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 14, 1927 - August 13, 2014
He was born June 14, 1927, to Clifford and Valeare (Dibble) Wade as the noon whistle blew in Edgemont, South Dakota.
Sheldon served, along with his father, in the U.S. Navy during WWII. On his return to the U.S., he married Ella Kaiser in August 1948 at Hot Springs, South Dakota. To this union three sons were born.
Though Sheldon took college classes at Chadron and Denver, he returned to what he knew best as a third-generation grocer. Always up to a challenge, he owned or managed stores in Edgemont, New Castle, Denver, Rapid City, Deadwood, Alliance and Chadron. He was known for maintaining a clean store with eye appeal.
On March 30, 1977, he married Lois Moore Hulshizer in El Paso, Texas. They lived in Carlsbad, New Mexico where he managed a Stuckey's. They moved to Ritzville, Washington where he managed a golf clubhouse until Mount St. Helens eruption covered the course with a foot of ash. They moved back to the Nebraska panhandle then to Long Pine where he ran the Kid Wade Café. They returned to Hemingford for 15 years and in 2009, moved to Alliance.
Sheldon is survived by his wife, Lois, his sons Roger (Marla) of Hemingford, Clifford (Francine) of Belle Fourche, South Dakota; grandchildren Holly, Aaron (Cara), Kyle (Sarah), and Bayley Seaton-Wade as well as six great-grandchildren. Other survivors include his stepchildren Marilyn (Scott) Bolinger, Alliance; Yvonne (Steve) Ritchie, North Platte; and Steven (Cynthia) Hulshizer, Ft. Worth, Texas; 11 step-grandchildren, 19 great-step-grandchildren and 1 great-great step-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Iris White, infant son Ronald Dale, niece Laureen and step-son Dwayne Hulshizer.
Memorials may be sent to the Hemingford Community Credit Union, P.O. Box 991, Hemingford, NE 69348 and designated for the Hemingford Memorial Flag Park.
Graveside services will be Tuesday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery with Pastor Glenn Johnson officiating.
February 26, 1928 - August 7, 2014
She was born February 26, 1928 in Alliance, Nebraska to Fred D. and Ruth (Marcum) Blazier.
She married Raymond E. Nelson on June 29, 1947 in Alliance. They were married for 63 years.
She was a member of the First Christian Church and the Alliance Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She enjoyed being a homemaker, but also worked for Jack & Jill Grocery for 18 years.
In her younger days, Maxine was quite the pool shark, beating most everyone she played, including her husband, who taught her how to play. She also really enjoyed playing cards, and was quite good at Pitch and Scat, a family tradition. Her family loved her homemade vanilla ice cream, which she brought to almost every family function. They also loved her devilled eggs and T.V. snacks.
She spent hours going through catalogs, ordering little gadgets, putting puzzles together and doing crossword puzzles. She was very independent, living in her own home and still driving her car. Maxines greatest pleasure was her littlest child and sidekick, Tiko, her cockapoo dog. He was much more spoiled than any of her children ever were.
She is survived by her daughters, Sherry Libsack and Carolyn Lehl of Alliance, and Sandie Maser of Lincoln; her grandchildren, Scott (Madeline) Lehl, Laurie Esmeier, Michael (Daylin) Libsack, Steve (Kris) Lehl, Chris Maser, and Ryan (Kelly) Libsack; 10 great grandchildren; and her nephew, Michael Stilley of Mesquite, NV.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ray, and her sisters, Wilma Stilley and Dorothy Jean Bunner.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bates-Gould Chapel. Pastor Kent Steinke will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the First Christian Church or the Alliance Volunteer Fire Department.
September 20, 1940 - August 7, 2014
He was born on September 20, 1940 in American Falls, ID to Joseph and Doris (Davies) Harden.
On October 25, 1960 he was united in marriage to Patricia Tschacher in Sterling, CO. They lived in Sterling, CO and Box Butte County, NE. He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad from 1976 to 1986. He then was an independent truck driver for many years. Most recently he moved to Bridgeport, NE where he has been living for the past several years.
Delmar enjoyed several hobbies that included Nascar, car shows, fishing, and Bingo. He was a member of the Flatlander Car Club in Sterling and the Eagles Club.
He is survived by his son, Michael Harden of Bridgeport; three daughters, Michelle (Melvin) Kleist of North Platte, Melisa (Bradley) Brass of Alliance and Marsha (Brian) Engel of Cozad, and his grandchildren, Michael, Jr., Miranda and Marcus Harden of Bridgeport, Matthew and Kimberly Linker of Germany, Marissa Kleist of North Platte, Braxton of Alliance, Britny of Augusta, GA, and Brock Brass of Alliance, and Natalie, Jacob and Nathan Engel of Cozad, NE, and his great-grandchildren, Madalynn Linker of Colorado Springs, CO and Emily Harewood of Germany. He is also survived by his sister, Twyla Rosenfield of Estes Park, CO.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia; an infant son, Leonard Leroy; his sisters, Norma Baker and Martha Wolfe; and his brother, Clinton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 16th, at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Hemingford. Inurnment will be at the Hemingford Cemetery. In Delmar's honor, please feel free to drive your vintage car. There will be a celebration of life fellowship and meal after the service.
Wickham, Wayne Dever
February 21, 1930 - August 5, 2014
He was born February 21, 1930 in Bingham, NE to Ralph and Mae (Sellers) Wickham. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Henderson of Northglenn CO, children, Doug Wickham and Sharon Wickham of Cheyenne, WY, Lynn (Rick) Becker of Thornton, CO and Larry Henderson of Missoula, MT, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, George Wickham of Hemingford and his sister-in-law, Fern Wickham of Alliance.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Pauline, and his brothers, Bud and Joe Wickham.
Graveside services with military honors will be Tuesday, August 5 at 1:30 p.m. at the Hemingford Cemetery with Pastor Teri Lucas officiating.
Best, Robert O. "Bob"
December 24, 1930 - August 3, 2014
He was born December 24, 1930 at Alliance, Nebraska to Noel O. and Agnes (Shimek) Best.
He married Virginia L. (Gilliam) Bolek on December 3, 1973 in Rawlins, WY.
Bob worked for the City of Alliance Electric Department for over 25 years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed spending time at his trailer at Lake McConaughy. He also enjoyed travel and motorcycle trips, but especially enjoyed spending time with friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia L. Best of Alliance; his children, David (Linda) Best of Conowingo, MD, Richard (Bonny) Best of Alliance, Ron (Robyn) Best of Sterling, CO, Randy (Terri) Best of Arvada, CO, Denny Best of Alliance, and Debbie (Scott) Dagit of Cedar Falls, IA; step-children, Rick (Vicki) Bolek of Alliance, Debra (Jon) DeBusk of Las Vegas, NV, Vickie Butler of Torrington, WY, and Mark Bolek of Westminster, CO. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, and 6 step-great grandchildren; his sister, Joan Watson of Scottsbluff; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers David Best, Leon Best, and Doug Best.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Alliance Cemetery with Gene Nerland officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in care of the family for a memorial to be designated at a later date to Richard Best, 1520 Cheyenne Avenue, Alliance, Nebraska, 69301.
May 8, 1974 - July 30, 2014
She was born on May 8, 1974 in Alliance to Dann E. and Margaret Peggy (Moeller) Reynolds. She attended both Hemingford and Alliance Public Schools graduating from Alliance High School.
On August 15, 1997 she was united in marriage to Scott Lehl in Rapid City, SD.
Danielle is survived by the pride of her life, her son Gaige Lehl and his special friend, Bailey Gorsuch, her special friend, Jason Weber, her father, Dann Reynolds of Hemingford, her mother and step-father, Peggy and Gene Sheldon of Alliance, her brothers, Ryan Reynolds and Marshall Sheldon of Alliance, her sisters, Desiree Reynolds of Hemingford, Christine (Jim) Karell of Alliance, Jennifer (Alex) Dumlao of Seattle, WA, and her step-son, Jacob Jurgens of Alliance. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews, Aubrey, Xavier and Jacob Picket Pin, Benjamin and Mia Reynolds, Hailey and Katrina Karell and Vincent Sheldon, aunts and uncles, Joyce Reynolds and Janet Reynolds, Joann (Lance) Barber, Jann (Richard) McLain, Greg (Sharol) Moeller, Gary (Sue) Moeller, Don (Julie) Sheldon and Susan (Dale) Householder. She is also survived by her grandfather, Dale Wasserburger, cousins and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Boyd and Irene Reynolds and Frank B. and Betty Moeller.
Danielle was committed to supporting her son and all of the activities he was involved in. She did whatever was needed being always ready to volunteer. Danielle lived life fully enjoying cooking and interior decorating as well as playing pool and softball. Her home was always full of young and old alike. Aunt Yell as she was known, made sure all her nieces and nephews felt loved. She was a loving and caring daughter and sister. Her cousins all enjoyed Danielles quick wit and fun loving spirit. There did not seem anything she could not do if she tried it. She will be truly missed by many.
A memorial for her son Gaige has been established and memorials may be sent in care of Scott Lehl, 512 Toluca Avenue, Alliance, NE 69301.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Alliance Berean Church with Pastor Glenn Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Hemingford Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 1-7 p.m. at the Bates-Gould Funeral Home.
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