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June 27th

Louie Ropers, 78

June 27, 2013

Louie John Ropers, age 78, of Sargent, passed away June 22, 2013, at Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Louie was born July 7, 1934, to John and Elsie (Schwarz) Ropers in Hamil, S.D. His family moved to the Oconto area when he was nine. Louie went to Country School in Oconto and graduated from Lexington High School in 1952.
He married Delores Hinrichsen Sept. 22, 1957 in Lexington, and they started their lives together in Broken Bow. They moved to
Sargent in 1962, where he started his own business, Louie's Body Shop.

Mary Walker, 80

June 27, 2013

Mary Antonia Seda Walker, 80, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at
Heritage Hall in Broken Bow. She was born Jan. 25, 1933, to Stanley and Mary (Jenasofsky) Seda in
Arnold on a farm in Mills Valley. She attended Mills Valley Grade School
and later Arnold High School. After high school she helped Paul and
Marjorie Weinman when the twins, Jim and Jean, were born.
December 8, 1954, Mary married Norman E. Walker in Cozad. To this union three children were born: Bennie Lynn, Dale Eugene and Norma Jane.

Elton Painter, 77

June 27, 2013

Elton Kem Painter, 77 years of age, was born Dec. 29, 1935, to Earl and Alta (Horton) Painter at Springview, and died at the Ainsworth Care Center at Ainsworth June 15, 2013, where he had resided for several years. Elton was the seventh of eight children.
Elton grew up surrounded by family on the Painter ranch southwest of Springview. Besides working on the ranch, he also was employed by several road construction companies in his early years.

Carol Wilcox Stiff, 73

June 27, 2013

Carol Wilcox Stiff, 73, of Idaho Springs, died March 20 at her home from acute heart failure. She was born Carol Ann Wilcox June 9, 1939, in Omaha, the daughter of Dr. Clyde William and Ethelyn Verna (Ellis) Wilcox.

Glenn Alspaugh, 80

June 27, 2013

Word has been received of the death of Glenn Alspaugh, age 80 of Montaque, Calif., formerly of Broken Bow. He is survived by his wife, Cindi and family of Oregon and Washington; brothers, Robert and Roger Alspaugh of Broken Bow; and sisters, Jean Pomplun of Broken Bow and Shirley Lange of Minnesota. Memorial services will be at a later date.

Published in Custer County Chief, July 27, 2013

June 21st

Burnard Whitney, 99

June 21, 2013

After enjoying 99 years of life in Custer Center, Burnard Merle Whitney, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. He was born May 16, 1914, to Harlen and Ollie (Street) Whitney in a sod home west of Broken Bow.
How does one sum up the life of a man who lived to be nearly 100 years old? Burnard was quite simply a farmer who loved the land where he was born, living within five miles of the original homestead all of his life. He was a part of the land and in some ways the land was a part of him.

Anthony Jay Campbell, 25

June 21, 2013

Anthony Jay Campbell, 25 of Sioux City, Iowa, died Friday, June 14, 2013, in a drowning accident in the Missouri River. Services will be July 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Grand View Park in Sioux City, Iowa. Graveside services will be July 3, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Grand View Cemetery at Anselmo.
Tony was born Sept. 17, 1987, in Grand Island to Duane Drummond and Melissa Campbell. He attended several schools in Nebraska before moving to Sioux City.

Donald (Gene) Graves, 75

June 21, 2013

Donald (Gene) Graves, 75 of Grand Island, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center with his loving family at his side.
Celebration of Life service was Tuesday, June 18, at the Bosselman Conference Center at Fonner Park, with Dan Naranjo officiating. His casket was carried in a horse drawn carriage to the Grand Island Cemetery.
Mr. Graves was born Dec. 10, 1937, on a farm near North Star, Neb., the son of Donald and Clara (Schultz) Graves.

Raymond Pandorf, 93

June 21, 2013

Raymond A. Pandorf, age 93 of Callaway, passed away June 11, 2013, at the Callaway Good Life Center. He was born April 17, 1920, in Callaway, to Albert E. and Katherine V. (Ridder) Pandorf.
Raymond was raised in Callaway, and graduated with the Callaway High School class of 1938. In 1944, he entered the US Army and served as an airplane armorer gunner with the 397th Bombardment Group in central Europe during World War II.

Jacqueline Douglass, 85

June 21, 2013

Jacqueline “Jackie” K. Douglass, born July 4, 1927 at Niobrara, was the youngest of 18 children of Johanna Louise (Grunke) and George Hofer. In 1931, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest and Ida Kilpatrick of Brewster, took 4-year-old little Jackie into their home and hearts whom they reared and loved as their own.

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