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January 20th

Robert (RJ) Mills, 88

January 20, 2011

Robert James (R.J.) Mills was born to Ed and Avis Mills in Ansley, Aug. 8, 1922. R.J. was raised on his parent's farm near Weissert with his younger brothers, Leonard and Gerald. R.J. attended grade school at Weissert. He graduated from Westerville High School in 1940.

Wayne Hirsch, 79

January 20, 2011

Wayne LeRoy Hirsch of Broken Bow passed away unexpectedly at home Jan. 12, 2011.
Wayne was born June 18, 1931, in Merna to Fredrick (Fritz) and Alice Hirsch. Wayne grew up on a farm west of Merna and graduated from Merna High school in 1949.
September 9, 1951 he was united in marriage to Rosella Mae Booker in Callaway. They resided on a small farm southwest of Callaway until moving to Kimball, then to Broken Bow in 1957.
Wayne farmed; worked for the City of Kimball; Callaway Co-op; Custer Public Power; Broken Bow Co-op; and finally Custer County Roads Department.

Elva Nielsen, 91

January 20, 2011

Elva Inez (Knapp) (Babcock) Nielsen age 91 of Broken Bow formerly of Anselmo was called to heaven Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Jan. 15, 2011, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Mike Wheatly officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements. A visitation was held at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Memorials may be given to the family.

Elva Vanek, 85

January 20, 2011

Elva May Vanek, age 85, of Sargent, died Jan. 7, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Funeral services were Jan. 12, 2011, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial will be at the West Lawn Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum in Eugene, Ore.
Elva was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Sargent, to Noel and Minnie (Drapper) Amos. She attended school and graduated from Sargent High School in 1942.
Elva married Charles Vanek. Charles died in 1982. Elva enjoyed gardening, collecting dolls, and spending hours working in her yard.

Robert Masters, 85

January 20, 2011

Robert K. Masters, age 85, of Broken Bow died Jan. 15, 2011.
He was born March 13, 1925, near North Platte to W.C. and Sophia Masters. They moved to McPherson County, south of Tryon, when Robert was six-years-old.
He went to school and graduated from McPherson County High School in 1943. After graduating, he worked at the home ranch, for his mother.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Tryon for 25 years.
In 1962, he married Lois Wilcox and they adopted three children, Michelle, Teresa and Mary.

January 14th

Elva M. Vanek, 85

January 14, 2011

Elva May Vanek, age 85 of Sargent, died Jan. 7, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services were Jan. 12, 2011, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Burial will be at the West Lawn Memorial Cemetery and Mausoleum in Eugene, Ore.
Elva was born Feb. 27, 1925, in Sargent, to Noel and Minnie Amos. She attended school and graduated from Sargent High School in 1942.
Elva married Charles Vanek. Charles died in 1982. Elva enjoyed gardening, collecting dolls, and spending hours working in her yard.

Mack B. Horn, 85

January 14, 2011

Mack B. Horn, 85, of Oconto, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at the Callaway Good Samaritan Care Center. Mack was born May 18, 1925, at Lomax to Homer and Nell (Brigham) Horn.
Mack grew up in the Oconto area and graduated from high school in 1942. He married Willa Mae Thomas in Oconto March 26, 1951.
Mack was a life-long area farmer and rancher for more than 60 years, with his wife Willie. Together they enjoyed the outdoors, living south of Pressey Park, always providing a line for anyone’s assistance. They traveled to many stock shows, rodeos and shared stories with their many friends.

Frances Trotter, 67

January 14, 2011

Frances Trotter, age 67 of Broken Bow, died Dec. 30, 2010, at the Custer Care Center #2 in Broken Bow.
Memorial services were Jan. 4, 2011, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Frances’ cousin, Steve Finney officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
Frances Arlene Trotter was born April 11, 1943, at Broken Bow, to Herman and Ruby (Smith) Trotter. She was the second of six children.

Margery "Viola" Layher, 95

January 14, 2011

Margery “Viola” Layher was born in Wolbach Dec. 21, 1915, to Edwin and Sarah Edith Layher. She lived in Greeley and Valley counties until 1929 when she moved to Broken Bow. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1933.
Viola was a school teacher for a few years after high school, then went to work for Bow Bakery decorating cakes. She then went to work for the Custer County Highway Department for 25 years as the office manager.
One of the bookkeeping systems Viola set up was used statewide. She was a wonderful seamstress and loved her God and family with all her heart.

Russell E. Moseley, 88

January 14, 2011

Russell E. Moseley, age 88, of the Grand Island Veterans Home, formerly of Broken Bow, died Friday Jan. 7, 2011, at the Grand Island Veterans Home.
Funeral services were Jan. 11, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Interment was at the Lone Tree Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church or the Grand Island Veterans Home. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

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