Adam James Kuhn, 37, of Lincoln passed away on March 22, 2022. He was born on June 23, 1984, to Brian and Sondra (Harris) Kuhn in Alliance, NE. Adam had many passions; too many to narrow down. He was an outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, shooting, and kayaking, just to name a few. Adam enjoyed his time with family and friends and was always there if there was something someone needed. He reveled in and loved being an uncle!
Ronda S. Weber of Cozad, Nebraska passed away on Monday, March 21, 2022 at the age of 64. Ronda was born May 27, 1957 in Omaha, Nebraska to Charles and Lavern (Wiggins) Hoselton. She graduated from Cozad High School where she met her husband, Carroll Weber. They went on to have two children, James and Heidi, and became surrogate parents to many others. Ronda was a hard worker, loved to sing, quilt, and brought sunshine to all the lives she touched. She was slow to anger, fast to forgive and faster to love. Her smile could light up a room and her laughter was contagious. Ronda is survived by her husband Carroll, her children, James and his wife Elisabeth, Heidi and her partner Brad, and her surrogate children and grandchildren, Chris and Rachel Roush, and their two children Caitlin and Cammille, and Edwin and Tina Rodriguez and their children, James, Johnna, Belinda, Michael, Evelyn, Adalia, Casca. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Charitable Funds of Cozad-Cozad Cancer Fund, PO box 233, 105 East Hwy 30, Cozad, NE 69130, Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at the American Lutheran Church with Vicar Angela Chacón officiating. There will be no visitation. Berryman Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
Bradley Dean Kuxhausen, age 33, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, surrounded by loved ones, three years after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Brad grew up in Glenwood, Iowa. He was active in his community and especially excelled in school and sports. Wherever you saw Brad, you typically saw his younger brother, BJ(Brett) not far behind. Brad graduated from Glenwood High School and studied at Iowa State University earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering. While at college, he encountered the most important event of his life—he met Michelle during a study abroad program in Wales. They would return to Wales to marry in 2018. Upon graduating, Brad moved to the Twin Cities to attend law school at William Mitchell College of Law. He passed the bar in 2014 and became an experienced patent attorney for a prestigious firm in downtown Minneapolis. In addition to his many accomplishments, Brad was best known for his endless affability. He possessed the rare gift of providing sage counsel, a comforting shoulder, and a quickwitted ribbing, all in equal measure. He was a curious adventurer and active outdoorsman. He sought the open road, whether through group bike rides around the Twin Cities or cross-country motorcycle trips to the West Coast. His personality drew people to him by inspiring, motivating, and supporting them. He could convince his friends that they were able to survive winter weekends in northern Minnesota without heat or electricity, and then ensure they did. Despite his recent challenges, he faced each day with determination, positivity, and the familiar smirk of a welltimed joke—and even some poor ones. Brad was a man of integrity and compassion. Brad was truly the best friend, brother, son, and husband. He was the best of us and he wanted us to be our best. He will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife, Michelle; brother, BJ (Brett) of Minneapolis; mother, Nancy Mueller of Minneapolis; father, Todd Kuxhausen and wife Kayla, stepsisters Logan and Campbell Consbruck of West Point, NE; grandparents Buck and Sally Mueller of Shenandoah, IA and Marlin and Jackie Kuxhausen of Gothenburg, NE, stepgrandmother Greta Roth of Wisner, NE; father and mother-in-law Larry and Carolyn Formanek of Ankeny, IA, Brothers-in-law Ryan Formanek and Doug Hutchinson of Des Moines, IA; and sister-in-law Stephanie Formanek of Scottsdale, AZ; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to his Go Fund Me campaign for memorials to be dispersed honoring Brad. Brad’s life will be celebrated at Sweeney’s in St. Paul, MN on March 24th, from 4 pm to 7 pm.
Ron Klein passed away on February 24, 2022 at the age of 78. Ron was born to Elmer and Elvera (Block) Klein on October 2, 1943 in Lexington, NE. He grew up in Gothenburg, NE graduating from Gothenburg High School in 1961. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1966. He married Jody Barkson on December 10, 1967 and had two children Jackie and Richard.
Laurence Wayne Larsen passed away Monday, February 14, 2022 at his home in Cozad at the age of 69. Wayne was born January 8, 1953 in Ogallala, Nebraska to Keith and Betty (Shuey) Larsen. He grew up in Grant, Nebraska on the family farm and graduated from Grant High School. His first marriage was to Debra Bank in 1971, their union was blessed with two children, Chad and Amanda. On December 18, 1976, Wayne married Robin Sutherland in Grant, Nebraska. This union joined the two families as Robin had a son, Pete, from a previous union as well. The couple were blessed with four more children, Anthony, Kileen, Crystal and Courtonie. The family moved from Grant to Kansas and then to Benkelman, Nebraska where Wayne worked for Reichert Ranch. In May of 2000, they moved to Cozad where Wayne worked for Boerkirchers Furniture until 2007. In 2009 he began working for Colorado Biolabs where he worked until retirement. Wayne enjoyed fishing, hunting and golfing. He adored his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Wayne was a member of The Fellowship Crossing in Gothenburg, current member and PER of the Cozad Elks Lodge. He was preceded in death by his father, Keith; sister, Connie Taylor; his in-laws, John and Lylia Sutherland; and brother-in-law Joseph Sutherland. Survivors include his mother Betty Larsen of Grant; wife, Robin Larsen of Cozad; children, Pete Ueding of Fremont, Chad (Karen) Larsen of OK, Amanda (Trevor) Burns of TX, Tony (Teri) Larsen of Norfolk, Kileen (Josh Daily) Larsen of FL, Crystal (Shaun Cryts) Larsen of Ashland, Courtonie (Chris) Allbright of Cozad; 26 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Kathy (Bill) Claussen of AZ, Christi (Ron) Klima of Grant, Kelly (Bruce) Bothast of MD; and many close family and friends.
Gene Libal of Lexington Nebraska departed us Thursday, February 10th, 2022 at Gothenburg Health. Gene was 75 years old. Unfortunately complications of cancer and heart conditions succumbed him to his greater resting place. Born December 30th, 1946, in Lexington, Nebraska to Wilson and Berenice Libal, Gene was the second of four children. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1965. He later went on to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln where he earned the honor of becoming a member of the AGR fraternity, graduating in 1970. Gene was an All-American wrestler at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He wrestled in many Greco Roman and Free Style tournaments. He even went on to wrestle at the Pan Am Games. He helped his kids and many others learn how to wrestle for many years.