the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Fathers Joe Hannappal and Josh Brown officiating. Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 pm at the Hillside Cemetery at North Loup. The family will be greeting friends Tuesday from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Ord Memorial Chapel with a Rosary at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Gage Sintek’s educational fund or the Valley County Health System Home Health or Hospice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Joan passed away from side effects of her 4-year battle with Lupus. She was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, co-worker, friend, therapist, counselor, role model … and in some cases partner-in-crime with any of the above.
She was small in stature, but not in spirit. She will be remembered most for her faith, her love for Jesus Christ, her hard work and dedicated service to others.
Joan was born Aug. 22, 1969 to Andy and Marie (Schneider) Ramold at O’Neill. After graduating from St. Mary’s High School, she earned her Occupational Therapy degree at Creighton University. She worked at Grand Island Physical Therapy, Howard County Hospital, St. Francis Home Health, then Valley County Health Systems, where she will be recognized in December for 15 years of service.
She was united in marriage with Steve Sintek at St. Patrick’s Church in O’Neill on February 21, 1998. Their family includes son Gage, and stepchildren Clark and Margaret.
Joan was a wonderful caregiver, recognized for her innovative approaches to treatment. Co-workers credit her for always thinking outside the box, and for making her patients and their well-being the priority. She was a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She helped found and coordinate the Southern Valley Therapeutic Riders while the group was active.
In 1999 she initiated the North Loup Popcorn Dash, and coordinated the walk/run for the past 16 years. She enjoyed doing graphic design for the t-shirts and for other Popcorn Day programs. She also loved photography, writing, dancing and spending quality time with family and friends.
Her quick wit and spontaneous spirit helped her live life to the fullest and brought many a chuckle to family and friends.
She is survived by her husband Steve of North Loup, children Gage of North Loup, Margaret of Ord, and Clark of Lincoln; mother Marie of O’Neill, siblings Randy of Wagner SD, Jeanie and husband Mike Miller of Spencer, Kathy and husband Mike Scott of Winner SD, and Ron of Omaha; mother and father-in-law Lyle and Lucienne of North Loup; sisters-in-law Carol and husband Bill Keyser of Ord, Ellen and husband Jim Riddle of Cleveland OH, Peggy and Lance Hall of Lincoln, NE and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joan was preceded in death by her father Andy Ramold, and grandparents Betty and Leo Schneider and Anna and Joe Ramold.
Memorials are suggested for the Home Health or Hospice programs at VCHS. Joan also requested a college fund be set up for Gage.

Emanuel Leroy Hulinsy, 78

Emanuel Leroy Hulinsky, 78, of Burwell, Nebraska died November 7, 2015 at the Valley View Senior Village in Ord, Nebraska.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Hitchcock Funeral Home in Burwell, Nebraska. Burial will be in Cottonwood Cemetery in Burwell. Pastor JB Sikes will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Monday at Hitchcock Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the Burwell Fire Department.
Emanuel was born April 21, 1937 to Edward and Kathryn (Bruha) Hulinsky.
Emanuel is survived by five children, Bonnie Hulinsky of Casper, Wyoming; Homer and Connie Young of Ord, Nebraska; Duane and Lois Young of Aurora, Nebraska; Jim and Billye Young of Omaha, Nebraska; Ruth and Blake Vernon of Lyman, Wyoming. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Three brothers, Laddie and Carolyn Hulinsky of Burwell, Nebraska; Jim and Helen Hulinsky of Burwell, Nebraska and Bob and Jennie Hulinsky of Ord, Nebraska and two sisters, Helen Bower of Burwell, Nebraska and Evelyn Stephens of Ord, Nebraska.
Emanuel was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jerry Hulinsky.
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