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Ethel Wanda Mae Kuskie - January 14, 2012


Ethel Wanda Mae Kuskie, 90, of Green Bay, Wisc , formerly of North Platte and Elsie, Neb., died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.
Ethel was born Oct.14, 1921, to Adolph and Lelah Dawley Cox at Norton, Kan., where she grew up and attended school. On Feb. 26, 1940, Ethel married Chester Orris Kuskie at Grant, Neb., and they made their home in the Brule, Neb., area.
After Chester’s discharge from the U.S. Army they started farming and moved to a farm southeast of Big Springs, Neb., where they raised their three children. In the late 1950s, they purchased a farm south of Elsie and farmed there until 1972, when they sold the farm and moved to North Platte. After Chester retired they moved to DePere, Wisc.
Ethel was a member of the First United Methodist Church in North Platte.
Ethel is survived by her two sons, Dennis and wife Wendy Kuskie, of Littleton, Colo. and Rod and wife Terry Kuskie of DePere; a daughter, Colleen Nash, of Lonoke, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and other family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester; her parents, Adolph Cox and Lelah Dawley Cox Phillips; her stepfather, Carl Phillips; a brother, Franklin Cox; and two sisters, Mary Frank and Charlotte Cox.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. CT Friday, Jan. 20, at Odean Colonial Chapel at & Sycamore in North Platte with Rev. Dr. Douglas A. Delp of the First United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will follow in Fort McPherson National Cemetery.
The memorial book may be signed at odeanchapel.com or during visitation on Thursday (today) from 1 to 6 p.m. with family receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m. at Odean Colonial Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to Great Plains Hospice, P.O. Box 1167, North Platte, NE 69101.
Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.