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December 1st

Edwin Payne, Sr., 71

December 1, 2011

Edwin Payne, Sr., 71, of Purdum, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Edwin was born Jan. 1, 1940, to Gerald and Julia Payne in Spalding. The family lived in Erickson, where Edwin and his brothers completed high school.
Edwin was united in marriage to Areline Edelman May 22, 1960. Their marriage blessed them with three sons; Larry, James, and Edwin Jr.

Velma Ione Davolt, 94

December 1, 2011

Ione Davolt, age 94 of Broken Bow, formerly of Merna, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 at the United Methodist Church in Merna, with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Merna Methodist Church or the donor's choice.

Richard Milligan, 91

December 1, 2011

Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, many family, friends, and neighbors lost one of the dearest person’s in our lives, Mr. Richard (Dick) Milligan of Albany, Ore., to a vehicle accident.
Mr. Milligan was born at home during a snow storm Feb. 21, 1920, a half mile from the town of Anselmo. In his words, “A new generation began with me, being the oldest of five children. Our parents were Mr. George F. Milligan and his wife, Grace June (Cleveland) Milligan.”

Howard "Sonny" Turner, 81

December 1, 2011

Howard "Sonny" Turner, age 81 of Arnold, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Care Home in Callaway.
Graveside services were Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, at the Custer Center Cemetery west of Broken Bow with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Howard C. "Sonny" Turner was born June 30, 1930, at Milburn, to Howard L. and Mary J. (Gilligan) Turner. He attended school at Milburn and Anselmo.

November 29th

William R. Zutavern, 70

November 29, 2011

William Russell Zutavern, age 70 of Dunning, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family.

November 17th

John Brainard, 88

November 17, 2011

John Ryburn Brainard passed away Oct. 22, 2011, at the Plaza West Rehabilitation Center in Sun City Center, Fla. He was born Aug. 5, 1923 to Margaret and Stuart Brainard in Anselmo. John and his siblings - Elizabeth, Lorene, Robert, Willa Mae, Beverly, and Richard - lived in the Anselmo and Milburn areas. John graduated from Milburn High School, then entered St. John's Seminary in Little Rock, Ark., where he studied for 1 1/2 years.

James Washington, 53

November 17, 2011

James “Danny” D. Washington, 53, of Grand Island, passed peacefully away Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at home with his family by his side.
A celebration of his life was held Thursday, Nov. 10, at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home with his brother-in-law, Tim Meguire officiating. His cremated remains were laid to rest at the Grand Island City Cemetery. Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home of Grand Island was in charge of arrangements.

Josephine Cool, 86

November 17, 2011

Josephine Emelia (Safranek) Cool, daughter of Caroline Vollmer Safranek and Paul Herman Safranek, was born Feb. 20, 1925, in Merna, at home on the family farm. Josephine departed this life in the arms of her Lord Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Tiffany Square in Grand Island.

Ronald Douglas, 74

November 17, 2011

Ronald George Douglas was born Nov. 11, 1936, at Sargent, to George and Gertrude (Daugherty) Douglas. He departed this life Nov. 9, 2011.
Cremation was chosen as Ron’s wishes and graveside services will be at a later date. All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is serving the family.
Ron lost his daddy when he was 6-months-old. His mother remarried Grant Hart when he was 10-years-old, and they moved to the family farm where he liked to play on the hills by the house.
Ron attended Sargent High School. He enlisted in the Army in 1955 and served until 1958.

Walter Norden, 89

November 17, 2011

Walter E. Norden, age 89 of Farnam, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, at the Cozad Community Hospital in Cozad.
Funeral services were Nov. 14, in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mark Stones officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements.
Walter E. Norden was born Jan. 14, 1922, at Ansley, to Fred and Laura (Patrick) Norden. Walter joined the CCC Camp in the ‘30s and got married in 1940. To this union three boys were born; Jack, Gale, and Wayne.
He served in the United States Marines.

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