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November 11th, 2010

Wynona Rodocker, 87

November 12, 2010

Wynona P. Rodocker, age 87, of Broken Bow, formerly of Halsey, Nov. 7, 2010, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow.
Wynona Rodocker was born May 14, 1923, South of Dunning, to Bert and Flossie (Cooper) Dent. She attended school and graduated from Halsey High School May 14, 1941.
January 24, 1942, Wynona married Floyd (Bud) Rodocker. Floyd served in the military until November 1945 while Wynona remained a homemaker who anxiously awaited Floyd’s letters.

Floyd Wahlgren, 68

November 12, 2010

Floyd Laverne Wahlgren, age 68 of Gothenburg, passed away Nov. 6, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Floyd was born Oct. 9, 1942, to Kenneth and Nola (McPheeters) Wahlgren.
He attended country school and graduated from Gothenburg High School in 1961. Immediately following graduation, Floyd enlisted in the National Guard. He returned to the farm in 1962 to work for his father.
December 1, 1963, Floyd married his high school sweetheart, Marcy Uhlig. December 1, 2010, they would have been married for 47 years.

Rosemarie Coe, 64

November 12, 2010

Rosemarie Oiler Coe of Parkersburg, W.V., sister of Sue Dowse of Comstock, died in her sleep Nov. 2. Funeral services were Nov. 5 at Leavitt Funeral Home with interment in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Rosemarie was born April 7, 1946. She was a registered nurse still working at the time of her unexpected death.
In 1996 she joined sisters, cousins, and a friend for a trip to Halsey and a tour of Nebraska which none of the group will ever forget.

Louise Wolford, 90

November 12, 2010

Louise D. Wolford age 90 of Broken Bow died Nov. 7, 2010, at the Good Samaritan Village in Grand Island.
Louise Darlene Wolford was born April 23, 1920, at Westerville, to Alpheus and Edna (Fiscus) Casteel. Louise grew up on the family farm and attended Cherryville school. After her education she worked on the family farm.
She was united in marriage to Raymond Wolford. They made their home near Westerville then moved to the West End area of Loup County. They later moved to Victoria Springs area and then purchased the ranch near Milburn.

Bill Pearson, 85

November 12, 2010

William B. Pearson, 85, of Broken Bow, died Nov. 6, 2010, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
He was born June 15, 1925, at Wood Lake, to George and Mable (Hickman) Pearson. 
Bill was united in marriage to Jean Tyler. The couple made their home on the family ranch south of Valentine and later in Broken Bow. He was later married to E. Nadene Cox. They lived in Arvada, Colo. and Callaway before entering the Golden LivingCenter.

Alfred Knispel, 88

November 12, 2010

Alfred Ralph Knispel, 88, of York, formerly of Eddyville, died Nov. 7, 2010, at Jennie M. Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
He was born May 26, 1922, in Buffalo, to William and Clara (Knoop) Knispel. Alfred attended North #16 rural school through the eighth grade and then attended Cozad High School. He was baptized and confirmed in Buffalo Lutheran Church. 
He was united in marriage to Dolores Kopf March 22, 1944, at Buffalo. 
Four children were blessed to this marriage; Clifford, Curtis, James and Garlyn.

Irene Littlejohn Hageman, 81

November 12, 2010

Irene was born July 28, 1929, in Broken Bow, to Boyd Emery and Mirttie Mae (Hatfield) Griffith. She was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ as her savior at an early age. She actively attended the Berean Church in Broken Bow.
Upon graduating Broken Bow High School in 1948, Irene moved to California where she met and married George Everett Littlejohn, Jr. To that union five sons were born. They are Gerald Leon, Keith Wayne, Kenneth Sarren, Ronald Lynn and Robert Allen.

R.D. "Dale" Harvey, 90

November 12, 2010

R.D. “Dale” Harvey, 90, of Broken Bow, formerly of North Platte, passed away Nov. 7, 2010, at Broken Bow.
He was born Aug. 12, 1920, the youngest of five children, to Isaac Franklin and Adella Belle (Pickett) Harvey in Buffalo County on the Harvey farm, south of Sweetwater.

Darrell Smith, 82

November 12, 2010

Darrell L. Smith, 82, of the Grand Island Veterans Home, died Nov. 6, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Mr. Smith was born Sept. 12, 1928, at Flippin, Ark., the son of Lawrence and Ruth (Dudley) Smith.
He was united in marriage to Ruth L. Jones Nov. 23, 1946, at Salem, Ill.
As a young child, Darrell moved to Salem, Ill. with his family, where he attended rural schools. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He and Ruth lived and farmed near Iuka, Ill., until moving to Nebraska in March 1966.

Ground broken for visionary effort

November 12, 2010

Nebraska is the happiest state in the country, announced Lt. Governor Rick Sheehy, one of the state’s dignitaries on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Mid-Plains Community College Custer Campus last Friday.
The designation as the happiest state came from MainStreet.com’s Happiness Index, which used unemployment figures, foreclosures and nonmortgage debt to determine a state's overall financial well being.
“It shows Nebraskans aren’t spending money we don’t have,” said Sheehy. “It’s individuals stepping up in communities and making things happen.”

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