Thursday, July 30, 2020

Throwback Thursday

Week of July 27

Alan Emshoff, President of First National Bank in Exeter, was recently appointed to the Fillmore County Hospital Board by the Fillmore County Board of Supervisors. Alan and his wife, Amy, have lived in Exeter for 13 years with their three daughters and have been very active in the community. Alan serves as the treasurer for the Exeter Chamber of Commerce and also serves on the Fillmore County Development Corporation's board of directors.

Softball, street dance and silly kids were the theme in Exeter Saturday July 24. Despite some rain Saturday morning the two day softball tournament brought teams from all over to compete before heading downtown to the street dance Saturday evening.

The Exeter Volunteer Fire Department served some great barbeque along with the band, "Who's Bill Anyway." The Exeter Chamber of Commerce sponsored the kiddie parade whose route ran through the blocked street to lots of applause.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Obituary Bill Cudaback

On Thursday, July 23, 2020, Bill Cudaback died at his home at the age of 68 years, 11 months and 12 days surrounded by loved ones after a nine-year battle with lung issues due to rheumatoid arthritis.

William (Bill) Cudaback was born on August 11, 1951, in York, Nebraska, the youngest son of Clarence and Agnes (Becker) Cudaback. Bill graduated from Exeter High School with the Class of 1969 and immediately began his life-long passion as a farmer. Straight rows and weed-free fields were his motto.

Bill met his wife Judy (Suhr) in 1977 while he was a patient at York General Hospital and she was his nurse. Shy Bill, drawn not only to Judy but also to her yellow sweater, asked for her phone number. Two weeks later, Bill got up the nerve to make his first date call. The result was an evening in York at the only movie choice in town, “Return of a Man Called Horse,” followed by dinner at the Camelot Inn. As life was meant to be, their love grew and they were married one year later on January 27, 1978, in Seward.
Bill and Judy made their home and raised their family only one mile south of where Bill grew up outside of Exeter. He enjoyed watching his boys grow up on the farm and was proud to see them mature into the wonderful young men they are today. Bill loved the peace and quiet of country life and took great pride in transforming he and Judy’s farmstead over the years. Bill served on Quad County Coop Board and St. Stephen’s Catholic Church Board and was actively involved in the farm operation until his death.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Agnes; and brother-in-law Jeff Suhr.

He is survived by his wife Judy (Judith) and their two sons Brandon of Omaha and Chad of Lincoln. Other relatives include brothers and their wives Larry and Bonnie and Roger and Sharon of Exeter; parents-in-law Don and Barb Suhr of Seward; sisters-in-law Deborah Zavitka of Burbank, California, Donna Zigler of Lincoln, Diane Lichty Ringler and husband Rob of Seward; and brother-in-law Mark Suhr also of Seward. Lots of nieces and nephews and their families share memories of Bill as well as friends.

Obituary: Norman Leo Yound

Norman Leo Yound was born to Emmett Yound and Myrtle Simnit Yound on April 10, 1935, in Brandtford, KS, and passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Lincoln, NE, at the age of 85 years, 3 months and 14 days. He was the oldest of three children.

Norm attended and graduated from Washington Kansas High School in 1954. On April 3, 1955, Norm married Carol Elaine Johnson, and to this union six children were born.

In 1970, Norm and Carol moved to Exeter, NE from Washington, KS and opened Norm’s IGA. Norm and Carol worked together in the grocery store until his retirement in 1999. They enjoyed their retirement years together traveling the United States by bus and car.

Norm was very active in the Exeter community through the United Church of Christ, Senior Center and Fire Department. In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, especially building toys and helping anyone who needed a hand. His favorite activity was spending time with his family.

He is survived by children Sandy (Myron) Zoubek of Milligan, NE, Cindy Yound of David City, NE, Greg (Jackie) Yound of Exeter, NE, Scott (Jeanette) Yound of Grand Island, NE, Sara (Darrell) Oltman of Lincoln, NE, and Shari Yound of Roeland Park, KS, sister and brother-in-law Verda and Larry Lindsley and sister-in-law Karel Johnson, three nieces and a nephew.

Norm is also survived by his grandchildren Matt (Marissa) Zoubek, Jeremy (Liz) Zoubek, Brandon (TylerAnn) Zoubek, Lara (Greg) Gerlach, Anthony Yound, Travis (Justina) Yound and Erica (Brady) Vossler, Jennifer (Jeff) Lasker, Nathan (Talisha) Yound, Ashley (Brett) Dorcey and Adam Oltman, and his great grandchildren Presley, Treygan and Macie Zoubek, Addyson Zoubek, Weston and Palmer Yound, Spencer and Zoey Lasker and Axel Yound.