Bates-Gould Funeral Home
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P.O. Box 574
Alliance, NE 69301
About UsWe at Bates-Gould Funeral Home are dedicated to providing services to the families of Alliance, Hemingford, and surrounding Sandhills Nebraska area with care and compassion.
For nearly 60 years families have trusted us with helping them plan the celebrations of lives lived.
We serve every family with great pride. We are able to offer a wide range of services to meet your familys needs and customs. We will listen to you and your wishes to help plan a celebration consistent with your expectations. We will take the time to plan every detail and help to relieve the burden on your family during your time of loss.
June 3, 1942 - September 26, 2014
Memorial services will be Friday, Oct. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at the Bates-Gould Chapel with Rev. Cheryl Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery.
May 28, 1920 - September 25, 2014
She was born May 28, 1920 near Copenhagen Denmark. Ketty was born to Oluf and Hertha Steffensen. Ketty and her family immigrated to West Branch, Iowa via Fredrick VIII in 1921. She graduated from West Branch High School in 1939.
Ketty Married Dr. Wayne C. Hillman on April 20, 1943 in Kahoka, Missouri. They were married for 71 ½ years. To this marriage they enjoyed two children, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. They spent much of their retirement traveling and enjoyed meeting new people.
Ketty was a member of the Denmark Lutheran Church until joining the United Methodist Church in 1949 with Wayne. She was a member of the daughters of the Nile, Bakers Dozen and several bridge clubs. Ketty was an immaculate housekeeper and cook. She kept the household together at all times. She collected Crackle glass, Danish plates, and 7 days of Christmas plates. She enjoyed restoring and refinishing furniture. She also spent time making quilts and enjoyed fancy needlework. Ketty was a fantastic cook with cinnamon rolls being her specialty. She especially enjoyed entertaining her family and friends.
Ketty spent time studying at Pasadena College preparing to become a citizen. She attained her citizenship in 1947.
Ketty was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, sister, and an infant sister in Denmark.
She is survived by her husband Wayne, son, Randall (Judy) Hillman, daughter, Jane (Bruce) Faber; her grandchildren, Leslie (Seth) Hulquist, Tony (Kaylea Navarro) Faber, and Kacy Faber; and her great-grandchildren, Kale Hulquist and Rylea Faber. She is also survived by her remaining sister Elizabeth Fox and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ketty is also survived by numerous camping friends from afar, special friends Wally and Dorothy Kirchhoff and caretaker, Jessica Johnson.
Memorial services will be on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 2p.m. at the United Methodist Church with burial at the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery at Alliance to follow.
Memorials may be sent to the Bulldog Back Pack program, PPHD Attn: Janelle, P.O. Box 337 Hemingford, Ne 69348.
September 2, 1938 - September 25, 2014
She was born on September 2, 1938 at Bridgeport, NE to Ernie and Neoma (Mitchell) Dobrinksi.
On April 22, 1960 she was united in marriage to Manuel A. Schick in Scottsbluff, NE.
Patty worked for many years in the care of people with special needs. She was a member of the Eagles, V.F.W. and American Legion Auxiliaries.
She is survived by her husband, Manuel, daughter, Jane Sherlock of Alliance, son, Blaine (Bonnie) Schick of Galesburg, IL, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers, Larry (Ilene) Dobrinksi and Dennis (Vickie) Dobrinski of Bridgeport.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her grandson, Thomas Sherlock, and her sisters, Dixie Garton and Barbara Dobrinski.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 30 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bates-Gould Chapel with Pastor Kent Steinke officiating. Burial will be in the Alliance Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 2-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be sent in care of the family to Jane Sherlock, D-7 Meadows Trailer Court, Alliance, NE 69301.
April 15, 1917 - September 24, 2014
He was born on the family ranch at Bingham, NE on April 15, 1917 to Ernest and Fae (Edmondson) Powles. He was a graduate of Bingham High School.
On November 26, 1938 he was united in marriage to Ioma T. Knuth. They lived in Hyannis where Glen drove the Drey Truck and worked for Beem Oil Company before moving back to Bingham in 1941 when he returned to his lifelong work in ranching. Glen was a longtime director of the Production Credit Association and a member of the B.P.O. Elks in Alliance and the Eagles Club in Hyannis. Glen enjoyed many hobbies including fishing, bowling, gardening, playing cards and watching the Colorado Rockies. In years past he had been a member of the Bingham Baseball Team.
He is survived by his son, Gary Powles of Bingham, his son-in-law, Jack (Sandra) Zickefoose of Hyannis, his granddaughters, Kayla (Mike) Wintz of Bingham, Nancy (Doug) Stevens of Hyannis, Wendy (Kevin) Bestol of Hyannis, Cindy (Shawn) Hebbert of Hyannis and Julie (Jake) Daugherty of Bingham, his great-grandchildren, Glenda Jones, Ryan Bestol, Brady Hebbert, Jacklyn Stevens Rosenberg, Craig Jones, Gary Bestol, Mark Hebbert, Scott Hebbert, Tarry Stevens, Carrah Daugherty and his great-great grandrandchildren, Rawley Churchill, Kellen Hebbert, Taylor Churchill, Keifer Hebbert
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, his daughter, Kay Zickefoose, his daughter-in-law, Judy Powles, his brothers, Coy Powles, Rolland (Emeline) Powles, Gale (Stella) Powles, his sisters, Lola (Hoover) McKenzie and Teen (Bill) McNicol.
Graveside services will be Wednesday, October 1 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bingham Cemetery with Pastor Andy Safarik officiating. A luncheon will follow at the Bingham Lutheran Church.
Memorials may be given to the Bingham Cemetery.
August 24, 1932 - September 23, 2014
Betty was born at her grandmothers house northeast of Alliance on August 24, 1932. She attended school at Grandview Elementary and graduated from Alliance High School in 1950. In 1953, she married Harold Bud Wills.
Betty worked for Fairmont Foods and A H Jones Company while attending high school. She did the bookkeeping and store front work for Buds Saddle & Seat Repair and bookkeeping for Wills Welding. She also worked as a part time secretary at her church. In 1974, Betty began working at Electric Hose & Rubber Company/Dayco/Parker. She worked there for 28 years.
Betty supported her childrens activities by helping with Alliance Roping Club, High School Rodeo, Fun Days, Nebraska Rodeo Association and PRCA. Bettys lifetime goal was to be a good wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Betty was a lifetime member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, charter member of Learn & Laugh extension club and Alliance Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She served as secretary/treasurer and president in these organizations. She was an active member of LWML and Friends in Christ at Immanuel Lutheran Church. She sang in the choir and sang at many funerals, weddings, etc.
Betty shared 51 years of marriage with Bud. She is survived by their 5 children, Tim (Kim), Hemingford, Ross (Johana), Alliance, Mike (Kim), Alliance, Janet (Chris) Toedtli, Alliance, Bill, Gering, her twelve grandchildren, Kami (Rick) Blumanthal, TeeCee (Abby) Wills, Morgan and Whitney Wills, Alice (Bobby) Smith, April (Pat) Crowley, Heath (Courtney) Wills, Elizabeth (Robert) Lynn, Jake (Mikala de Koning) Toedtli, Richie Toedtli, Channing and Harrison Wills and eleven great grandchildren. She is also survived by her mother, Delia Bartels, Alliance, and sister, Marge Whitlock, Mesa, AZ.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Bud Wills, brother-in-law Gary Whitlock, nephew Doug Whitlock, father Bill Bartels and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial services will be held Monday, September 29, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church. The Reverend Martin T. Schnare and Reverend Richard C. Mueller will officiate. Inurnment will be in the church columbarium.
Memorials may be given to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Immanuel Lutheran School, or the donors choice.
May 16, 1933 - September 21, 2014
He was born May 16, 1933 at Nonpareil, Nebraska to Albert and Alice (Keane) Adamson. He was the oldest of five children.
Everett graduated from Crawford High school in 1953. He attended one year at Chadron State College. He married Rosalie Lillian Krejci, the love of his life, on February 28, 1957. To this union ten children were born. Throughout his life he was known as a farmer and mechanic. However, the vocation he enjoyed and loved the most was being a father and, later, grandfather and great-grandfather. His large family was what he gathered the most pleasure from. He was always around to assist and help out in roles such as babysitter, storyteller, and Barbie doll keeper when needed. He was known by many names: daddy, grandpa, grampy, and big papa and he loved them all.
He was a man of many questions; always wanting to know "what for do you know cause why?" He knew more about the grandchildren and their schedules, often more than their parents.
He loved to have his own children visit daily; while also enjoying the company of others. He spent many days at his son's mechanic shop where he would greet people and help out by answering the phone. Anyone who met him would be welcomed with a "hello" and a smile. He is a man that will be greatly missed.
He is preceded in death by his wife Rosalie, his parents, daughter, Charlene Gartner, his son, Michael Adamson, son-in-law Alan Harless, great-granddaughter, Maddie Nunez, and sisters, Delma Townsend and Ellen Adamson, as well as his brother-in-law, Wesley Munger.
He is survived by his children Ellen and Jack Fester (Hemingford), Alice and John Montgomery of Alliance, Denise and Garry Bauer of Alliance, Harold Adamson and Laurie Davis of Hemingford, Mariann Harless of North Platte, LaVone Adamson of Alliance, Loretta and Robert Randolph of North Platte, Edward Adamson of Hemingford and daughter-in-law , Carrie (Adamson) Winters (Alliance); sister Audrey Munger of Alliance, brother Lawrence and Lurlene Adamson of Torrington, WY and brother-in-law, Jack Townsend of Hemingford, as well as 28 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 26, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bridgets Catholic Church. Father Lou Nollette will officiate. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. Wake services will be held Thursday, September 25, at 7:00 p.m. at the church. Visitation will be Thursday at the funeral home in Hemingford from 1-5 p.m.
Memorials may be given in care of the family at, 7080 Dodge Road, Hemingford, Nebraska, 69348.
Planning a Funeral
Life ChoicesMost of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.
Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.
Please call us at 308-762-1755 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.
Why Pre-Plan?Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.
Immediate ArrangementsIn Time of Need
We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.
Please call us at 308-762-1755 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.
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Bates-Gould Funeral Home
1020 West 10th Street
Alliance, NE 69301