June 17th, 2011
William Frank Baller, 69, passed away May 24, 2011, at Broken Bow. A family memorial service was held June 5, 2011, at the Baller residence with Pastor Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
William Frank Baller was born Nov. 11, 1941, at North Bend, Ore., to James Frank and Mable M. (Govier) Baller. He gradauated from Marshfield High School in Oregon. He was in the U.S. Navy from July 28, 1959 to Oct. 29, 1968.
Robert (Bob) Erwin Duryea, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died June 5, 2011, from congestive heart failure. he was 83-years-old at his passing. Bob will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Robert was born in Dunning, Dec. 26, 1927, to Lorenzo (Dick) Duryea and Verna Mae (Honeywell) Duryea. Bob grew up in Blaine County and graduated from Brewster High School in 1944. he served his country during World War II in the Army, and then returned to the Brewster area.
Near the end of WWI, on April 21, 1917, Cleo Gwenivere Dobesh was born, the fourth of 10 children, to Frank Dobesh and Cleo Knapp Dobesh on the family farm 10 miles south of Ansley.
Her elementary schooling was in a one-room schoolhouse at Battle Bend, and high school education at Taylor and at Ansley, graduating in the Ansley High School class of 1935. Her junior and senior years included being a cheerleader for the football team.
Roger John Krout, 69 of Arnold, passed away June 8, 2011, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. He was born March 22, 1942, in Storm Lake, Iowa, to John (Jack) W. and Ann Mary Gstohl Krout. He grew up in Marathon and Lake Park, Iowa, and graduated from high school in Lake Park.
Roger joined the Army March 5, 1964, and served during the Vietnam War He was honorably discharged March 2, 1966.
Roger was united in marriage to Marla Hall Sheets in 1981, in Arnold. The couple lived in Arnold where he was employed by the Nebraska Department of Roads and later became crew chief.
Gary Kucera, age 63 of Broken Bow, formerly of Crete, died Friday, June 10, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Graveside services were Tuesday, June 14, at the Wilber Czech Cemetery with the Rev. Lila Bottolfsen officiating. Burial was in the Wilber Czech Cemetery.
Gary was born at Crete, June 29, 1947, to Louis and Gertrude (Cizek) Kucera. He attended school in Crete. Gary worked for several years as a meat cutter.
Gary is survived by his cousin, Connie Anderson of Ayr.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Published in Custer County Chief, June 16, 2011.
Graveside funeral services for Anastasia "Ann" Gates will be June 19, 2011, at 4:30 p.m. at the Gates Cemetery.
Mrs. Gates was born July 2, 1926, at Anselmo, to Charles and Anna Mohatt. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944.
She was united in marriage to Dillard Gates Jan. 27, 1946.
Ann is survived by her husband, Dillard; two sons, Howe (LeeAnn), Charles and grandchildren Laura, Gregory, and Allison Gates all of Vancouver, Wash.; three sisters, Mary Schmitz, Charlene Bendig, and Joan Hammond.
Pamela K. Brown was born Sept. 12, 1952, and passed away June 10, 2011.
Pam was active in the Omaha community since moving there in 1976.
About the time the early childhood legislation passed, Pam was selected as the regional public policy liaison for the Association of Junior Leagues. Pam was elected president of the Junior League of Omaha and was also named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Omahans.
Delores Yvonne Huhman, age 80 of Ansley, died June 8, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Memorial services were June 11, at Govier Brothers Chapel with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Inurnment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Operation Christmas Child.
One of the stateâ€™s most influential women, and a native of Broken Bow, passed away June 10. Pamela K. Brown was born Sept. 12, 1952.
She was the wife of Steve Brown of Omaha, daughter-in-law of the late Paul and Betty Brown, and daughter of Norma Kemp and the late Paul Kemp, all of Broken Bow.
â€˘Regional Hero Flight includes several area veterans
December 7, 1941, is often referred to as Americaâ€™s longest day. The attack that day on Pearl Harbor began our involvement in World War II.
During World War II, 85 percent of our nationâ€™s families had someone serving in active duty. Nearly 60 years after the end of that war, a memorial to those who served was finally erected in Washington, D.C. Last week, 20 WW II veterans from central Nebraska had the privilege of making the trip to Washington to visit that memorial.