Jan 23, 2020 11:06 PM

Timothy Martin Hellbusch (1962 - 2020)

Posted Jan 23, 2020 11:06 PM
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Timothy martin Hellbusch, age 57, of North Platte, Nebraska, passed away unexpectedly at Great Plains Health in North Platte on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Tim was born on August 3 1962 to Gerald and Annamarie (Boesch) Hellbusch at Albion, Nebraska and grew up in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska.  After graduating from Cedar Rapids High School in 1980, Tim attended Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska where he received his Associate of Arts Degree in Diesel Technology.
On April 30, 1983, Tim married Rebecca 'Becky' Voboril in Cedar Rapids.  Working as a diesel mechanic, Tim's job took them to various Nebraska communities including Grand Island, then Sidney in 1986 where he was also a Service Manager, and to North Platte in 2011 where he was working with Inland Truck Parts.
He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.  Tim was a genuine person who thought of others first and had a big heart.  He had been a Boy Scout Leader and mentored lots of people over the years.  Tim liked being outdoors and in wide open spaces, but was happiest being with his family.  He loved his family and adored his grandchildren who equally loved their Papa.  Tim was a wonderful husband, father, and grandpa who will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his parents, Gerald and Annamarie Hellbusch of Cedar Rapids, Nebraska; his wife, Becky of North Platte, Nebraska; children, Luke (Shauna) Hellbusch of Lincoln, Nebraska, Hannah (Ryan) Walters of North Platte, and Kendra (Tim) Hausmann of Sidney, Nebraska; grandchildren, Quincey and Hazel Walters, Grady and Evan Hausann, and Lydia Talbot; sisters, Angie (Mark) Schalk and Trina Hellbusch (Doug Stuhr) all of Albion, Nebraska; brothers, Fred (Kevin) Hellbusch and Jordan (Jennifer) Hellbusch all of Omaha, Nebraska; parents-in-law, Joe and Mary Voboril of Albion, Nebraska; sisters-in-law, Lisa (Don) Weakland of Lincoln, Nebraska, Natalie (Pat) Fitzsimmons of St. Edward, Nebraska, Amber (Todd) Wynn and Kassie Voboril (Todd McCready) all of Albion, Nebraska; as well as other family members.
Tim was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Services will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church at 2719 West E Street in North Platte,  with Rosary on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. and Mass of Christian Burial wil be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 with Celebrant Father Mark Seiker.  Since Tim was not a fancy man, please come in your casual clothes.  Tim will be in his Hawaiian attire.
Visitation will be on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. with family greeting friends from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte.  Cremation will follow the services, then inurnment will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial.  Online condolences may be shared at odeanchapel.com.  Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore in North Platte is in charge of arrangements. 

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Jan 23, 2020 11:06 PM
Ruth V. Allen  (1924 - 2020)
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Ruth V. Allen of North Platte, Nebraska passed away on January 20, 2020 at Centennial Park Retirement Village in North Platte.
Ruth was born on July 19, 1924 in a sod house north of Tryon, Nebraska.  She and her sister were raised by their parents on a ranch close to Tryon, Nebraska.  She learned to ride horses, take care of cattle and do ranch chores while growing up.  She graduated from high school at age 16 and taught school for a couple of years after that.  She then went to Kearney State College in Kearney, Nebraska and obtained a teaching certificate.  About that time, Ray Allen came home from military service and they married.
Ruth and Ray bought some land south of Tryon that joined the land owned by Ruth's parents and moved there.  Ruth's only child, Stephen, was born in 1950 while they were living on the ranch.  Due to Stephen's cerebral palsy, they decided to go someplace where there were more services available for him, so they moved to Thermopolis, Wyoming for three years, then to Worland, Wyoming where Ray worked in the energy business until he retired.  They then moved to North Platte, Nebraska to be close to Ruth's parents.  Ruth helped take care of her mother until her death at the age of 101.  They wanted to go back to Wyoming at that time, but due to Ray's Parkinson's Disease, they stayed in Nebraska.  
Ray passed away in 2009.  Ruth took care of Stephen his entire life.  At his birth, Stephen was not given much chance to live to a very old age, but due to the kind and loving care that Ruth gave him, he lived to be 66.  Ruth and Ray bought a motor home so they could travel with Stephen and show him the western United States.  Stephen thoroughly enjoyed these adventures.  Stephen was the love and joy of Ruth's life.
Ruth is survived by a niece, Pamela (Kevin) McClary of Benton City, Washington; her grandson, James McClary, also of Washington; and a nephew, Jeffrey Lambert of Florida.  She also has many relatives and close friends in the North Platte and Tryon areas who will greatly miss her.
Memorials may be made in honor of Ruth's son to North Platte Opportunity Center at PO Box 729, North Platte, Nebraska  69103.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the Church of Latter-Day Saints with Bishop Luke McConnell officiating.  Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery near Tryon, Nebraska.  Visitation will be from noon to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, 421 West 4th Street in North Platte, which is in charge of arrangements.