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March 25th, 2014

George Ashenfelter, 77

March 25, 2014

George Baker Ashenfelter, 77, of Broken Bow, passed away March 12, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. 
He was born in Pennsylvania, Nov. 13, 1936, to Minnie Jane and Robert Hewlett Ashenfelter, the second of two children. 
He was married to Penny Purcell on June 24, 1967, in Broken Bow. They lived in New Jersey, New York, Virginia and California before returning to Broken Bow. 
George graduated from West Chester University and received a B.A. in Education, and an M.B.A. in Computer Finance from Kennedy Western University. 

Georgia Finney, 93

March 25, 2014

Georgia Edna Finney, 93 years old of St. Joseph, Mo., died March 11, 2014, at Abbe Woods Nursing Home in St. Joseph.
Georgia was born Sept. 21, 1920, at Ashby. She was the oldest of four children born to Ernest and Mary (Snyder) Prindle.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands Ray A. Gilbert and Gerald E. Finney; son Dale Ray; brothers, Walter (Jake) Prindle and Clifford R. Prindle; sister Opal A. Buechler; niece Ardith M. Peterson Reineke; step-grand daughter Joann Finney and step grandson Tad Finney.

Duane Vannice, 94

March 25, 2014

Duane Merlin Vannice, 94, passed away March 7, 2014, at Gateway Senior Living in Lincoln. He is survived by his wife, Eugenia, his sons and their wives, Merlin Albert and Bette Ann of Boalsburg, PA and Eugene Duane and Sally of Lincoln, NE and his grandson, Tyler Duane, also of Lincoln.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Merlin C. and Esther Rae Vannice, his daughter, Diane Lou, and his sister, Evelyn Kelly.

Dwayne Andersen, 92

March 25, 2014

Dwayne Andersen age 92 of Seneca died March 9, 2014, at the Centennial Park Retirement Home in North Platte.
Funeral services were conducted March 14, 2014, at the Seneca Auditorium in Seneca, Neb., with the Rev. Sunny Ridings officiating. The family greeted friends the evening before. at the Seneca Auditorium. Memorials are suggested to the Thedford American Legion or the United Church of Christ at Seneca. Interment was in in the Seneca Cemetery.

Albert Hoesel, 77

March 25, 2014

Albert Hoesel, 77, of Callaway, passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Callaway District Hospital after a hard fought battle with acute myeloid
leukemia. He was born April 16, 1936, southeast of Callaway, to Fred and Ada
(Zoerb) Hoesel.
Albert attended country
school and graduated from Callaway High School with the class of 1954.
Albert was united in marriage to Louise Schaeffer Jan. 3, 1956. They were the parents of five children; Mike and wife Lori Hoesel of Gothenburg,
Tom and wife Jodi Hoesel of Callaway, Diane and husband Dale Seelhoff

Richard "Dick" Nelson, 83

March 25, 2014

Richard A. (Dick) Nelson, 83 of Ansley, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Bryan LGH Hospital in Lincoln, surrounded by his family, after a month long battle with pneumonia. Dick was born July 23, 1930, in the Algernon township near Mason City, to Ernest E. and Blanche A. (Thorn) Nelson.

Lino Peace, 74

March 25, 2014

Lino Herman Peace, 74, of Grand Island died March 4, 2014, at his home.
Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, March 8, at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Grand Island with Father Richard Piontkowski officiating. Burial was Saturday afternoon in the Dale Valley Cemetery at Merna. All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Peace was born June 17, 1939, in Broken Bow to Herman and Julia May
(Land) Peace.
Survivors of the immediate family include his wife, Barbara; one daughter,
Debra Jones of Grand Island; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Terry and

Charles Minton, 70

March 25, 2014

Charles Leonard Minton, 70, died March 4, 2014, at his home in Merna. Chuck was born Aug. 8, 1943, at Anderson, Ind., to Leonard A. and Dorothy E. Minton.
Chuck went to school in Indiana and California and then joined and served in the Army from 1962-1965. After living in Indiana and California he later moved to Las Vegas in 1970.
Chuck marrried Brenda Lindner May 8, 1979, in Las Vegas. To this union two sons were born; Martin Leonard and Michael Lee. Chuck and Brenda later moved to Indian Springs, Nev., where Chuck became a DOD police officer.

Kenneth Ferguson, 92

March 25, 2014

Kenneth Arnold Ferguson, 92, passed away at the Grand Island Veterans Hospital Feb. 3, 2014. Kenneth was born April 27, 1921, at the Ferguson old home place 11 miles east of Brewster in Blaine County, to Robert and Viola Ferguson. Kenneth attended grade school in Pleasant Valley and graduated from Brewster High School in 1938.

Walter Bumgarner, 99

March 25, 2014

Walter E. Bumgarner of Arcadia, died March 2, 2014, at Independence Hall in Broken Bow. He was born Oct. 27, 1914, to Elton M. and Fanny I. (Linden-struth) Bumgarner on the family's farm in Webster County, Mo.
In June 1951, Walter met Josephine Fells in Arcadia, and they were married Dec. 22 of that year.
Walter was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; all his brothers and sisters; two brothers-in-law and their spouses; and a sister-in-law and her spouse.

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