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She lived in Colorado over 50 years and worked for the Jefferson County Public Schools as a teachers aide. Barb was the epitome of a mom. All of her kids and grandkids knew they were deeply loved by "Nana" as every effort was made, regardless of distance traveled, to attend every possible event the family was involved in. She loved watching all of her kids and grandkids playing soccer, baseball, basketball and football just to name a few. She is survived by her daughter Staci, 2 sons Doug and Derek, 2 daughters-in-law Lisa and Lorie, 6 grandchildren: Ian Wilson, Kathryn Wilson, Calahan Wilson, Spencer Couse, Danielle Couse, Dalton Couse and 2 great grandchildren: Emily and Amelia. Services will be held Tuesday, October 12th at Three Trees Chapel, 13410 W. Arbor Place, Littleton 80127. Seating will be begin at 10:30 with services to follow at 11:00. Burial will take place immediately following the service at Littleton Cemetery located on S. Prince Street in Littleton 80120.
Ardis Mae Wolgamott Ruppert
Frontier County, Nebraska, USA
- 26 Feb 2018 (aged 85)
Ord, Valley County, Nebraska, USA
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Ardis Mae Ruppert passed away Monday February 26, 2018 at the Valley County Health System Hospital in Ord, Nebraska. She was born March 3, 1932 in a sod house in Frontier County Nebraska to Wayne and Fern Wolgamott. She was united in marriage to Dale E Ruppert on December 26, 1948 in McCook, Nebraska.
The couple lived in McCook and moved to Falls City where Dale drove truck for Herman Brothers Transport until becoming a member of the Falls City Police Department. After Dale became a member of the Nebraska State Patrol they were stationed in Fremont, Lyons and Oakland. After Dale’s death in 1980, Ardis moved to Curtis, Nebraska. She worked for Cambell’s Soup Company, worked as a waitress and later as a veterinary assistant. When she moved to Curtis Ardis worked at a commercial greenhouse, as a dorm mother at the Nebraska School of Technical Agriculture and at the Curtis senior center.
Ardis was a loyal member of the Rebekahs serving in all offices including President of the Assembly of Nebraska. She also served the Curtis community for many years as an EMT on the rescue squad.
She loved spending time with family on any occasion but especially on holidays, camping trips and birthdays. These occasions would not be complete without a rousing game of pinochle, cribbage, pitch or yahtzee.
Ardis is survived by sons Wayne (Rusty) and Teresa Ruppert of Taylor, Ne, Colin (Lucky) and Debbie Ruppert of Papillion, Ne, Shawn (Buzz) Ruppert and Linda of Lincoln, Ne. Daughter Sheryl (Chickie) and Dwayne Bruinswick of McCook, Ne. Sister Phyllis Ogg of McCook, Ne and brother Roy and Carolyn Wolgamott of Lincoln, Ne., 16 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her parents (Wayne and Fern), husband (Dale), sister Norma Jean Yeager, brother-in-law Harold Yeager, brother Ray Wolgamott, mother-in-law Ina Taylor and father-in-law Lial Taylor.
Funeral service will be at the First Methodist Church in Curtis on March 3 at 10:00 am. with internment to follow at the Curtis Cemetery with a Rebekah Lodge Rites Ceremony. Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Curtis, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.
Eugene F. Wirsig, 81, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at Avalon Progressive Care, where he received extraordinary kindness and expert care. Gene was born Nov. 5, 1933, in Council Bluffs, IA, to Leonard and Eula Wirsig. He lived in McCook, NE until he graduated from high school. After one year of college, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and became a Special Forces Ranger. During his four years of service he earned the Expert Infantryman Badge and National Defense Service Medal. He was a platoon leader. He often boasted of setting the Army record for one-arm push-ups. After being discharged from the Army, he attended Omaha Univesity, graduating in 1959. During this time he met and married Betty Wiertz. In 1962, they moved to Corvalis, OR where Gene earned degree in forestry. Years earlier he worked at Yellowstone National Park, falling in love with trees and the great outdoors. As time progressed, he moved his family to Sweet Home, OR then Canby, OR. While living in Canby, Gene worked at Publishers Paper. He and numerous other employees entered a ping pong tournament, with Gene being the eventual winner. He had a wicked serve that was difficult to defeat. The family moved again, this time to Eagle River, WI where Gene held the position of executive director of Trees for Tomorrow. After four years of long, cold winters, the family made its final move, this time to Clarkston. He was employed by Potlatch as a resource manager until retirement. Once retired, he indulged in his desire to see the world, traveling to many different countries. His favorite country was Ireland. He often said how muchhe enjoyed listening to the locals spin a yarn. Gene had a quick wit and a way with words. He wrote petry and loved to read books whose authors created a sense of imagery. His humor and ability to tell a story will be greatly missed. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings.
Sue McNeill Obituary
Vickie “Sue” (Frank) McNeill peacefully passed away at her home in Walnut Creek, CA., surrounded by her family, on December 15, 2022. Sue was born on June 2, 1946 in Imperial, NE to Benjamin and Helen (Murdock) Frank.
Sue graduated from McCook High School in 1964 and from Kearney State College in 1968 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.On June 1, 1968 Sue married Robert Jon (Pete) McNeill. After job relocations to Mankato, MN and Shawano, WI over the next six years, they moved to Denver, CO for ten years. In 1987, Sue and Pete moved to Northern California. In addition to keeping a home and raising three active children, Sue worked full time in the banking or insurance business until her retirement in 2014.
Sue is survived by her husband Pete, three children, son Eric McNeill (Debbie Berry), daughter Megan McNeill McCook (Joe McCook), and daughter Jennifer Ayn McNeill Segundo (Mike Segundo); and five grandchildren, Elizabeth Sue McCook Viscaino ( Nate Viscaino), Anne Beringer McCook, Jane Clara McCook, Michael Christopher Myles Segundo, and Jameson Jon Nolan Segundo.
Sue was always a kind person who cared about and found the goodness in everyone. Sue was a great wife, mother, nana, and friend. Sue is greatly missed.