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August 16th

Evelyn Cecil, 89

August 16, 2013

Evelyn Elaine Cecil, 89, of Arcadia, passed away Aug. 1, 2013, at her home.
Evelyn was born May 30, 1924, to James Fredrick Wilson and Maudia Lewellyn Spickelmier Wilson. She grew up on the family farm near Culbertson, and graduated from Hayes Center High School in 1942.
May 24, 1944, Evelyn married Howard William Cecil, and to this union a daughter, Deanna, was born.

Pat DeFrance, 61

August 16, 2013

We’re changed now. Not because she left us, but because she touched us.
Pat DeFrance passed away at her home in Jackson Aug. 6, 2013, after a long illness. She was 61.
Pat was born in a small town in Nebraska July 23, 1952, to Dale and Grace Andersen. She grew up in Broken Bow, and graduated from college in Kearney. She met Jerry DeFrance, and they married Aug. 26, 1978. They made their home near Jefferson, S.D., and both commuted to work in Sioux City, Iowa.

Isabel Edmisten, 94

August 16, 2013

Isabel Grace Edmisten, 94, of Lincoln, passed away Aug. 10, 2013. She was born in Ansley, to Charles A. and Alice (Butler) Chandler. She was a former school teacher and buyer for Miller and Paine.
Isabel is survived by a daughter, Ruth (Robert) Trobee of Lincoln; two grandchildren, Randall T. Trobee and Michael S. Trobee; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by parents; husband, Ralph, and brother, Lloyd.

August 8th

Ronald E. Cole, 67

August 8, 2013

Ronald E. Cole, 67, died peacefully from the onset of Alzheimer’s Thursday, Aug. 1, in his home in Broken Bow. Private services will be held at a later date.
Ron was born July 4, 1946, at Broken Bow, to Elmer and Geneva (Trotter) Cole. He grew up on a farm south of Berwyn.
He attended Berwyn Elementary school from kindergarten through eighth grade. He graduated in 1964 from Ansley High School where he was a valued member of the football and track teams. Ron was a proud Warrior which was evident when he shared stories about his high school adventures.

Helen Jane Pflaster, 80

August 8, 2013

Helen Jane Pflaster age 80 of North Platte, died July 31, 2013, at the Great Plains Medical Center in North Platte. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Interment was in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association or the Alz-heimers Association or the Donor’s choice.

Vernon Rohde, 88

August 8, 2013

Vernon V. Rohde, 88, of Ozark, Mo., and formerly of Miller, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo. Funeral services were Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 at the Miller Community Building in Miller, with Pastor Marty Robbins officiating. Interment was at the Armada Cemetery in Miller, with military rites provided by the Miller American Legion Post 351 and the Nebraska National Guard Military Honors Team. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney were in charge of arrangements.

Jean Hergenrader-Woodward, 72

August 8, 2013

Jean Hergenrader-Woodward, age 72 of Callaway, formerly of Cozad, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney after a short battle with cancer.
Jean was born Oct. 5, 1940, at Cozad, to W.W. “Bud” and Mary Elta (Griffith) Beckley. She graduated from Cozad High School in 1958. Jean went on to attend beauty school in Grand Island.

August 1st

Lorina "Lori" Turner, 58

August 1, 2013

Lorina “Lori” L. Turner, 58, of North Platte, passed away July 24, 2013 at Great Plains Regional Medical Center. She was born August 29, 1954 to Robert and Verna (Clay) Lewis at the naval base in Guam. Lori graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1972 and later that year was united in marriage to Jack Turner.

Fay Drake, 78

August 1, 2013

Fay L. Drake, 78, of Kearney died Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at the Litchfield Cemetery in Litchfield, with the Rev. Gary Main officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. Online condolences may be submitted to www.osrfh.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the O'Brien Straat-mann Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney.

July 29th

Ken Fritzler, 68

July 29, 2013

Ken Fritzler, 68, of Broken Bow, entered into glory July 9, 2013, at Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln, with family at his side.
Ken was born May 18, 1945, to Kenneth C. and Doris (Eastman) Fritzler in Omaha. The family moved to Kimball, where he graduated from Kimball County High School in 1963. He attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln, where he played tenor sax in the marching band, which gave him the opportunity to travel to the Orange Bowl with the football team.

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