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April 24th

David J. 'Dave' Smith, 63

April 24, 2014

After a courageous battle with cancer, David Jerome Smith “Dave” passed away peacefully at his home while surrounded by his two children and loving companion, Lori. Dave was preceded in death by his wife, Anne; brother, Dan; and parents, Dorothy Smith and John Smith.
Dave is survived by his children, Zachary David and Blair Catherine; grandchildren, David and Scott; and siblings, Cathy, Mike, Pat, Mark, Scott, Tom, Tim and Teri.

Ilene Hulinsky, 77

April 24, 2014

Ilene Hulinsky, age 77 of Broken Bow, died Friday April 18, 2014, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Memorial services were Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Pastor Alan Petersen officiating. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Ilene L. Hulinsky was born Nov. 19, 1936, at Burwell, to Clarence and Daisy (Palmer) Gumb. She was married to Frank Hulinsky Nov. 23, 1954, at Burwell. The couple lived at Fort Hartsuff, near Burwell. They later moved to Gothenburg.

Roger Hanson, 89

April 24, 2014

Roger H. Hanson, 89, of Kearney passed away peacefully Friday, April 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Society – St. John’s in Kearney.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Kearney with Father Jerry Ness officiating. Burial with military rites was provided by Kearney American Legion Post 52, Kearney V.F.W. Post 759 and the Nebraska National Guard Military Honors Team at the Kearney Cemetery.
Roger was born Jan. 27, 1925, in Bertrand to Easton and Irene (Adkins) Hanson.

Roger Waller, 90

April 24, 2014

Roger Waller of Falls Church, Va., passed away peacefully April 17, 2014. He was born Jan. 31, 1924, in Holdrege, to Milford and Minnie Waller.
Roger was part of the “Greatest Generation”, growing up in the Great Depression. He was raised on a farm in central Nebraska. He was a World War II veteran; having been in both the Battle of the Bulge and Ramagen Bridge, receiving the Bronze Star. He was educated under the GI bill receiving a bachelors of science degree in Accounting from the University of Denver in 1949.

Patsy Barrett, 77

April 24, 2014

Patsy Barrett, age 77 of Central City, formerly of Merna, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at the Central City Care Center in Central City.
Memorial services were Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements.

Priscilla 'Pat' Ring, 78

April 24, 2014

Priscilla “Pat” Fortik Ring, 78 of Kearney, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at her residence. A private service for immediate family will be held. The family requests no flowers. Memorials are suggested to the family for future designation. On-line condolences may be shared at osrfh.com. O'Brien
Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.

April 17th

Randall Hanson, 51

April 17, 2014

Randall L. Hanson, age 51 of Callaway, passed away Tuesday, April, 8 2014, at the Callaway District Hospital.

Leroy Giddings, 65

April 17, 2014

Leroy R. Giddings, age 65, of Broken Bow died Wednesday April 9, 2014, at St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island.
Funeral Services were Saturday, April 12, 2014, in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Pastor Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial was at Lee Park Cemetery with Military rites. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

Loyd Pracht, 82

April 17, 2014

Loyd Oliver Pracht was born Dec. 8, 1931, to Oliver and Alma Pracht of Berwyn. Loyd passed into the loving hands of our Heavenly Father April 10, 2014, at the age of 82.
Loyd received Christ as his Savior early in his life. He recommitted his faith and life to the Lord, after his father's (Oliver Pracht) death. He honored the Lord by showing Christ's love and teaching his children to share the love of Christ by what he did for those around him. Loyd was a man who dearly loved his family, and enjoyed his grandchildren, as well as his great grandchildren.

Hildegard Lindner, 86

April 17, 2014

Hildegard Lindner of Lincoln, formerly of Merna, passed away March 31, 2014, at the Tabitha Care Home in Lincoln. She was the youngest of nine children born to Anton and Franziska (Otradovsky) Hejl in Bremen, Germany. She was born at home Jan. 23, 1928, and resided in Germany until June 1951, when she set sail for the United States.

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