Obituaries

JAMES ELBERT WEAVER JR.





James “Jim” Elbert Weaver Jr., 74, of Bartlesville, OK, passed away on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 in Bartlesville. He was born Feb. 18, 1943 in St. Louis, MO, to James Elbert Sr. and Virginia Eileen Kirkpatrick Weaver.

He was a computer technician and U.S. Air Force veteran.  

Jim came back and spent nearly every weekend with his sister’s family, Cyndi and Jimmy Reynolds, when he returned from the service and settled in Hiawatha, KS. Jimmy’s family was from Falls City, with  weekend time spent there as well.

He is survived by his wife, Sue; sister, Cyndi Reynolds, of Hiawatha; nephew, James Reynolds, of Falls City; niece, Ashleigh Eichkhoff, of rural Falls City.

Services were held Friday, June 30, 2017 in Tulsa, OK.

Floral Haven Funeral Home, of Broken Arrow, OK, is in charge of arrangements.

PAULINE M. MAGDALENA BRAUN





Pauline Marie Magdalena Braun, 91, of Nampa, ID, passed away on June 2, 2017, in Nampa. She was born March 31, 1926 in Falls City, the seventh of the eight children born to John and Elizabeth Braun. Pauline’s father delivered her at home in the middle of a snowstorm, and when the snow had melted enough that the family could get to church, she was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on May 2, 1926.

Pauline began her love for Lutheran education at St. Paul’s, and attended school there through the eighth grade. She went on to high school and later graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, with a nursing degree in 1947, where she was an active member of the Cadet Nursing Core. Pauline worked at Kaiser Aluminum in Spokane, WA, as an industrial nurse for most of her professional career and also taught physical education at an elementary school in Spokane before returning to Nampa to retire.  

Pauline was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, and loved to sing in the choir and supported many Lutheran colleges and seminaries. She helped to sponsor the education of many students in Lutheran schools locally and across the country.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Louis, Walter, Herbert, Herman and Martin Braun; and sister, Mildred Kamprath.

She is survived by her younger sister, Helen Terry, of Farmington, NM; numerous nieces, nephews, many dear friends and neighbors.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pauline’s name to the scholarship fund at Zion Lutheran School.

Well done thy good and faithful servant; you will be forever in our hearts (Matthew 25:21).    

The family would like to specifically recognize and thank Journeys Hospice and the staff at Park Place Assisted Living, whose love and care for Pauline has been exceptional.  

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa.  A memorial services will be held immediately following, at 11:30 a.m., at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell, ID.

DELBERT 'DEL' COCHRAN





Delbert “Del” Cochran, 74, of Verdon, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at Lincoln. He was born on June 13, 1942 in rural Falls City to Samuel and Gladys (Clark) Cochran.

Del enlisted in the U. S. Marines Corp on March 10, 1966 and was honorably discharged on Dec. 20, 1967.

He married Christine Hill on Oct. 10, 1970 at Avenel, NJ.

Del was raised in rural Falls City and graduated from Dawson-Verdon High School in 1960. Following graduation he moved to Omaha and worked various jobs until enlisting in the Marines. Upon his discharge, he became employed in law enforcement for the Metropolitan DC Police Dept. in Washington, DC, retiring in 1988 after 20 years. He worked various jobs around the DC area until moving back to Verdon in 1995; in 1996 he became a Richardson County Sheriff’s Deputy, retiring in 2001. He then worked for the Nebraska Dept. of Roads for a couple years. He joined the Patriot Guard in 2002 and was the Cochran family’s historian.

Del is survived by his wife, Chris Cochran, of Herndon, VA; son, Jeffrey (Terri) Cochran, of Lincoln; daughter, Lisa Cochran, of Herndon, VA; sisters, Etta Blasotto, of Wayland, MA, and Thelma (Denzil) Bell, of Falls City; grandchildren, Justin and Skylar Dowdy; and step-grandchildren, Zac Johnson and Jacobi Evans.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence and Norman; and sisters, Gertrude Cochran and Mildred DeRoin.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home, Falls City. Interment at Harris Cemetery. Military graveside honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

MELVIN 'LOUIE' CAMPBELL, JR.





Melvin “Louie” Campbell, Jr., 72, of White Cloud, KS, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017 at Hiawatha, KS. He was born Nov. 6, 1944 at Falls City to Melvin L. and Vivian (Alexander) Campbell, Jr.

Louie was raised on the west coast and Richardson County. He worked various jobs his most of his life in various places until moving to the White Cloud area in 2000, where he worked for Casino White Cloud the last 17 years as the supervisor of maintenance.

He was a member of the Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska

Louie is survived by his life partner, Carol McCollum, of St. Joseph, MO; daughter, Lori Nelson, of McMinnville, OR; son, Robert Campbell, of Forest Grove, OR; brother, Frank (Vicky) Campbell, of Portland, OR; sister, Dixie (Bobby Jo) Jones, of New Princeton, OR; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Judy Lynn; and a sister, Luann Nauman.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at Partlow Cemetery, White Cloud. The family will receive friends on from 5-6 p.m. Sunday at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home, Falls City.

MARGARET ARNOLD





Margaret Arnold, 97, of Falls City, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Falls City. She was born on Sept. 7, 1919 at Falls City to Homer and Elizabeth (Kinsey) Bennett.

Margaret was raised at Falls City and graduated from Falls City High School in 1937. Following graduation, she worked as a telephone operator for more than seven years in Falls City. She moved to Anaheim, CA, in 1951 and back to Falls City in 1984, where she worked part-time for Falls City Housing Authority.

She is survived by a nephew, Cecil (Jean) Bennett, of Falls City; great-niece, Toni (Vernon) Buckminster, of Rulo; great-nephew, Steve (Tamara) Bennett, of Lawrence, KS; other nieces and nephews.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Thomas, Ray, Sherman and Harold Bennett; sisters, Georgia Spragin, Myrtle Sheeley and Mary Craig.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Steele Cemetery with Rev. Paul Weinert officiating. Open viewing at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home, Falls City, will begin Thursday afternoon.