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Dixie L. Zulkoski, 79

Dixie Lee Zulkoski, 79, of Ord passed away on Monday, November 25, 2013, at the Valley County Health System Hospital in Ord.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10: 30 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Father Mark Maresh officiating. Burial will be in the Ord Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. at the church. In Lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Valley View Living Center or the Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Dixie Lee was born April 1, 1934, at Arcadia, Nebraska to Clifford and Ollie (Vance) Stone. She moved with her family to Ord where she graduated from Ord High School.
On June 14, 1955, Dixie was united in marriage to Edmund Zulkoski at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Elyria. The couple made their home on a farm in the Springdale Township of Valley County. They spent 51 years together on the farm.
Dixie was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Altar Society and VFW Auxiliary Post #7029.
She is survived by her husband, Edmund “EZ” of Ord; four sons and a daughter-in-law, Marty of Hastings, Jerry, Doug, and Todd and Pam all of Ord; a daughter and son-in-law, Denice and Iry Grigg of Hastings; 11 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Retta Miller of Loveland, CO.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Jimmy; a grandson, Shawn Grigg; a brother, Kay Stone and a sister, LaVonne Maurice.


Betty L. Fowler, 77

Betty L. Fowler, 77, of Arcadia passed away on Saturday, November 23, 2013, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.

Ms. Fowler’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013 at the Arcadia United Methodist Church. Reverend Dr. Jeff D. Hale and Pastor Marty Robbins will officiate. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 1, 2013, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Ord Memorial Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Arcadia Fire and Rescue Department. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Betty was born August 24, 1936, at Burwell, Nebraska to Lee and Evelyn (Hibnes) Johnson. She was raised in Loup County, Nebraska, on the north side of the Calamus River. Betty attended Valley View Country School through the 6th grade and Burwell Public School until the 10th grade. She then transferred to Loup County High School for her Junior and Senior years, graduating in 1955. During her school years she acquired the nickname of “Bets”. Betty was the School Annual Editor and was voted the “Most Dependable” of her graduating class.
Following high school, Betty taught in rural schools for 3 years.

In December of 1957, Betty married Gilbert Fowler. To this union four sons were born. They first lived on a ranch west of Taylor until 1970, when they moved to Arcadia. They resided there for two years and moved to Campbell for a short time before returning to Arcadia.

The couple divorced in 1976. Betty continued to make her home in Arcadia where she worked at the Arcadia Café and Rose Lane Nursing Home in Loup City. She also cooked at The Den and Bud’s Bar at Comstock. Betty last worked in private duty home care.

Her hobbies included sewing, reading and gardening and she especially enjoyed keeping up on the local news. Betty was a rodeo fan; following the PBR and enjoyed watching the National Finals Rodeo on TV.
Survivors include four sons and daughters-in-law, Kerry and Kathy of Arcadia, Leonard and Linda of Kearney, Ronald and Melanie of Grand Island and Jay and Kim of Hastings; grandchildren, Zachary Fowler of Aurora and Don and Tuesday Risley of Colorado; Niki and Vince Bunker of Colorado; 5 great grandchildren, and one brother, Kenneth Johnson of Mead.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Adella L. Sorenson, 85

Ardella Lorine Sorensen, 85, of Ord died Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Community Memorial Health Center at Burwell.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at 10:30 am at the Ord First United Methodist Church with Rev. Trever Rook and Pastor Ivan Schoone officiating.  Burial will be in the Minden Cemetery at 3:00 pm Wednesday.  Visitation will be held Tuesday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer’s Association. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ardella was born May 26, 1928, on the family farm near Upland, NE to Fred and Agnes (Petersen) Best.  Ardella attended country school west of Upland and graduated from Upland High School in 1946.
Ardella was married on Easter Sunday, March 28, 1948, to Ivan Sorensen at the Lutheran Church Parsonage at Minden, NE. Ardella and Ivan have been married for 65 wonderful years.

The couple made their home in Minden until 1953, when they moved to Ord. Ardella was a stay at home mom while rearing her two children and was active in their activities including Cub Scouts and Brownies. Later Ardella worked at Ord Fabric Shop and Needham’s Clothing.

Ardella was very active in the Presbyterian Church at Ord. Her hobbies included family genealogy, painting, poetry, and singing; gardening, canoeing and camping.

Ardella is survived by her husband, Ivan of Ord; a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Jean Sorensen of Lincoln, NE; a daughter and son-in-law Dianne and Mike Winterfeld of Brighton, CO; three grandchildren, Scott Sorensen, Laurie Parker, and Erin Becker; four step-grandchildren, Tracy Tonniges, Holly Miley, Jon Burns, and Jason Burns; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Rosetta Jean Best of Minden, Lois Leach and Clarice Lawson both of Lincoln.

Ardella was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Kenneth Best and Elmer (Pete) Best; and two sisters, Geraldine (Gerry) Davis and Janice Oziah.