In Memoriam

The Nebraska Press Association mourns the death of our members and associates during the past year.  Their loss is shared by their communities and the newspaper profession which they so ably served during their lifetimes.  Their civic and professional service and achievements remain as a permanent tribute.

Their names are recorded here as an expression of remembrance and respect.

T.C. (Ted) Turpin
  Reporter, Editor – North Platte Telegraph; Ag Reporter – Wall Street Journal; Business & Financial Editor – Tucson Daily News; Owner/Publisher – Green Valley News (AZ), Homes Illustrated (AZ), Oro Valley Voice (AZ) – December 5, 2016

Nancy Jackson
  Co-owner, Editor – Ravenna News
  November 17, 2016

Jeanene Wehrbein
  Managing Editor/Columnist – Plattsmouth Journal
  November 6, 2016

Evelyn Bass
Co-owner, Editor, Writer, Proofreader – Loup City Sherman Co. Times
August 23, 2016

Eugene “Pete” Drake
Planning/Production Manager – Omaha Sun; Bellevue Leader
July 28, 2016

Byron Neiman
McCook Gazette; Advertising Director  – North Platte Telegraph; Owner/Publisher – Mullen Hooker Co. Tribune
July 24, 2016

Steve Kodad
Sports Editor – McCook Gazette
June 27, 2016

Leland “Kim” Johnson
Editor & Publisher – Hebron Journal-Register
June 25, 2016

Charles “Charlie” Hein
Special Features Editor & General Assignment Reporter – Lincoln Evening Journal; Reporter/Editor/Managing Editor – Sun Newspaper
June 10, 2016

James C. Seacrest
Publisher & Philanthropist – Western Publishing Co./North Platte Telegraph
June 2, 2016

Lowell Erickson
Editor – Ida Grove Pioneer Record, Seward Co. Independent, Lincoln Journal Star; Journalism Instructor – University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Writer – Newslink; Sports Information Director – Concordia University
May 19, 2016

Jane White
Sports Editor, Reporter – Wilber Republican, Seward Co. Independent, Milford Times, Beatrice Daily Sun, Fairbury Journal News
May 5, 2016

Delmar “Del” Sutherland
Sports & City Editor – Falls City Journal
April 30, 2016

Diana Lambson
Regional Correspondent, Writer, Reporter – Hastings Tribune
March 26, 2016

Eric “Benny” Benson
Longtime Friend of Newspapers, Office Equipment Sales – Western Typewriter
March 14, 2016

Richard Holman
Reporter, Columnist – Lincoln Journal Star, Wall Street Journal
March 7, 2016

Helen Green
Women’s News Editor, Associate Editor – Fairbury Journal-News
March 7, 2016

James Clemon
Reporter, Editor – Omaha World-Herald
March 7, 2016

Jerry Fricke
Writer, Sports Writer, Editor, Publisher – David City Banner-Press, Madison Star-Mail, Norfolk Daily News, Omaha World-Herald
February 27, 2016

Bob Brehm
Press Room Manager – Lincoln Journal Star
February 11, 2016

LaVonne Clap
Proof Reader, Circulation, Advertising Sales – McCook Gazette
January 13, 2016

Harold “Andy” Andersen
Publisher, Chief Executive, Reporter – Omaha World-Herald
December 17, 2015

Mary Patricia “Pat” Wolfe
Reporter – Omaha World-Herald
December 15, 2015

Bill Sand
Publisher, Editor – Odell Oraclle, Wymore Arbor State, York Republican, O’Neill Frontier, Fairbury Journal, Beatrice Times, Blue Valley Blade, Fillmore Co. News, Friend Sentinel
December 4, 2015

Margaret Trysla
Life-long H.S./College Educator and wife of Henry Trysla, longtime editor of the South Sioux City Dakota Co. Star
November 13, 2015

Dick Herman
Editorial Writer, Statehouse Reporter, Editorial Page Editor – Lincoln Journal Star
October 28, 2015

Helen Prosser
Bookkeeper, Office Manager – Crawford Clipper
September 15, 2015

Ben Kuroki
Owner/Publisher, Editor, Reporter – York (NE) Republican, Blackfoot (ID) Daily Bulletin, North Platte (NE) Telegraph-Bulletin, Williamston (MI) Enterprise, Ventura (CA) Star Free-Press
September 1, 2015

Mike Avok
Writer, Editor – Norfolk Daily News, Omaha World-Herald, Huron Plainsman, Pierre Capital Journal
July 30, 2015

Shirley Brown Bogue
Writer, Editor, Publisher – Oakland Independent, Madison Star, West Point Republican, Lyons Mirror Sun, Craig News 
June 24, 2015

Gilbert “Gil” Bailey
Assistant to the Publisher – Scottsbluff Star-Herald
May 13, 2015

Harley Lofton
Linotype Operator/Pressman, Ad Manager, Business Manager, Assc. Publisher, General Manager – Holdrege Daily Citizen    
April 30, 2015

David Stern
Business Manager, Purchasing Agent, Property Manager – Omaha World-Herald
April 27, 2015

Barb Penrod
Advertising Manager – Holdrege Daily Citizen
April 21, 2015

Cecil “Jack” Tillman
Columnist, “Our Town” – Wahoo Newspaper
April 17, 2015

Daryl “Shad” Killough
Owner/Publisher – Beaver City Times-Tribune;
Newspaperman – Red Cloud Commercial Advertiser, Broken Bow Custer Co. Chief 
April 11, 2015

Ron Sohl
Advertising Manager – Beatrice Daily Sun
January 13, 2015

Jerry Pickerell
Owner/Publisher – Bruning Thayer Co. Banner-Journal;
Printer – Kearney Hub, Holdrege Citizen; Printer/Editor – Geneva Nebraska Signal 
January 11, 2015

Claire C. Beach
Co-Editor – Weeping Water Republican
December 26, 2014

Don “Fox” Bryant
University of NE Sports Information Director & Associate Athletic Director;
Writer – Hickman Voice News, Sports Editor – Lincoln Star
December 5, 2014

Lee Warneke
Editor & Publisher – Plainview News
November 3, 2014

Bill Welsh
Publisher – Nebraska City News-Press, Syracuse Journal Democrat
November 2, 2014

Robert S. Ayres
Publisher – Kearney Hub
September 17, 2014

Richard “Dick” Lindberg
Owner, Publisher – Sargent Leader, West Point News, Oakland Independent, Lyons Mirror-Sun, Hooper-Scribner Rustler-Sentinel
September 10, 2014

Jody Hustak
Advertising – Omaha World-Herald
August 14, 2014

Leona Sand
Co-Owner – Exeter Fillmore Co. News, Friend Sentinel
August 7, 2014

Daniel Lutz
Writer, Editor – Broken Bow Custer Co. Chief, Stars & Stripes, UNL Press Office/College of Agriculture
July 21, 2014

Joe Brennan
Night City Editor – Omaha World-Herald
June 17, 2014

Helen Cooley
Co-Editor, Columnist – Oxford Standard
May 8, 2014

Bill Dunn
Editor, Cartoonist – Grand Island Independent
January 17, 2014

Statement of Tribute

Whenever we lose a loved one, member of the family, friend or colleague, it often is a very difficult time in our own lives. Individually, and collectively, we know and understand that it takes time to overpower personal sadness.

The officers, directors, and members of the Nebraska Press Association wish to remember the lives of these departed in such a way that their legacy will always be for us a time to remember, refresh, and renew, as we continue our lives in such a manner that brings dignity to all.

It is also our hope, that the expression of sympathy will gently enfold all your sorrows.