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April 17th, 2014

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.

Harold Jacobsen, 75

April 17, 2014

Harold Jacobsen died March 31, 2014, at Emeritus Memory Care Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Harold, the youngest of six children, was born at home in the Eureka Valley Community May 20, 1938, to John H. and Gladys (Johnson) Jacobsen. Shortly thereafter, the family moved to Lower Powell Canyon, and subsequently in 1940, to a farm in the Gates Community. Following grade school there, he graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1957. After spending a few months at farm work, he entered the U.S. Army where he served in the Security/Military Police in Korea.

Alice McMurtrey, 61

April 17, 2014

Alice Elizabeth McMurtrey was born in Omaho, to Dr. George McMurtrey and Margaret Alice (Owen) McMurtrey March 1, 1953. She departed this life April 5 , 2014, at the age of 61 years, 1 month and 4 days, with interment at Kilgore Cemetery in Kilgore.
As a youngster, Alice loved to visit her grandparents, "Hub" ond "G. G." at the McMurtrey ranch
and spent quality time there, where she was known to be an "adventurous little imp," earning this reputation by, at the age of 3 or 4, walking behind the weaned colts that were tied up in

Paul Scheffler, Jr., 93

April 17, 2014

Paul H Scheffler, Jr, 93, died April 8, 2014, at Mt Carmel East Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was born Dec. 2, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pa., to Paul H. and Amelia (Schneider) Scheffler.
He was preceded in death by sisters Edna, Florence, Ella and Viola and brother Edward.

April 10th

Lloyd Hammond, 73

April 10, 2014

Lloyd Hammond, age 73 of Broken Bow, died Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Hospice Chaplain Peggy Michael-Rush officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials to be established for Asera Care Hospice or the Heritage Hall Nursing Home. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

Max Mattox, 86

April 10, 2014

Max Earl Mattox was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Broken Bow to William and Virginia (Apperson) Mattox. He passed away April 2, 2014, at the age of 86.
Max was a man who dearly loved his family and his Lord. His children and grandchildren could tell you stories for hours of things he has done with them and to them.

Betty Lenore Craig, 91

April 10, 2014

(Betty) Lenore Craig died March 14, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas, following a short illness. Funeral services were held at John Calvin Presbyterian Church March 18, and interment will be in Marble Falls, Texas. She was 91.
Betty Lenore Fisher was born in 1922, to Betty (Ostrand) and Leander Charles Fisher near Mason City. Later her family moved to Broken Bow, where she graduated high school. She attended Kearney State Teachers College and taught school for three years. 

Hazel Goings, 94

April 10, 2014

Funeral Services for Hazel I. Goings were conducted at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, with Pastor Linda Knipping-Potts officiating. Interment followed in the Prairie Home Cemetery.
Hazel Irene Goings, 94 years of age, of Bertrand, formerly of Holdrege, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege.

April 4th

Everett Barnes, 72

April 4, 2014

Everett Eugene Barnes, the fourth of six children, was born in Broken Bow to Lyle Kermit and MaryAlice (Patterson) Barnes Feb. 21,1942, and passed away March 24, 2014 at the
Melham Hospital in Broken Bow at the age 72.
Everett spent his childhood and teenage years in the Brewster and Dunning areas. He went to grade school in Brewster and later graduated from Dunning High School in 1961. As a young teenager, he drove a fuel truck and also worked at various ranches in the Dunning area.

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