|Gregory Allen Muhr|
March 22, 1962 – November 28, 2016
services directed by Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel
|Gregory "Greg" Allen Muhr, 54, of Gering, passed away peacefully at his home, with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with ALS on Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. At his request, cremation has taken place.|
There will be a Celebration of Life service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at The Rock Church with Pastor Tyson Lambertson officiating. Friends may stop at Dugan-Kramer Chapel from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday to sign Greg’s register book and drop off condolences for the family.
Memorials may be given to the ALS Association Rocky Mountain Chapter 10855 Dover St. Suite 500 Westminster, CO 80021. Tributes of sympathy may be left at dugankramer.com.
Greg was born March 22, 1962 in Bridgeport, the oldest child to Jerry D. and Carolyn M. (Robinson) Muhr. He attended school at Bayard, graduating with the Class of 1980.
Greg was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart, Brenda Castellaw on July 25, 1981 in Bayard. The couple has made their home in the Valley all their married lives where they raised their two sons. Greg started his career in the auto body business, eventually opening and growing his own family shop, Greg's Autobody and Paint, alongside his wife and sons. Greg worked hard to build a successful business to leave to his boys, and he loved to play hard too.
He enjoyed traveling the world, his favorite vacation spots being Cozumel, Cabo and Alaska, where he loved scuba diving and fishing. Greg loved spending his summers at his cabin at Lake McConaughy making memories with his friends, family, and grandkids. Greg's grandchildren were his pride and joy, he always looked forward to spending time with them, watching them play ball, taking them fishing, and playing at the lake. He will be dearly missed.
Greg is survived by his wife Brenda; sons and daughters-in-law Andy and Tiffany Muhr and Dusty and Jen Muhr; grandchildren Calista, Ella, Lucas, Taylor, and Jackson; parents Jerry and Carolyn Muhr; sisters Debbie (Rick) Reeves and Becki (Ted) Ramsey; brother Mike (Vicky) Muhr; sister-in-law Susan Castellaw (Jason Schanaman); brothers-in-law Ken (Leica) Castellaw and Dean Castellaw; aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Greg was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Sidney and Beverley Castellaw.
March 13, 1937 – November 25, 2016
services directed by Gering Memorial Chapel
|Marjorie “Mardi” Larson of Gering passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at the age of 79. Her memorial service will be on Saturday, Dec, 3 at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Chris Kester Beyers officiating. |
Memorials can be made to Festival of Hope (festivalofhope.net). Tributes of sympathy may be left at geringchapel.com.
Mardi was positive, enthusiastic, joyful, and proudly Irish. Mardi was born in Minot, North Dakota on March 13, 1937, to Charles and Irma Byrne, the only daughter with three brothers. Mardi graduated from Minot High School in 1955. In 1957, she married her high school sweetheart, Rich, and they were happily married for more than 55 years.
Mardi and Rich raised five children and they loved spending time with family and friends. Mardi focused her boundless energy on her children while the family moved several times within North Dakota and Nebraska, settling in Gering in 1977.
Mardi was a room mother, Cub Scout leader, and a Blue Birds leader. Mardi obtained her real estate license in 1980 and sold real estate until 1994. In 1988, Mardi achieved a lifelong goal and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Chadron State College. In 1994, Mardi opened the Chocolate Express in Scottsbluff until 2007, and loved being called “The Chocolate Lady.”
Mardi is survived by her children, Scott (Tracie) Larson of Lone Tree Colorado, Mitch (Leisa) Larson of Lincoln, Nebraska, Mark (Laura) Larson of Louisville Colorado, and Kristin Larson of Gering; grandchildren, Emma, Chelsie, Sam, Grace, Nora, Derrick, Macy, and Eliana; and great-grandchild Alaska. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Vivian (Rob) King; brother-in-law Gary (Pat) Larson; brother-in-law, Bernie (Eloise) Pellenwessel; sister-in-law Diane Byrne-Bacon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mardi was preceded in death by her husband Rich; her daughter Lori R. Larson (Leif Henecke) of Manasses Virginia; brothers Charles Byrne, Arthur “Gig” Byrne, and David Byrne; sister-in-law Jeanette Pellenwessel; niece Mary Helen Fichtner; and nephews Tom Byrne and Mike Byrne.
|Bernard C. Benzel|
December 31, 1931 – November 22, 2016
services directed by Gering Memorial Chapel
|Bernard C. (Bernie) Benzel, 84, of Gering, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at his home while reading his evening devotions with his wife. His funeral will be Monday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. at Gering Zion Church, 1100 O Street in Gering, with Pastor Tim Hebbert officiating. Interment will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Gering. |
Visitation will be Sunday from 1-6 p.m. with a prayer service at 6 p.m. at Gering Memorial Chapel. Memorials made be made to Gering Zion Church or the Gering Volunteer Fire Department. Tributes of sympathy may be left at geringchapel.com.
Bernard was born to Carl and Pauline (Dahlinger) Benzel on Dec. 31, 1931, in Scottsbluff. He lived in the Gering/Scottsbluff area all of his life. After graduating from Scottsbluff High School in 1950, he worked on the family farm and at Swift Packing Plant.
On March 15, 1953, he married the love of his life, Rowena J Rein. Together they raised two children, Linda and LeVerne. Bernard worked hard as a farm hand until 1959 when he became employed at Lockwood Corporation and worked there until his retirement in 1993.
He was a member of Gering Zion Church where he served in many offices of the church. His greatest joy was when the church board went forward and built the enlarged Sunday School and Awana area, the family worship center. Anyone who knew him knew that he was a man who loved the Lord and loved his church. Although he was not large in stature, he had the heart of a giant and loved his family and friends dearly. All of his grandkids knew beyond a doubt that they were his favorite. His great sense of humor and friendliness will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife Rowena; son LeVerne (Julie); and five grandchildren: Bernalda (Bob), Brandon (Rachel) and Brodie Fritton, and Lukas (LaDonna), and Shannon Benzel. He was blessed with 10 great-grandchildren: Adrian, Raulie, Cyrus, Teagan, Quinlan Fritton; Brendan, Boston, Brecken, Brooklyn and Journey Benzel; as well as siblings Art Benzel, Nadine Fritzler, and Lorrine (Ben) Hein.
He was proceeded in death by his daughter Linda, parents, and in-laws.
|Ramona Aguilar Hernandez|
September 25, 1935 – November 22, 2016
services directed by Jolliffe Funeral Home
|Ramona Aguilar Hernandez, 81, of Gering, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. |
Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Father Jonathan Sorensen as Celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Sunset Memorial Park in Scottsbluff.
A Rosary Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the church. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials in Ramona’s honor be made in care of the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to Boy’s Town. Online condolences may be left at jolliffefuneralhome.com.
Ramona was born in Scottsbluff on Sept 25, 1935 to Joe and Julia (Perez) Aguilar. She attended school and graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1955.
She married Cirilo Hernandez on Sept. 14, 1962 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Scottsbluff. To this union two daughters, Connie and Monica were born.
Ramona worked at St. Mary's Hospital as a ward clerk, then Gentry Clark Medical Center in the billing department. She later worked and retired from Regional West Medical Center in the Business Office.
She is survived by her loving husband Cirilo; daughters Connie (Glenn) Lucius and Monica (Denis) Graham; grandchildren Michael (Marcie) Hernandez, Christina Morris, Antonia (Travis) Ybarra, Jessica (Jeremy) Graham and David (Katelin) Graham; and nine great-grandchildren.