Archive - Dec 2013 - Obituary
Wendell Carl Case, 84, of Ansley, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. The second of three children, Wendell was born Feb. 13, 1929, to Carl and Edith (Sherbeck) Case. With the exception of his military service, he lived his entire life in Ansley, and was born and raised in the same house, a fact he was proud of. He graduated from Ansley High School in 1947, and on June 14, 1948, he enlisted in the Army. During his Army service, he spent a year in Puerto Rico, where he contracted tropical phagedena, which led to a medical discharge from the Army June 13, 1953.
Verla Marie (Coble) Real, 81 of Broken Bow, passed away in her home Dec. 26, 2013.
Verla, the youngest of three children to Henry and Winneford (Winnie) Coble, was born on the first day of July, 1932, in Broken Bow. As a young girl, Verla attended grades 1 - 12 in the Broken Bow school system. Her passion was her horse, Pepper, and she would ride him as often as possible.
Esteleen Anderson, 80, of Broken Bow, died Dec. 20, 2013, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Esteleen was born Dec. 29, 1932, south of Seneca, to Bill and Ida (Madron) Goehring. After growing up in the Sand hills she graduated from Thedford High School in 1950.
September 15, 1950, she married Robert U. Anderson in Thedford. Robert was then drafted into the Army and after fulfilling his duties they moved to Broken Bow in 1953. To this union two children were born.
Fern Edith (Caywood) Heitz, 94 of Sargent, passed away Dec. 15, 2013, at her
She was the oldest of nine children, born Aug. 20,1919 at Broken Bow, to
Edward Milton and Lillian Grace (McCaslin) Caywood. She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1938.
She became a Christian, accepting Christ as her Savior as a young woman and was baptized Dec. 21, 1947. Then she spent the rest of her life following in Jesus' footsteps.
On Saturday, the day of her service -- December 21, 2013, it was the 72nd anniver-sary of her accepting Christ and being baptized.
Ivan Knox, 84, of North Platte, left his earthly body behind on Dec. 10, 2013, at Linden Court in North Platte.
Ivan was born the youngest of seven to Paul and Edith Knox June 26, 1929, in Custer County. He graduated from Ansley High School in 1947.
After high school, Ivan worked in Ansley as a carpenter with his father Paul Knox. Ivan moved to Mansfield, Ohio in the early 1950s, where he worked for Reece Optical. He returned to Nebraska in the late 1950s, eventually moving to Kearney where he met his bride - Alice Oltmans, LPN, of Filley.
Ronald Eugene Kranz, age 41 of Oconto, died Dec. 7, 2013, near Oconto. Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at the Community Building in Oconto with Lawrence Francis officiating. Inter-ment was in the Oconto Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Oconto Fire Department or the Oconto Community Building. Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
Linda Elaine (Smith) Dowse, 68 of Loup City, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow, surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Loup City, with the Rev. Joel Plisek officiating. Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Loup City.
Dana Calloway Harsh, 94, passed away peacefully Dec. 2, 2013, at Pioneer Memorial Rest Home in Mullen, which had been his home for the past five years. He was born the second of 12 children May 7, 1919, to Lester and Lucy (Fogelsong) Harsh. The family lived in Platte Center, where Dana attended school. He was an outstanding athlete and excelled in basketball and baseball. Fresh out of high school he was chosen to play on the Junior Legion Team in Omaha for the Omaha Alamito Team.
Wanda Alice (Gray) Weatherly, 89 of Broken Bow, passed away Dec. 8, 2013, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home. A celebration of life was Dec. 11 at St. Johnâ€™s Episcopal Church in Broken Bow with Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery in Callaway, with Iverson Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Wanda was born April 18, 1924, near Arnold, to Harrison and Iva (Chadd) Gray. Wanda was the third child of three. Wanda attended rural schools in the Callaway and Arnold areas.
Carol Ann Trump was born Feb. 27, 1941, near Elyria, to Albert and Anna (Vergin) Kirby. She died Dec. 4, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.