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Dennis K. Zeigler, 68

December 22, 2010

Dennis Keith Zeigler, 68 of Broken Bow, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010.
He was born July 12, 1944, in Broken Bow to Keith and Lillian (Ferguson) Zeigler. he spent most of his life in Broken Bow, graduating in 1962.
March 16, 1966, he married Ruby Davy in Moline, Ill. To this union three children were born; Darcy, Deana and Dustin.
Denny worked road construction until joining the Navy in 1965. He served in the Navy four and a half years, after which they returned to Broken Bow to raise their family.

Eric W. Gallett, 45

December 22, 2010

Eric William Gallett was born May 24, 1965, in Manchester Center, Vt., and died Dec. 14, 2010, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow, at the age of 45 years, 6 months and 19 days.
Eric joined the United States Coast Guard in August, 1983, and was stationed in Long Beach, Calif. He met Tina Wilder on the USCG Cutter Hamilton in 1989, and proposed Thanksgiving of that year in CuraÁao (pronounced Curasow) in the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean. They were married Jan. 27, 1990, in Salem, N.H., and made their home in Boston, Mass.

Jerry Kramer, 59

December 22, 2010

Jerry (Grease) Kramer, 59, a rancher from Stapleton, passed away Dec. 18, 2010, at Great Plains Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 13, 1951, to Eugene and Lenora Kramer. Jerry graduated from Stapleton High School in 1969, with many athletic honors.
Jerry could make and repair anything out of nothing. He and his father did custom haying, and grass drilling, along with ranching.

Martha F. Beeken, 76

December 22, 2010

Martha Frances Beeken, 76, was born Nov. 22, 1934, in Thedford, to Cecil and Lottie (Swisher) Herbaugh. She grew up and graduated from high school in Thedford.
She married Tom Beeken and together they had five children. Martha and Tom lived on the ranch in Gandy for many years. She was a member of Extension Club and a 4-H leader. She assisted every year with the Gandy alumni party. She also received several commendations for her leadership with 4-H.

Viola Spencer Lucas, 85

December 22, 2010

Viola (Ada) Spencer Lucas was born June 7, 1925. She departed this life Dec. 14, 2010, at Broken Bow.
Services were Dec. 18, 2010, at the United Methodist Church in Arnold with Pastor Dale Coates and Frank Scott officiating. Interment was in the Arnold Cemetery with Arnold Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Viola and her twin sister, Iola, were born at the family home near Weissert. They were two of 12 children born to Ralph and Elsie (Pirnie) Spencer.