Archive - Obituary
February 21st, 2014
James â€śJimâ€ť O. Peterson, 89, of Arnold, passed away Feb. 11, 2014, at the Callaway District Hospital. He was born July 18, 1924, to Emil and Esther (Trude) Peterson at Beatrice.
As a young boy he moved with his parents to Grand Island. At the age of 14, he received Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord and loved to share his faith. He graduated from Grand Island High School with the class of 1942.
Delores â€śElaineâ€ť (Young) Poland, 82, of Lincoln, died Dec. 31, 2013. She was born June 21, 1931, in Custer County, to Glen and Blanche (Loyd) Young. Elaine was a retired clerk for several local businesses. She was a member of Capitol City Christian Church in Lincoln, and also was active in the Second Baptist Church. She volunteered at BryanLGH Medical Center, the Lied Center and Encounter Center at Morrill Hall.
Cody Deets Johnson, age 48, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, of Stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme. He was in the loving company of family members.
Cody was born Aug. 3, 1965, at Fremont, to Gilbert Ross and Dian Gammel Johnson. He graduated from Oakland-Craig and joined the Marine Corps. Cody was married previously to Judith A. Cantrell and Collette Largent. To these marriages, two children were born, and one adopted.
Louise E. Schmidt, age 94 of Merna, died Thursday Feb.13, 2014, at the Heritage Hall Care Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Dawn Black officiating and rites by the Broken Bow D.O.E.S. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Broken Bow D.O.E.S.
Shirley A. Krause, age 85 of Ansley, died Feb. 13, 2014, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at the Ansley High School Gymnasium with the Rev. Mel Shepherd officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. with family greeting friends from 5 - 7 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary. Memorials are suggested to the Ansley Rescue Unit. Interment will be at the Ansley Cemetery.
Hastings resident Royce (Roy) Haines, 77, passed away Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Mary Lanning HealthCare in Hastings.
Memorial open house was Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at the Elks Lodge in Hastings. In honoring his wishes to be cremated there was no viewing or visitation. DeWitt Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Hastings, handled arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the Nebraska Game and Parks Foundation, 2200 N 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE 68503.
Jeanine Reneau Chitwood passed away Jan. 22, 2014, of ovarian cancer. She was born Dec. 13, 1933, close to the Middle Loup River near Gates, the youngest and only daughter of Meredith T. Reneau and Caroline M. Reneau. Her early childhood was spent near Arnold, where her parents and three brothers lived. They later moved to the Bethel Union Community north of Broken Bow where she graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1952. She loved collecting dolls, puzzles, and Christmas.
Gordon F. Hoskins, 72, of Broken Bow, formerly of Arnold, died Saturday, Febr. 8, 2014, at the Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
In the fall of 1941, on the 5th day of November, Gordon Francis Hoskins was born with the aid of a midwife in the house where he would live almost his whole life. Gordon's middle name was the same as his grandfather Francis Alfonso Hoskins.
Gordon's grade school days were spent in the one room schoolhouse of Loyal.
Marguerite Bristol, age 91 of Ansley, died Feb. 5, 2014, at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Marguerite was born at home Oct. 28, 1922, in the Happy Hollow Community, to Arthur and Alta (Swancutt) Staab. She attended country school at Happy Hollow thru the 8th grade and graduated from Ansley High School in 1941.
She attended Kearney State College, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in education. She later received her masters degree in education.
Neil P. Drake, age 24 of Comstock, died Sunday Jan. 26, 2014, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt and Father Frank Schuster officiating. Burial was in the Lee Park Cemetery west of Arcadia.
Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of the arrangements.
Neil Patrick Drake was born Jan. 11, 1990, at Kearney, to Kevin and Cindy (O'Neill) Drake. Neil graduated from Anselmo-Merna High School in 2008.