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July 25th

Dorothy Wilson, 94

July 25, 2014

Dorothy (Redfern) Wilson, 94, of Topeka, Kan., passed away Jan. 1, 2014, at McCrite Plaza Retirement Community.

She was born Sept. 1, 1919, to Clarence M. and Ruth (Jarvis) Thompson in a sod house on her grandparent’s homestead south of Brewster.

Eight of her growing-up years were spent on what is now known as Pressey Park, south of Broken Bow.

She attended grades 7-9 in Broken Bow, and 10-12 in Oconto. After graduating from Oconto High School in 1936, she attended Kearney State Teachers College.

Larry Caudle, 67

July 25, 2014

Larry D. Caudle, age 67, of Merna died Sunday June 15th at his home in Merna.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Merlin Seidel, 25

July 25, 2014

Merlin Seidel, 25, of Sargent, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Jennie Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Ravenna High School football field. In case of inclement weather the service will be held at the Ravenna City Auditorium. Burial will be in the Summerford Cemetery in Sargent.

Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.

Charles H. 'Chuck' Gates,

July 25, 2014

A Graveside Memorial Service for Charles H. ‘Chuck’ Gates, son of Dillard and Ann (Mohatt) Gates were June 22, 2014, at the Gates Cemetery following the Gates Family Reunion at the Gates Community Center.

Don Schauda officiated.

James 'Jim' Garner, 73

July 25, 2014

James ‘Jim’ Garner of Cameron Park, Calif., a 1957 graduate of Mason City High School died Sunday, June 1, 2014.

Jim was stationed in Korean, serving in 1959/1961.

Jim was employed for approximately 25 years by Square D of Lincoln and Columbia, Mo., as a computer technician.

He was preceded in death by parents, Ralph and Bernadine Garner; and a brother, Jerry of Brownlee.

Helen Havel, 84

July 25, 2014

Helen Havel, 92, of Milligan passed away Thursday, June 5, 2014, at her home.

Helen was born Oct, 16, 1921, to Jaroslav and Anezka Hendrych near Milligan, the last of four children.

Helen graduated from Milligan High School in 1938.

She married Donald R. Havel in 1945, who preceded her in death, April 27, 2000.

She lived her entire life in the Milligan and Exeter area.

Jerrold Alan Gardner, 74

July 25, 2014

Jerrold Alan Gardner, 74, of Mitchell, died Monday, June 09, 2014, at the Mitchell Care Center surrounded by family and friends.

Jerrold was born on Dec. 8, 1939, in Lexington, he son of Ira and Ruth (Anderson) Gardner of Broken Bow.

He was a loyal and devoted husband of 50 years to Virginia (Reinhard) Gardner from Callaway, and a loving father to Marjorie.

He attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln and spent 40 years as an engineer with the Nebraska Department of Roads.He received many awards for his meritorious service.

Charles E. 'Chick' Moyer, 88

July 25, 2014

Charles E. “Chick” Moyer died peacefully with family at his side Sunday, June 1, 2014. 

The story of Chick Moyer’s life centered around his business endeavors, family, golf and many good times had with friends over the years. His wishes were that everyone gather for a celebration of his life.

Clarine Ryman, 91

July 25, 2014

Clarine Shirley Ryman was born to Pete and Hazel Rodocker May 3, 1923 ,in Halsey. She graduated from Halsey High School and married Melvin LeRoy Ryman June 15, 1941.

Most of her married life was spent living in Halsey with time also spent in Buffalo, N.Y., Omaha, Denver, Colo., and South Dakota.

Later in life she moved to Broken Bow where she made many new friends. However, Halsey was always home to her, no matter where she lived.

Clarine was the mother of four children, Melva Louise, Kathie Diane, Robert Ray, and Julie Jo.

David B. Williams, 65

July 25, 2014

David B. Williams, 65, of Ord passed away Thursday, June 26, 2014, at the Valley County Health System in Ord.

A Celebration of Life was Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at the Ord Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Trever Rook officiating. Burial was in the Ord City Cemetery. Military Honors were presented by the Ord VFW Post #7029 and American Legion Post #38; and Offutt Air Force Base Military Honor Guard.

Memorials are suggested to the Ord Flag Fund.

Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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