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January 18th

Dorthy Koepke, 90

January 18, 2013

Dorthy Ione Knouse Koepke, accomplished writer, speaker, and beloved mother of 10, joyfully went to be with her Lord Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Norfolk. She was 90 years old.
Dorthy was born in Kingsbury County near Iroquois, SD Jan. 24, 1922, the third of nine children to Fred and Myrtle Bond Knouse. She was baptized as a young adult at Methodist Episcopal Church in Cavour, SD.

January 14th

John Wesley Churchill, 91

January 14, 2013

John Wesley Churchill, age 91 of Broken Bow Ne. went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2013.

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away"
Revelation 21 v: 4

John Churchill was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Mount Vernon, NY, to the late Solomon and Edna Churchill and was the youngest of five children.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Jordan Churchill, Charles Churchill, Edna Churchill, and Alexander Churchill.

January 11th

Linda Kettleborough, 72

January 11, 2013

Linda Lee Kettleborough, age 72, of Merna, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Merna Rescue Unit.

Dana C. Mills, 88

January 11, 2013

Dana C. Mills, 88, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Saxton Riverside Country Villa.
Dana was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Westerville, to the late Frank and S. Bertha Mills. He was a graduate of Westerville High School. He served in the U.S. Navy 1943-1946 in the South Pacific during World War II.
He received the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (one silver, eight bronze stars), Navy Occupation Service Medal/ Asia Combat Action Ribbon, and the Philippine Liberation.

Jerry Tapper, 56

January 11, 2013

Jerry Andrew Tapper, the youngest of three children, was born in Chicago, Ill., to Warren and Ethel Tapper Oct. 27, 1956. He departed this world Dec. 29, 2012.
He leaves to mourn his passing his sister, Joyce Stewart and husband Dick; nephews, Cory Stewart and his wife Gabrielle, Adam Stewart and his wife Erin; grand-nephew, Mason; grand-nieces, Hailey, Chloe, Emma and Courtney; special friends, Laura and Leroy Lindner; his MNIS family, and a host of community friends.

David Eberle, 67

January 11, 2013

David C. Eberle, 67 years of age from Minden, died Jan. 1, 2013, at the Kearney County Health Services-Hospital shortly after being admitted.
David was born Jan. 24, 1945, in Mason City, to Charles and Marie (Nielsen) Eberle. He grew up in the Mason City area and attended school in Mason City. He moved to Broken Bow and worked at Becton-Dickinson.
September 17, 1967, he married Elaine Garska and they moved to Minden in 1970. David worked for Miller the Driller, Minden CO-OP and then for Cargill in Heartwell until retiring in 2006 due to poor health.

Marjorie Sprouse, 82

January 11, 2013

Marjorie Ann (Timmons) Sprouse, 82 of West Valley City, Utah, died at the home of her daughter, Connie, Nov. 1, 2012. Marjories was born Aug. 17, 1930, at Oconto to George Curtis Timmons and Rachel Mae Nichols Timmons.
She is survived by her three daughters, Judy Tippets, and Becky (Ron) Korell of Lovell, Wyo., and Connie (Peter) Salm of West Valley City, Utah; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Sprouse; brothers, Raymond, Kenneth, Donald and Roberts; and sisters, Dollie Middleton, Iva Gardner and Annabelle Rogers.

Leta Isbrandtsen, 86

January 11, 2013

Leta Deloris Isbrandtsen, 86, of the Grand Island Veterans Home, formerly of Sargent, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Grand Island Veterans Home.
Services were Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Curran Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chad Bolin officiating. Burial was in the Nebraska Veterans Home Memorial Cemetery with Curran Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Leta was born Oct. 15, 1926, at Milford. She is the daughter of Paul and Clara (Kuester) Wittmuss.

January 2nd

Sydnee Owens, 14

January 2, 2013

Sydnee Faith Owens, 14 of Aurora, went to her eternal home Nov. 30, 2012, after a courageous 6 1/2-year battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life was Dec. 4 at the Monroe E-Free Church near Phillips. Family and friends were encouraged to wear pink in honor of Sydnee’s favorite color. Rev. Marshall Erickson officiated. Interment was at the Aurora Cemetery.

Katherine Drake, 74

January 2, 2013

Katherine L. Drake, 74 of Kearney, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
A memorials service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Stan Murdoch officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hematology and Oncology. Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. O'Brien - Straatmann - Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.

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