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July 28th

Nicholas L. Ryan, 30

July 28, 2011

Nicholas Lee "Nick" Ryan was born on a bright Sunday morning, Jan. 18, 1981, in Kearney, to Randy and Shirley Ryan. Nick departed this life July 18, 2011, from a hiking accident along the Grinnell Glacier Trail in Montana’s Glacier National Park.
Nick grew up on the family farm north of Overton. Nick seemed to instinctively have a sense of adventure. Early days were spent riding bikes, horses, playing ball and just looking at things for a time, taking them apart to see how they worked and then reassembling them.

Bob Edelman, 73

July 28, 2011

Bob Edelman, age 73 of Kansas, formerly of Merna, died Monday, July 18, 2011, at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Shawnee Mission, Kansas.
Funeral services were Saturday, July 23, 2011 in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating. Burial was in the Hillcrest Cemetery at Thedford, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.

July 21st

Julie A. Koefoot, 57

July 21, 2011

Julie A. Koefoot, 57, of Grand Island, died Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at her home.
Funeral services were July 11, 2011, at St. Leo's Catholic Church with Father Harold Kurtenbach and Father James Schmitt officiating. Interment was in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Broken Bow. Apfel Funeral Home of Grand Island was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, P.O. Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

Ellis R. “Zip” Zeller, 83

July 21, 2011

Ellis Raymond (Zip) Zeller, 83 of Lincoln, died Thursday, July 14, 2011 at home after an unyielding and courageous battle with cancer.
He was born the fourth son of nine siblings Dec. 24, 1928, in Broken Bow, to Ellis Ransom and Gladys (Skinner) Zeller.

Jerold D. Douglass, 86

July 21, 2011

Jerold D. Douglass was born May 13, 1925 at Cushing, the second child of Lawrence and Vera (Cuddeback) Douglass. He attended school in Cushing and St. Paul. He grew up in Nebraska during the Depression with three sisters and four brothers.

Leland Fecht, 79

July 21, 2011

Leland Fecht, age 79 of Berwyn, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at his home near Berwyn. Funeral services were Wednesday, July 20, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dennis Davenport officiating. Burial was in the Janesville Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials have been established to the Leland Fecht Memorial Fund.
Leland Fecht was born Feb. 22, 1932, at Willow Island, to Rudolph G. and Maggie (Shaffer) Fecht. Leland grew up in the Elm Creek area and graduated from Elm Creek High School in 1950.

Cuba Eastwood, 94

July 21, 2011

Cuba Eastwood, age 94, of Callaway, died Friday, July 15, 2011, at the Callaway District Hospital. Celebration of Life Services will be Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the United Methodist Church in Callaway with the Rev. Roger Gillming officiating. Memorials may be given to the Callaway District Hospital.
Cuba Miller (Richards) Eastwood was born Jan. 3, 1917, at Sumner, to Oma and Auzie (Miller) Richards. Cuba was married to Paul Irvin Eastwood.

Bernie D. Andersen, 40

July 21, 2011

Bernie D. Andersen, 40 of Thedford, died at his home Wednesday, July 13, 2011.
He graduated from the Thedford High School in 1989. Bernie then remained at home in the loving care of his family and caregivers, Tegwin Egle, Dawn Haake and Ginny Hardy.
Bernie is survived by his parents, Allen and Diane; brother, Chad and wife Marcy; niece, Jessie and nephew Dylan, all of Thedford; grandparents, Phyllis Figard of Thedford, Dwayne and Nadene Andersen of Seneca; many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandpa Bob Figard, and uncle Lowell Andersen.

John L. Sullivan, 87

July 21, 2011

John Sullivan, age 87 of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were July 16, in the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Glen Emert officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Mortuary. Memorials have been established to United Methodist Church in Broken Bow or the American Red Cross Bloodmobile.

July 18th

Roberta Williams, 79

July 18, 2011

Roberta Mae “Bobbie” (Manning) Williams, 79, of Broken Bow, died Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Services will be Tuesday, July 19, at Govier Brothers Mortuary Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. David Harder officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers with family present from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Burial will be at the Broken Bow Cemetery.

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