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Jacob C. Koch, 77

Memorial services for Jacob C. Koch, age 77 of Long Pine will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth, Nebraska.  Inurnment will follow in the Ainsworth Cemetery.  There will be no visitations.  Memorials have been suggested to the family in his name for future designation.  Online condolences may be directed to the family at

Jacob Koch passed away on Friday, October 2, 2015 at the West Holt Memorial Hospital in Atkinson, Nebraska.  

Survivors include 7 childrem, Jacob Koch and significant other Evelyn Schaaf of Ord, Lori Hoevet and husband Tom of Ord, Rick Koch and wife Sue of Ord, Michael Koch of Grand Island, Bruce Koch and wife Kim of Ord, Keri Nissen of Hastings, and Kris Koch and wife Mary of Edgar and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Two sisters Judy Baxter of Gordon, Alita Burdick and husband Ben of Johnstown, a half sister Joan Fredericksen and husband Don of Long Pine along with nieces, nephews and other family members.

Shirley M. McCain, 67

Shirley M. McCain, 67, of Ord passed away on Monday, October 5, 2015, at the Valley County Health System Hospital in Ord following a short fight with cancer.

Mrs. McCain’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015, at the Ord First United Methodist Church. Pastor Scott Hausrath will officiate. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Ord Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Shirley Marie was born February 28, 1948, to Oldrich and Mildred (Kasper) Hrebec at Ord, Nebraska. She was raised in Ord and graduated from Ord High School in 1966.

On April 16, 1967, Shirley was united in marriage to Willard McCain at Ord, Nebraska. To this union three children were born.

Shirley spent her life helping and caring for others. She was a bartender and cook at many area Bar and Grills and was a Nurse’s Aide in local care homes. She will be most remembered as a clerk at the “L Street Mini Mart” in Ord where she worked for many years.

Shirley enjoyed cooking, sewing and visiting with family and friends. She loved being with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Ord American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Willard of Ord; a daughter, Kris McCain and her fiancé, Dale Harbison both of Ord; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kylie and Stefanie McCain of Hershey, and Kody and Ruth McCain of Ord; 10 grandchildren; 2 expectant grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Alan Bartlett of Florida and JoAnne and Ron Kasselder of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Chuck Hrebec.

Lester Miles, 98

Memorial Services for Lester Miles, age 98, of Plainview, formerly of Chambers and O’Neill, will be at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, October 3, 2015, at the First Presbyterian Church in O’Neill.

Graveside Services will be at 4 P.M. at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Thedford, NE.  Lester passed away Wednesday evening, September 23, 2015, at the Plainview Manor in Plainview, Nebraska.  Arrangements are under the direction of Biglin’s Mortuary in O’Neill. Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

He is survived by his wife, Rose, of Plainview, 4 daughters; Alberta Mikkelsen of Chambers, NE, Sammie Rowse and husband Ricky, of Amelia, NE, Cindy Fluckey and husband Calvin of Plainview, NE, Sue Kissell and husband Greg of Sargent, NE,  2 sons; Bernard Miles and Bart Miles, both of Grand Island, NE, siblings; Eldora Hardy of Valentine, NE, sister-in-law Kathleen Miles of Thedford, NE, Merle Marie Melcher of Fairbury, NE, Sam (Charolette) Miles of Valentine, NE, Bernard (Lovella) Miles of Valentine, NE, Grandchildren; Donya Mikkelsen, Arwin (Laura) Mikkelsen, Burton (Valerie) Mikkelsen, Justin (Amy) Rowse, Aaron Rowse, Vincent (Melissa) Fluckey, Eric Fluckey, Byron (Dawn) Grenier, Robert (Angela) Grenier, Joseph (Jenna) Grenier, and ten great grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, step grandson Cecil (Samantha) Kissell, and one great great grandchild.  

Lester Austin Miles was born May 28, 1917, to Austin Philo Miles and Janie Mae (Lester) Miles, near Arnold, NE.  At the age of one, he and his parents moved to the sandhills about two miles east of Brownlee, known as Shepard Place.  He started school in Brownlee, and attended High School at Brownlee and Curtis, NE.  

On May 29, 1939, he married Alberta Clarice Morford, a teacher from Hubbell, NE.  To this union, twin daughters were born at Alliance, NE, on November 3, 1941.  Mrs. Alberta Miles died in childbirth, and daughter, Marjorie was stillborn.  Baby Alberta Catherine survived.

On October 30, 1948, Lester and Sylvia Rose Florea, a teacher from Thedford, were married. To this union, 3 girls and twin boys were born.  Daughters Sammie Elizabeth, Cindy Mae, Aletha Sue, and twin sons Bart Alfred and Bernard Austin.  

Lester and Rose moved from Brownlee vicinity to the ranch in Garfield County, south of Chambers, in 1952.  They retired and moved to O’Neill.  

Lester loved his family, horses, cattle, and a good dog.  He always had time to visit with friends and neighbors.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in O’Neill and The Nebraska Sandhills Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2007.  He was also a member of the Holt County Historical Society. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Mae, wife Alberta, daughter Marjorie, brother Robert, 2 brothers-in-law; Burton Hardy and Jim Melcher, nephew Bobby Hardy, son-in-law Eddie Grenier, Grandson Austin Grenier.

Laureen F. Krajnik, 70

Laureen F. Krajnik, 70, of Ord passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015, at the Valley County Health System Hospital.
Mrs. Krajnik’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at the Ord Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Doug Olson officiating. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday at the Ord Memorial Chapel. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Valley County Health System Hospice, Evangelical Free Church or the Donor’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 
Laureen Faye was born May 3, 1945, at Ord, Nebraska to Glen and Gwendolyn (Kellison) Cochran. She received her education at Cottonwood Rural School and graduated from Ord High School in 1963.
Following high school Laureen attended Kearney State College for one year. On July 14, 1964, she was united in marriage to Robert D. Lueck. To this union two children were born, Jennifer and Jeffrey.
While Mr. Lueck served in the United States Navy the couple resided in Oxnard, California. In December of 1965, Laureen returned to Ord. Mr. Lueck passed away in 1969. She then was united in marriage to Duane Krajnik on July 7, 1979.  Laureen made her home in Ord until her passing.
Laureen was a member of Christian Women’s Club, Extensions Clubs, BPOE Does, Eastern Star and Jobs Daughters. She enjoyed reading and was an avid pet lover. She especially liked her dogs, cats and pot-bellied pigs.
Survivors include her husband, Duane of Ord; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Guy Lewis of Ord; step-daughter, Melanie Boden of Ord; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Shawn and Tammy Krajnik of Pensacola, FL; eight grandchildren, Dalton Boden and his wife, Kaylee, Sydney, Barrett, Morgan and Garrick Boden; Lillyanne Lewis, Ezekeial Aleo and Kaitlyn Rasmussen; and a host of relatives and friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert Lueck; her son, Jeffrey Lueck; a grandson, Boone Boden; and a sister and brother-in-law, Lynda and Lynn Schauer. 
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