Archive - 2010 - Obituary
Michelle Koinzan, age 53, of Broken Bow, died Oct. 28, 2010, at the Golden Living-Center in Broken Bow.
Michelle Ann Koinzan was born May 31, 1957, at Des Moines, Iowa to Keith and Alice (Sassy) McKee. Michelle lived in various places as a child.
She was united in marriage to John Koinzan. To this union three sons were born John, Adam and Ethan. Michelle loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed the writing classes that she took at Mid Plains Community College. She also loved horses, camping and fishing.
Margaret Ann â€śPeggyâ€ť Keating Morgan, 75, of Overland Park, Kan., passed away Oct. 26, 2010, at her home.
Peggy was born Feb. 9, 1935, in Loup City, to Paul and Stella Keating.
She graduated from St. Maryâ€™s Cathedral School in Grand Island, and attended Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan.
Emily Lewandowski, 90 of Loup City died Oct. 28, 2010, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Emily Lewandowski was born Jan. 24, 1920, at Ashton, to John and Martha (Lorchick) Spotanski. She grew up in Ashton and attended school at District 56 in Sherman County. She was a mother's helper in the Sherman County area.
September 30, 1944, she married Leonard Lewandowski at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at Paplin. They farmed on a farm northwest of Ashton. She and her husband moved to Broken Bow in 1973. While in Broken Bow she worked in a greenhouse and bakery.
Long-time teacher and coach of Norfolk Senior High School, Douglas C. Brown, passed away Oct. 22, 2010, in Norfolk.
Doug was born Sept. 22, 1946, in Broken Bow. He was the youngest of three children of Paul F. Brown and Grace (Betty) E. (Holtorf) Brown.
He graduated from Broken Bow Senior High School in 1965. He participated four years in football, basketball, track, and American Legion baseball. He was quarterback of the football team his senior year, was all-conference in basketball, and qualified for the state track meet in the high jump.
Patricia Ann Case, age 80, of Ansley, died Oct. 21, 2010, at the Golden LivingCenter in Broken Bow.
Patricia was born Nov. 21, 1929, to Frank and Margaret (Heaps) Moore, East of Westerville. She went to Myrtle Grade School, three years at Westerville and one year at Ansley High School. She was raised on a small farm and helped in the field and raising livestock. She had a great love for all animals.
Pat married Wendell C. Case Aug. 25, 1951. They spent their entire married life in Ansley.
Pat worked as a legal secretary the majority of her life, retiring in the late 90's.
Helen D. Rienks Gibson of Amite, La., died Oct. 24, 2010, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond, La. She was born Oct. 30, 1930, in South Bend, Ind., and was 79 years of age.
Gregory C. Wilcox, 56, of Gering passed away Oct. 13, 2010. He was born Nov. 29, 1953, to Harold and Margaret Wilcox of Oconto.
After graduating from high school in Oconto, he attended MidPlains Vocational Technical School where he received an associates degree in electronics. He continued his education in this field through his years of employment.
In 1974, he moved to Scottsbluff where he and his family resided for many years.
Eva F Shively, 94, of Gothenburg, died Oct. 20, 2010, at the Golden LivingCenter in Cozad.
Eva Fern Brooks Shively, daughter of Frederick and Lila Fern (Chesley) Brooks, was born Jan. 28, 1916, at the family home near the Climax Community northeast of Arnold. Eva was the fifth child born to this union of five boys and seven girls. She departed her earthly life to be with her Savior Oct. 20, 2010, at the age of 94 years.
Doris Fay Stauffer Loeffelholz Reed was born Feb. 4, 1951, in Kearney. She was the youngest child of Aaron and Dollie (Scott) Stauffer.
She died Oct. 10, 2010, in Denver, Colo., at the Trauma Center after an elevator wheelchair lift accident in North Platte. She had just moved from Off Broadway in Broken Bow to an assisted living center just 11 days ago.
Doris had two brothers, Gerald and LeRoy; and two sisters, Carol and Patricia.
Lillie Jewel (Pirnie) Babcock, age 85, of Grand Island, formerly of the Broken Bow, Dunning, Nebraska area, died Oct. 17, 2010, in the Saint Francis Medical Center in Grand Island.
Lillie J. was born Aug. 16, 1925, in Groesbeck, Texas, to Daniel C. and Melvinie (Winn) Chavers.
Lillie was married to Gifford Pirnie who died in 1993, and later Robert Babcock.
Lillie is survived by three sons, Alvin Pirnie of Hordville, Montie Pirnie of Phillips, and Rich Pirnie of Ainsworth; two daughters, Lillie Jones of Grand