Archive - 2012 - Obituary
Eldon H. Howard, 76, of Grand Island, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at St. Francis Medical Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Maryâ€™s Cathedral. The Reverend Richard Piontkowski will officiate. Burial will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Thursday at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island with a Rosary at 7 p.m.
Anna Belle Price Zoerb passed away Feb. 5, 2012, at the age of 87 years at the Callaway Good Samaritan Center with her husband by her side.
Anna Belle was born July 25, 1924, on a farm near Callaway to Bryan and Julia Anna Pitkin Price. She attended Brown Valley Country School through the 8th grade and then went to Callaway Public school where she graduated in 1942.
Following graduation, Anna Belle taught in three different Country Schools.
Neil LaVern Wood, 89 of Broken Bow, died Feb. 5, 2012 at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow and the Masonic Lodge in Broken Bow.
His greatest joys in life were his family, playing golf, and ranching.
Neil L. Wood was born Aug. 20, 1922, to Walter and Edna (Downey) Wood at Kearney. He grew up in on his father's ranch on the South Loup River, in Custer County.
James R. Franssen, age 71 of Broken Bow, died Sunday Jan. 29, 2012 at Bryan LGH in Lincoln.
Funeral services will be Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 8 a.m. to service time at St. Josephs Catholic Church. A memorial will be designated by the family at a later date.
James R. Franssen was born March 18, 1940, in Andale, Kan., to Herman Franssen and Marcella Goetz-Franssen. He moved with his family to Callaway in 1947.
Brenda Jean Minton, 59, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at her home in Merna. Brenda was born Dec. 27, 1952, at the Callaway Hospital to Joseph â€śJoe" and Betty Jean (Ault) Lindner of Oconto, and was baptized at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Oconto.
At the age of four, Brenda left Nebraska and moved with her family to Utah and then Mesa Ariz. Brenda married Charles "Chuck" Minton May 8, 1979, in Las Vegas, Nev. To this union two sons were born; Martin Leonard and Michael Lee.
ln the mid-90s, Chuck and Brenda moved back to Nebraska into Brendaâ€™s Grandma Lindner's house in Merna.
Max W. Chrisp, 85, of Rogers, Ark., died Wednesday, Jan. 25, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1927, at Central City, to Elmer J. Chrisp and Ernestine Pearsons Chrisp.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and two sons, Max William Chrisp Jr. and Terry Lee Chrisp.
Anna â€śAnnieâ€ť Marie Schneider, of Grand Island, died at home Jan 18, 2012, after a brave fight against cancer.
Memorial services were Jan. 28 at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island. Burial will be at a later date.
Annie was born May 24, 1956, in Callaway, to Joseph and Rose (Hladky) Rempe of Oconto. She grew up and attended school in Oconto, graduating in 1974 as salutatorian.
She participated in 4-H and was Girlâ€™s State representative for Oconto in 1973.
She attended Mt. Marty College in Yankton, S.D. for one year, and attended Kearney State College for one and a half years.
Mark John Doty, 60 of Lexington, died Jan. 16, 2012, at Lexington Regional Health Center, Lexington.
Mark was born May 20, 1951, to Mary Catherine (Mecke) and William Charles Doty in Ogallala. The oldest of four children, he moved to Broken Bow with his younger sister, Julie Ann, and spent his childhood there joined by brother Patrick William Doty and Scott Martin Doty.
Lois Turner, age 80 of North Platte, formerly of Arnold, died at her home Jan. 9, 2012. Graveside services were Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at the Custer Center Cemetery near Broken Bow, with the Rev. Don Schauda officiating.
Lois Evelyn Turner was born Feb. 23, 1931, at Broken Bow, to Roy Frank Wilson and Anna Mae (Dainton) Wilson. She graduated from Anselmo High School. Lois later attended Kearney State Teachers College.
October 19, 1951, Lois was married to Howard "Sonny" Turner at Broken Bow. They made their home in Milburn. Mrs. Turner worked as the Postmaster in Milburn.
Mary Francis Babcock joined our Lord and Savior Jan. 1, 2012. She was born Dec. 30, 1930, to Frank and Pearl (Gier) Jones in Valentine.
Mary shared her life with 26 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. She was the hub of the family, and friend to all who knew her.
Mary is sruvived by her husband, Walter Babcock of Greeley; daughter, Rhonda Babcock; four sons, Richard Babcock, Danny Nollett, Patrick and wife Michelle Nollett of Greeley, and Jack and wife Carol Nollett of Cheyenne, Wyo.