The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record


Obituaries published Oct. 16, 2014

The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

This week: Vernon Quy, Keith Hamel, Betty Lou Alderman, Faye Marting


Vernon Quy
Vernon James Quy, 95, of Fremont, died last Wednesday at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha.
Vernon was the ninth and last child born to James and Nellie Quy. He was born on Jan. 9, 1919, which was also his father's birthday. Vernon attended the Blue Bird rural school and graduated from Formoso High School in 1937. In 1941, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He and his six brothers all served in WWII at the same time. He married Inez Payne, on Feb. 15, 1942.
After completing his military service, he and his brother, Kenneth, opened a roller skating rink in Mankato.
After moving to Superior, Vernon constructed more than 135 homes and remodeled many others. After retiring he restored automobiles, one of which was a 1934 Ford which is on display at the Ford Museum in Sacramento, Calif.
Vernon and Inez moved to Hastings for a brief time before their final move to Fremont.
Vernon was known for his love of roller skating which he did until he was 80. He appeared on Johnny Carson's Tonight show in 1990 and demonstrate the gasoline powered roller skates he had made. His roller skates are now on display in the National Roller Skating Museum in Lincoln, Neb.
Vernon was preceded in death by his wife, Inez, along with his parents, brothers and sisters.
Survivors include his sons, Stanley of Valley, Dennis of Apple Valley, Minn.; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce Sheffield (Margaret) of Raymond; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
His funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct., 25, at Dugan Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Diana Kuhl officiating. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Cemetery in Fremont with full military honors.

Keith Hamel
Keith H. Hamel, 83, the son of Henry and Freda (Kern) Hamel, was born Nov. 2, 1930, in Stratton, Colo. He died last Tuesday at his home in Kearney.
Keith graduated from the Nelson High School and for a short time attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney. On March 16, 1952 he married Shirley Reiber at the Pauline Methodist Church.
After his discharge from the U.S. Army in 1954, they made their first home together on a farm west of Oak. There Keith raised hogs, took care of the cattle and farmed. After leaving the farm, they made their home in Superior. An advancement opportunity took them from Superior to Sidney. After settling in their new home, he decided to leave the retail business, entering into a Civil Service opportunity with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Sandhills of Western Nebraska.
The Sandhills gave a much more relaxed atmosphere than city life. The "Hills" also provided many more challenges with the wind, sand storms in the summer, snowstorms in winter, prairie fires, many natural lakes for boating, seeing daily white tail and mule deer, ring-necked pheasants, sharp tailed grouse and an occasional prairie chicken.
He started work at the Tamarac Job Corp Center as supervisor of a dormitory with 50 wayward boys. Maximum population of the center was 200 boys, mostly black, a few Spanish and a few white. In order for the family to complete tenure for retirement, they went to Beulah, Wyo., where Keith worked until retirement at the Ranch "A" Fishery Research Center.
Before Keith retired at Ranch "A," the Hamel family moved to Sundance, Wyo., where Shirley became the director of county libraries in Moorcroft, Hulett and Sundance. After moving to Sundance, Shirley and Keith managed for five years the Bear Lodge Motel.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Shirley, on Sept. 5, 2008.
Survivors include his, son, Gregory Hamel and daughter, Mrs. Salvador Carrillo (Cecilia), all of Gillette, Wyo.; a son, William Hamel, Denver; a brother, Kenneth Hamel, Nelson; granddaughters, Mrs. Jim Mitchell (Jessica), Red Oak, Iowa, and Peyton Hamel; grandsons, Ryber Hamel, Martin Hamel and Shane Carrillo; five great-grandchildren, Randy, Ty and Shadow Mitchell and Lane and Shawn Hamel.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Nora Cemetery with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. Visitation with closed casket was held on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Megrue-Price Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Betty Lou Alderman
Betty Lou Alderman, 82, of Omaha, died Friday at Hospice House, the Josie Harper Residence in Omaha.
Her funeral was held Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Randall L. Dilts officiated. American Legion Auxiliary honors were conducted by Carl Mogensen American Legion Auxiliary Unit. Burial was in the Elmwood Cemetery at St. Paul.
Mrs. Alderman was born on Sept. 28, 1932, at Hardy, the daughter of Christian and Esther (Hansen) Pedersen.
Survivors include her children and spouses, Alison Alderman-Dreher and Timothy Dreher of LaVista, Rebecca and Jay Molgaard of Wahoo, Jill and Kenn Anderson of LaVista, David Samsula of Omaha and Barry and Susan Samsula of Plano, Texas; step-children and spouses, Sheila and Craig Reinke of Omaha, Doug and Ann Alderman of Henderson, Nev., Gordon and Mary Alderman of DeSoto, Texas, and Bruce Alderman of McKinney, Texas; one sister, Doris Mae Maurer of Kearney; 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
Betty grew up on the family farm near Hardy, attended Hardy Public School and graduated from Hardy High School in 1950. Betty then received her teaching certificate from Kearney State College.
She was united in marriage to Albert L. Samsula on April 11, 1952, at Hardy. She was a schoolteacher for 8 years, having taught in Oak, Nora, Ord and Kearney.
She was united in marriage to Walter A. Alderman on March 22, 1963, in Kearney. In 1966, she and Walt purchased land north of St. Paul and operated Walt's Aerial Spraying out of their own airport. They eventually added farming and custom combining to the business and in 1983, they moved into St. Paul.
In Dec. 2007, the couple moved to Omaha to be closer to their family.
Betty was a member of the United Methodist Church and Carl Mogensen American Legion Auxiliary Unit, both of St. Paul, and the Danish Brotherhood Lodge.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walt Alderman on July 3, 2010; step-son, Dr. Mark Alderman; and four brothers, Joe, Marion, Ralph and Kenneth C. Pedersen.
Betty's guestbook and video tribute may be viewed by visiting
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
`Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul was in charge of the arrangements.
-Paid Obituary-

Faye Marting
Faye Jean Marting, 76, died last Tuesday ( Oct.r 7, 2014.) The daughter of Bill and Dorothy Jahnke, she was born Sept. 25, 1938. in Junction City, Kan.  After the death of her father, her mother remarried and Faye was raised in a loving family with Finlay and Dorothy Munro. 
Growing up in Mankato, Kan., Faye was a member of the Mankato High School graduating Class of 1956. In 1969, Faye moved to Oklahoma City. She moved to Lincoln, Neb., in 1973.  Being an OU football fan, she was also proud to be a Nebraska fan as well. 
Faye was committed to community involvement, being on the board of the West A Community Association and Southwest Business Association.  Faye took great pleasure in holding fund raisers for the Willard Community Center.  Faye was a long time manager of West A Liquor, where she became involved with the Lincoln Package Beverage Association and was instrumental in getting Sunday sales passed for liquor stores inside the Lincoln city limits.  Faye went on to be a co-owner of South Street Liquor with Beth Kraus.  Being a breast cancer survivor, she spoke with cancer and leukemia patients and provided them rides to treatment when needed.  In 2001, Faye along with her brother, Bob, and sister, Kathy, and brother-in-law ,George Burgess, opened Critters Bar and Grill in their hometown of Mankato. 
Survivors include her children, and spouses, June (Randy) Weedman, Joe (Jane) Ouellette, Jacquie Ouellette and Jeff (Karen) Ouellette, all of Lincoln.  She was the loving grandmother of nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brothers, Dale Jahnke, of Salina, Kan., and Bob Munro of Lincoln, Neb.; a sister, Kathy Burgess of Mankato; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Marting; her parents, Bill Jahnke and Dorothy and Finlay Munro; a brother, Jim Munro; and a brother in law, George Burgess. 
Her funeral was held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 11, 2014, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. Interment followed at Lincoln Memorial Park.  The family received friends on Friday from 6 until 8 p..m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, the family requested donations be made to Lincoln's Capital Humane Society or the American Cancer Society.

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