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October 24th, 2013

Rosemarie Morrow, 72

October 24, 2013

Rosemarie Morrow, 72 of Broken Bow, died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, at the Golden Living Center of Broken Bow. Memorial services were Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul, with the Rev. Ray Kosmicki officiating. Inurn-ment was in the Ord City Cemetery.
Mrs. Morrow was born Aug. 21, 1941, at Neun-kirchen (Saar), Germany, the daughter of Johann Wilhelm and Ottilin (Otto) Lenz.

Barry Young, 70

October 24, 2013

Barry Duane Young, 70 of Winona, Minn., and formerly from Nebraska, died unexpectedly Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his home.
Barry, an only child, was born Aug. 12, 1943, in Litchfield, to Robert and Elaine (Sigler) Young. He was raised in Ansley and graduated from high school in 1961. He enlisted in the United States Air Force Jan. 18, 1963, and was stationed in New Mexico, where he was present during underground nuclear testing.

Charles "Smokey" West, 83

October 24, 2013

Charles K. “Smokey” West, 83 of Kearney, died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his home. Funeral services were Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremat-ion Services in Kearney with the Rev. Dean Pofahl officiating. Burial was at the Pleasanton Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to AseraCare Hospice or to the family to be designated at a later date. A message of condolence, tribute or memory can be left at www.hlmkfuneral.com. Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremat-ion Services in Kearney are in charge of arrangements.

October 14th

Royle Hazen, 68

October 14, 2013

Royle Dee Hazen, age 68, of Stromsburg, formerly of Milburn, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Henry Duerkson, 84

October 14, 2013

Henry George Duerkson, 84, of Broken Bow died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Mason City First Baptist Church with Pastor Roger McDermott officiating. There will be no visitation and the inurnment will be at a later date.
Henry was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Newton, Kan., to Henry B. and Lizzy (Geddert) Duerkson.
He was joined in Christian marriage to Dorothy Ann Adams Aug. 3, 1957, at Oakland Park Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kan.

Delbert Jacobsen, 76

October 14, 2013

Delbert James Jacobsen, 76, of Norwich, NY, formerly of Sargent, went home to be with his Savior Oct. 3, 2013, after a prolonged illness. At the time of his death, he was surrounded by his loving family.
Del was born in Minden, April 7, 1937, to Glenn and Iris Jacobsen. He graduated from Minden High School in 1955.

Lena Bratton, 89

October 14, 2013

Lena Elvina (Bradley) Bratton was born July 3, 1924, in Dothan, Huston County, Ala., to Carrie (Richardson) and Perry Bradley. Lena died Oct. 2, 2013, in Broken Bow.
Carrie and Perry had three children; Lena, Robert and Marion. When Lena was about 11-years-old, her daddy passed away. She had to quit school to care for her brother and sister so Carrie could work to feed the family.
Carrie met and married Henry Edgar and Lena gained two sisters, June and Jean Edgar. Also to this union, she eventually gained step-brothers Stewart, Charles, Johnny and Ballard.

October 3rd

Ellen Datus, 65

October 3, 2013

After a courageous battle with cancer, Ellen Lois Datus, age 65, passed away in Broken Bow, the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 1. She was surrounded by her husband, Edwin, and daughters Michelle, Melinda and Stephanie.
Born in 1948 in Chambers, to Chloe Ellen McKay Harley and Duane McKay, Ellen was drawn to a life of service to others. Her biggest calling was taking care of people, especially her family. At home, she was a selfless, loyal and loving wife, mother of three, step-mother of five and grandmother of 15.

Claudia K. Bestol, 75

October 3, 2013

Claudia Kay Bestol, age 75 of Purdum, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at her home in Purdum fighting cancer. Memorial funeral services will be held Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at the United Church of Christ in Purdum at 10 a.m. with Pastor Diana K. Jahn officiating. Inurnment in the Purdum Cemetery will be at a later date.

Claudia Bestol is survived by her husband, Earl Bestol of Purdum; a son, Wayne (Joyce) Bestol of Minden; two daughters, Kay Lynn Bestol of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Brenda (Dave) Masek of Purdum; three grandchildren, two great-grandsons, and a brother, Bob Knag of Alliance.

October 2nd

Julia A. Eichelberger, 49

October 2, 2013

Julia Ann Eichelberger, age 49 of Broken Bow, passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at her home. Julie was born Dec. 31, 1963, at Callaway Hospital to Terry and Marge Eichelberger.
Julie grew up in Broken Bow where she attended school until she was a junior. She graduated from Hastings High School in 1981.
At a young age Julie was diagnosed with a rare heart condition and later with diabetes. Even though she struggled with this throughout her life she never lost her love of life or her love for her family. One of her greatest joys was spending time with her family and friends.

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