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May 2nd

Naomi Hothem, 81

May 2, 2013

Funeral Celebration of Life service for Naomi Marie (Williams) Hothem, 81, of Sumner, will be Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 1 p.m. at the United Church of Sumner – East Campus with Pastor Ken Hutson officiating. Pastor Stan Murdoch will share his memories.
Visitation will be Friday, May 3, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at the United Church of Sumner-East Campus. Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery at Sumner.

Norma Hagadorn, 87

May 2, 2013

Norma Lee Hagadorn, former long time Broken Bow resident, died in Lincoln, April 28, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
Norma Lee was born July 8, 1925, in Taylor, to Ernest and Della (Parker) Fox. She attended Taylor Public Schools and was active in the arts.

Charles A. Rienks, 78

May 2, 2013

Charles “Chuck” Alton Rienks, 78, left his earthly home to be with the Lord Monday, April 29, 2013, after a valiant short fight with cancer.
Chuck was born to Richard and Blanche (Holderbaum) Rienks Jan. 27, 1935, in South Bend, Ind.
He was the fourth of seven children in addition to three of Chuck’s aunts and uncles his parents raised as siblings. Chuck would tell stories of having to cut a half gallon of ice cream 10 ways to share on his birthday.

Marvin Hickenbottom, 95

May 2, 2013

Marvin W. “Barney” Hickenbottom, 95, of Callaway, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Callaway Good Life Center.
He was born August 12, 1917, in Callaway, to Rolla Clifford and Frances Addie (Schreyer) Hickenbottom. He was a 1934 graduate of Gandy High School in Logan County. Following school Barney farmed and moved from Arnold back to Callaway in 1955.
He was married to LaVonne Whipple Oct. 7, 1956, in Callaway at the Methodist Parsonage. Two boys were born two this union: Duane and Allan.

John W. Collier, 85

May 2, 2013

John (Jack) William Collier, 85, of Arnold, departed this life April 25, 2013 in Callaway, after a hard fought battle with cancer.
Jack was born July 9, 1927, in Kearney, to John N. and Helen L. (Bartz) Collier. Jack grew up in Stapleton, and graduated from Baker High School in 1945.
Jack started his life-long love and career in ranching as a young man at the Baskin Ranch north of Stapleton. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1946, and served his country during World War II in the Philippines. He was honorably discharged in 1947.

April 26th

Scott Reinhard, 59

April 26, 2013

Scott Nelson Reinhard, resident of Broken Bow, died March 15, 2013. He was 59 years old.
To those who knew him, Scott Reinhard was a friendly and sociable member of his community. He will be remembered as a man of strong Christian faith who enjoyed helping his neighbors and working outdoors. As an engineer, a farmer and a photographer, Scott was passionately interested in the natural beauty of God’s creation.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Jean and Jerry Reinhard. He is survived by his siblings, children and grandchildren.

Charles Giles, 89

April 26, 2013

Charles Giles, age 89 of Broken Bow, died Tuesday April 16, 2013, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Friday, April 19, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Interment was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the United Methodist Church or the Custer County Foundation.

Dale Andersen, 86

April 26, 2013

Dale Andersen, 86, passed away at his home in Kearney Tuesday, April 16, 2013, after a year and a half’s illness. Memorial services were Monday, April 22, 2013, at the O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. Interment will be in the Kearney Cemetery at a later time. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, Seneca Cemetery, or the First United Methodist Church in Kearney. Online condolences may be submitted to www.osrfh.com.

Patrick "Joe" Tully, 97

April 26, 2013

Patrick Joseph "Joe" Tully journeyed home to his maker Nov. 16, 2012. He now joins the love of his life - his wife Frances, and their son Gale.
Services were held at the Holy Apostles Catholic Church in Meridian, Idaho Dec. 7, 2012. Burial followed at Cloverdale Memorial Park.

April 18th

Loma Ballenger, 89

April 18, 2013

Loma J. Ballenger, 89, of Callaway, formerly of Lexington, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Callaway Good Life Center.
She was born June 10, 1923, in Callaway, to William J. and Etta May (Weaver) Longmore. Loma attended Hillside rural school near Callaway.
She was united in marriage to Carl W. Ballenger June 29, 1946, in Callaway. Seven children were blessed to this marriage; twin sons, David and Dale, Dorothy, Darla, Dea and Daryl.

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