Archive - 2014
Virginia (Monson) Mauler, age 96, of Sargent, Nebraska died August 18, 2014 in the Burwell Community Health Center in Burwell, Nebraska. Virginia was born November 17, 1917 in West Union, Nebraska to Otto and Eunice (Pulliam) Monson. Virginia grew up in the Sargent Community graduating from Sargent High School in 1935. She continued her education to become a school teacher. Virginia taught three years at Coburg Country School. Virginia also worked for her dad, Otto Monson, and her uncle Floyd Pulliam at the Sargent Livestock Commission Company.
Rosie was born to Herman Klug and Arlean Krueger Klug on August 18, 1950 in Norfolk, Nebr. She moved to the Oconto area when she joined the Fred and Velma Kranz family as a foster child in her early teens.
After graduating from Platte Valley Academy in Shelton, Nebr. in 1968, Rosie attended nursing school at Porter Hospital in Denver, Colo. During her nursing career, she worked in various facets of nursing ranging from nursing homes, assisted living and mental health for over 40 years until taking early retirement due to health issues.
Jean Shears, age 90, of Broken Bow, Ne. died Wednesday Aug. 13, 2014 at the St. Johnâ€™s Good Samaritan Center in Kearney, Nebraska.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 16th Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, Nebraska with Stanley Morrison and Julie Harthorn officiating.Â Graveside services were conducted at the Hillcrest Cemetery at Thedford, Neb.Â Visitation was August 15 at Govier Brothers with family greeting friends. A memorial will be decided on at a later date.
Joseph W. Fair passed away Aug. 9, 2014, at the age of 88.
He was born in Broken Bow, Oct. 4, 1925, to Homer and Lena Fair. He was the youngest of 10 children, eight sisters and one brother, all deceased.
Mary Lois (Vose) Brim was born Feb.. 24, 1930, on a farm near Gates, to Sidney Theodore and Mary Elizabeth (Troxel) Vose and passed away at the Burwell Community Memorial Health Center Aug. 10, 2014, at the age of 84.
Lois grew up in the Gates-Milburn area and attended elementary school in Gates. Lois and her brother Ted attended high school together in Broken Bow graduating in 1948. After graduation, Lois taught school for 4 years.
Shirley was born Aug. 27, 1939, in a sod house on Dowse family farm in Custer County Nebraska. The Sod House had been built by her great-great-grandfather, who was the first settler in the county. The house still stands and is listed in the National Historical Register. Her parents were Bill and Inez Dowse.
She and her husband, Mike, were married in 1962. They shared 52 years of love and friendship. The union was blessed with two sons, Marty and Mike.
Dean R. Dodge, Sr., 83, of Callaway, passed away, Thursday, Aug.7, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Dean was born Dec. 1, 1930, in Lexington,, to Ernest and Rose (Sladky) Dodge, Sr. He attended school at Callaway and then two years at Milford Vocational Technical College.
February 5, 1951, he married Geraldine â€˜Gerryâ€™ Relph at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Callaway.
Twilla Elaine Hyatt was born June 26, 1930, to Fred L. Carpenter, Sr., and Beulah Fern Garrett Carpenter in Custer County. She was the fifth of six children. She had four brothers, Fred, Jr., Floyde, Cleon and Harland; and one sister, Freda. Twilla grew up on the farm during the depression, so hard work and making do with what you had were a way of life.
At the age of 17 she married the love of her life, Dellis B. Hyatt, before the Justice of the Peace in Ord. To this union two children were born, Della Elaine and Delwin Dellis (better known as Buz).
Wm. Dean Brinkman, the fourth child of Otto C. and Iva Mullins Brinkman, was born Sept. 4, 1933, in Crawford Valley, near Plainview.
After graduation from Plainview High School he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Most of those two years were spent building gun sites across northern Alaska. He loved Alaska for the rest of his life! While there Dean and some friends organized a rodeo which was a tremendous success with locals and his commanding officer--and Dean won the saddle bronc riding!
Michael J. Lepant, 54 of Hastings died Tuesday, Aug.5, 2014 ,at Clarkson
Hospital in Omaha.
There was a Catholic Rosary recited Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, with Mass of
Christian Burial at St. Leo's Catholic Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Donald Buhrman celebrated the mass. Burial of ashes was in the All Saints Catholic Cemetery at Columbus.
All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is serving the family
Michael was born Dec. 10, 1959, in Broken Bow.