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November 3rd

Trevor L. Haller, 17

November 3, 2011

Trevor L. Haller, 17 of Kearney passed away November 1, 2011 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, November 4, 2011 at the Evangelical Free Church with the Revs. Mike Shields and Tim Stratton officiating. Visitation is 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney. Interment will be at the Kearney Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. Services entrusted to O'Brien-Straatmann-Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney.

November 2nd

Herb Struempler, 86

November 2, 2011

Herb Struempler, age 86, of Broken Bow, formerly of Oconto, passed away Oct. 27, 2011, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow.  
He was born Oct. 27, 1925, west of Oconto, to Frederick “Fritz” and Minnie (Schwarze) Struempler. He entered into the United States Navy in 1944, and faithfully served our country in World War II until his honorable discharge in 1946.
Herb married Elsie Knispel Jan. 20, 1948, at the Christ Lutheran Church, southwest of Oconto. Together, the couple farmed and ranched west of Oconto before retiring in 1995.

Eunice Mandelko, 75

November 2, 2011

Eunice Marie Nadobny Brown-Mandelko, age 75, passed away at her home in Chadron, surrounded by family and friends Monday, Oct. 25, 2011. Eunice’s funeral mass was Saturday, Oct. 29, at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Chadron with Father Tim Stoner and Father James Joseph officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery in Chadron.
Eunice was born Sept. 15, 1936, in Rushville, to Sylvester and Josephine Nadobny. She grew up on the family farm, and enjoyed spending time with her brother Albert (Buddy) and cousins until 1950, when her father died and they moved to Chadron.

Carl Schmidt, 78

November 2, 2011

Carl E. Schmidt, age 78 of Broken Bow, died at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway Oct. 27, 2011. Memorial services were Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the Assembly of God Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Rick Johnson officiating. Inurnment was at the Broken Bow Cemetery. A register book will be available for signing at Govier Brothers Mortuary.
Mr. Schmidt was born Dec. 23, 1932, at Anselmo, to Alfred and Nellie (Turpening) Schmidt.

He lived most of his life in Broken Bow, working at BD until he retired in 1996.

Richard Reed Wattles, 81

November 2, 2011

Richard Reed (Dick) Wattles of Longmont, Colo., died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at his home. He was 81.
Dick was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Kearney, and grew up in Broken Bow.

John Hammond, 78

November 2, 2011

John Eli Hammond was born Dec. 13, 1932 to Agnes and William Hammond of Broken Bow, and passed to eternal life Oct. 12, 2011, after complications of Alzheimer's and a stroke. The funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Clear Lake City, Texas, and he was buried Oct. 15, 2011 at the Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster, Texas.
Jack, as he was known, played fullback on the football team and graduated from Broken Bow, with the class of 1950. He married his high school sweetheart, Joan Mohatt, daughter of Charles and Anna Mohatt, Aug. 19, 1952.

Robert Reed, 90

November 2, 2011

Robert L. Reed, age 90, of Hamburg, Iowa, passed away Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, at Grape Community Hospital in Hamburg, Iowa.
Robert was born in Custer County on a farm near Arnold, to Francis Oscar and Julia Lavetta (Huff) Reed July 20, 1921. He attended elementary school at Oxford District 13 and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1939.

Stanley Sommer, 92

November 2, 2011

Stanley Sommer, age 92 of Merna, died Oct. 31, 2011, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Friday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Free Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Scott Harvey officiating. Burial will be in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.
Visitation will Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 7-8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary.
Stanley A. Sommer was born Sept. 24, 1919, in Custer County to Almore and Esther (Collinson) Sommer.

October 26th

Mary Bell Cooksley, 91

October 26, 2011

Mary Bell Cooksley of Weissert, departed this life Oct. 20, 2011, after a long, eventful career in community service and agriculture.

Loyd Yarrington, 62

October 26, 2011

Loyd Yarrington, age 62 of Broken Bow, died Oct. 19, 2011, at the Callaway District Hospital in Callaway.

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