The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record


Obituaries published April 16, 2015

The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

This week: Dorothy Small, Roxine Hoit, Lila Fausch, Lou Doubek, Duane Adams, Dee Erickson, Mary Ann Diamond


Dorothy Small
Dorothy Jean Small, 85, the daughter of Mary (Collins) and Lloyd Hartman, was born Sept. 22, 1929, at Red Cloud. She died April 1 at the Franklin County Community Hospital.
A lifelong resident of the Red Cloud community, Dorothy received her formal education attending the Red Cloud schools. She was united in marriage with Dale Small on March 1, 1947, at Mankato. This union was blessed with six children. They made their home in Red Cloud where Dorothy was employed for a period of time with the Red Cloud Dental Office and the Coral Cafe. A trucker, her husband often transport livestock to and from the Superior sale barns.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dale, on Jan, 17, 1998; a grandson, Brent Small, and a brother, Jimmy Hartman.
Survivors include her children Vernon Small, Loveland, Colo., Randy Small, Red Cloud, Brad Small, LaVista, Curtis Small, Riverdale, Cheryl Brenn, Ft. Collins, and Brenda Small. Windsor.
Her funeral was held Saturday at the Williams Funeral Home in Red Cloud with the Rev. Steve Wilson officiating. Interment was in the Red Cloud Cemetery.

Roxine Hoit
  Roxine Kay Hoit, 74, the daughter of Loretta (Meents) and James Crawford, was born Sept. 14, 1940, at Rosemont. She died last Tuesday at Heritage Care Center in Red Cloud,
A lifelong resident of Webster County, Roxine received her formal education attending the Eckley Consolidated School. A lifetime member of Calvary Lutheran Church she was united in marriage with George G. Hoit on Sept. 14, 1957, at Calvary. They farmed in Webster County. From 1975 until 1989, Roxine was employed with the Webster County Community Hospital in Red Cloud. She dedicated herself as the activity director of the hospital's swing bed program.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; a son, Neal; and great grandson, Daimion Hoit.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Doug Stitt (Julie) of Red Cloud; a son, Terry Hoit of Guide Rock; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Gaylord Crawford of Hastings and Calvin Crawford of Lakewood, Colo.
Her funeral was held Saturday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Red Cloud with Rev. Ronald Kuehner officiating. Interment was in the Red Cloud Cemetery.

Lila Fausch
Lila Ladeane Fausch, 87, was born May 12, 1927, at Bostwick to Winne Pearl (Morrow) and William Jackson Dillin. She died Thursday at the Superior Good Samaritan Center.
Lila attended the Guide Rock schools and graduated with the Class of 1944. She was united in marriage with Calvin "Bob" Fausch in 1945. This union was blessed with two sons and two daughters. They made their home on a farm outside of Guide Rock until 1959, when they moved into town to live.
Lila attended beauty school in Nelson and became a cosmetologist. She opened a beauty shop in her home. Lila's Beauty Shop was open to customers for 28 years. During this time she apprenticed her daughter, Wanda, so she could receive her license and offered a work space to Ronda Petsch after receiving her cosmetology license.
Lila's joy in life was her family and friends. She was an avid cook and enjoyed preparing food for her family throughout the year. Lila was a member of the Guide Rock United Methodist Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Irene Chapter.
She had faithfully cared for her aging parents and cared for her husband through his illness and final years. A highlight for Lila was attending her 70th alumni reunion at Guide Rock in May of 2014.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Bob; children Jerry Fausch and Wanda Soucek; a grandson, Kevin Soucek; and two sisters, Myrtle Hadley and Velma Wolf.
Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Dave Petsch (Liz); a son, Thomas Fausch; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Charles and Bill Dillin.
Her funeral was held Monday at the Guide Rock United Methodist Church with Missy Wilt officiating. Interment was in the Guide Rock Cemetery.

Lou Doubek
Lucille Marie (Lou) Doubek, 86, a resident of Belleville, died last Wednesday. She was born April 4, 1929 in rural Coats, Kan., to Fritz and Margaret (Lang) Lenkner. Lou attended a one-room schoolhouse for eight grades and graduated from Coats Rural High School in 1947. It was there she met and eventually married Herbert Dale Doubek. Lou was graduated from Kansas State University in 1951 with a degree in home economics education.
She started her teaching career in Overbrook and continued at Shawnee Mission North while Herbert attended the Kansas University Medical Center. Herbert and Lou were married Aug. 19, 1951, at Pratt. To this union three children were born, Diane Denise, Debra Lynn, and Douglas Brent. They moved to Belleville in 1957.
Survivors include her husband Dr. Herbert Dale Doubek, Belleville. Her funeral was held Saturday at the American Lutheran Church in Belleville.

Duane Adams
Duane R. Adams, 85, the son of William Perry Adams and Hattie Agnes (McMurtry) Adams, was born Oct. 10, 1929, at Craig, Neb. He died Friday at the Republic County Hospital.
Duane grew up in Belleville and graduated from Belleville High School in 1947. Following his schooling, Duane worked in the Ideal Market in Superior. He retired from the Bellville Foodmart.
On April 26, 1953, he was united in marriage to Norma Jean Hickman.
Duane was a member of the Belleville Masonic Lodge and Promise Keepers. He attended the Central Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his wife, Norma Jean Adams of Belleville and one son, David Adams, also of Belleville.
His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Central Christian Church, Belleville, with Pastor Mark Imel, officiating. Interment will be at the Ida Cemetery, rural Munden.

Dee Erickson
Dolores M. "Dee" Erickson, 74, the daughter of Roy E. and Claribel (Ewing) Williams, was born Dec. 12, 1940, at Chicago. She died Friday at Scandia.
Dee's father worked for the Rock Island Railroad and she grew up in Fairbury. She later lived in Goodland, where she graduated from Goodland High School. She then attended Fort Hays State University where she received a bachelor of science degree in English. Dee than began her teaching career of 38 years at Republic and later Skyline High School, Pratt. She returned to the area where she taught at Jamestown and in the Courtland-Scandia school districts. She retired from the Pike Valley School District as a librarian and sixth grade English teacher.
On August 23, 1969, she was united in marriage to James L. Erickson. To this union was born Tim and Joy. The couple made their home in Scandia.
Dee was a member of the United Methodist Church, Scandia. She was a volunteer at the Scandia Museum and also was the Courtland City Librarian.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Robert and Richard Williams. Survivors include her husband; a son, Tim W. Erickson of Coldwater; a daughter, Joy A. Erickson of Salina; and three grandchildren.
Her funeral was held Wednesday at the United Methodist Church, Scandia, with Pastor Kathy Aeillo, officiating. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery, Scandia.

Mary Ann Diamond
Mary Ann (Rossmiller) Diamond, 70, died last Sunday in Omaha. The daughter of Arthur F. Rossmiller and Edna R. (Rietz) Rossmiller, she was born Jan. 22, 1945, in Superior.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Edna Rossmiller, and one son, Chad Nunez.
She is survived by one daughter, Tammy Morgan of La Vista; one son, Brian Diamond of Blair; two granddaughters, Audrey Kudlacek and Madison Adams; one brother, Roland Rossmiller; two sisters, Mrs. Steve Thompson (Nancy) and Jolene Briscoe; other relatives and many friends.
Services were held Saturday at the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Chester, conducted by Pastor Christopher Gerdes. Interment was in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Chester. Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Chester, was in charge of the arrangements.

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