Skip to main content

Archive - 2012 - Obituary

December 13th

Robert "Bob" Miller, 54

December 13, 2012

Robert (Bob) Lee Miller, 54, of West Point, was peacefully gathered in Christ's arms and taken to his heavenly home, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012.
Funeral services were Monday, Dec. 10, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Point with the Rev. Richard Bringewatt officiating. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery. Stokely Funeral was in charge of arrangements.

Nola Duryea, 77

December 13, 2012

Nola C. Duryea, 77, of Broken Bow, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the Heritage Living Center in St. Paul.
Services were Saturday, Dec. 8, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow, with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Duryea was born Dec. 13, 1934, at Broken Bow, the youngest of seven children, to Charles and Nelle (Pinkley) Carland.

Harley "Dick" Hanson, 88

December 13, 2012

Harley Richard "Dick" Hanson, 88 of Scotia, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the Grand Island Veteran's Hospital in Grand Island.
Funeral services were Dec. 11, 2012 at the Oconto Community Building in Oconto with Pastor Jonathan Musgraves officiating. Burial with full military honors was in the Oconto Community Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shiners or Grand Island Veterans Hospital Hospice Unit.

December 10th

Franklin Townsend, 73

December 10, 2012

Franklin Garfield Townsend, 73, peacefully passed away November 28, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Franklin was born Jan. 26, 1939, at Crawford, the first son and fifth child of Frank James and Angie D. (Hack) Townsend. Until he was 9 years old, he attended Crawford Grade School. From the age of 9, Frank lived in several Nebraska communities.
In the early 1970s, he moved to Broken Bow, where he met and married Virginia "Ginny" Lee Parish Jan. 27, 1975.

Mildred M. Scheibe, 100

December 10, 2012

Mildred Marie Scheibe, age 100, of Broken Bow, Ne died Friday, Nov. 30 2012, at her residence in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Wednesday. Dec. 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Dunning Cemetery. Visitation was conducted Dec. 4 at Govier Brothers in Broken Bow. Memorials may be made to the family.

Julia (Beal) Raymond, 63

December 10, 2012

A memorial service at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was conducted Nov. 26, 2012, for Julia Lorraine (Beal) Raymond, of St. Paul, Minn., who died unexpectedly at her home on Nov. 15, 2012. The Rev. Neil Elliott officiated. Julie was born April 6, 1949, in Broken Bow to Franklin and Frances Cox Beal. Julie attended Broken Bow Public Schools and graduated with the BBHS class of 1967.

William "Bill" Rickertsen, 89

December 10, 2012

William "Bill" Rickertsen, 89, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died Dec. 3, 2012, at his home in Gothenburg.
He was born June 30, 1923, in Lexington, the son of Adolph and Henny (Seehusen) Rickertsen.
Bill married Lucile Smith on May 23, 1948, at Sumner; to this union four children were born: W. Alan, Archie, J.D. and Lori.
Bill farmed for many years and was involved in Farm Bureau, serving as the County President; 4-H, including being a leader for many years. He also served as a school board member. He was an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church where he had been a member for over 50 years.

November 28th

Ethel Huffman, 104

November 28, 2012

Memorial services for Ethel Huffman were conducted from the United Methodist Church in Ansley, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, with the Rev. Joel Plisek officiating. Burial was at the Box Elder Cemetery at Cumro.
Ethel Rose (Shaw) Huffman was born March 28, 1908, near Filley, to L. V. and Susie (Durken) Shaw and passed away Nov. 19, 2012, at Heritage Hall, Melham Medical Center, Broken Bow. She was the youngest of six children.

Beverly Shepherd, 83

November 28, 2012

Beverly Jean (Farmer) Shepherd, age 83, of Hastings, died peacefully at home with family Nov. 12.
Mrs. Shepherd was born Sept. 2, 1929, on a farm in Custer Center to Orval “Nick” and Edna (Marquiss) Farmer. She attended Broken Bow schools. Following graduation, she attended business school before working as a secretary for the Brown Fruit Company.
She married Vernon Shepherd June 6, 1948, in Broken Bow. They resided in Grand Island, where they were members of the United Methodist Church. They relocated to Hastings in 1971, when Mr. Shepherd became manager of Allen’s department store.

Lois L. Hill, 78

November 28, 2012

Lois Luella (McMurtry) Hill was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Anselmo, the daughter of Roy and Florence (Hanke) McMurtry. She attended school in Anselmo until the 5th grade when she moved with her family to Broken Bow.
As a teenager, Lois accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized at Pible Lake while at church camp. Lois graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1952. Shortly before graduation, she was offered a job working for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. She worked there first as a telephone operator and then in the business office.