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April 9th, 2015

Bonnie M. Dittmer, 63

April 9, 2015

Bonnie M. Dittmer, 63, of Amherst, died, Friday, April 3, 2015, at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Miller United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bonnie Brock officiating.

Burial was at the Stanley Cemetery near Amherst.

Memorials are suggested to the family for designation at a later date.

Visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence.

Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of the arrangements.

Stephen T. Joyce, 61

April 9, 2015

Stephen T. Joyce, age 61, of Alliance, formally of Broken Bow, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, April 2, 2015, at his home in Alliance.

Services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. A register book may be signed prior to services Thursday.

Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Broken Bow.

Rich E. Bartram, 68

April 9, 2015

Rich E. Bartram, age 68, of Broken Bow, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at home with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Pastor Peggy Michael Rush officiating.

Honorary pallbearers during service; Dave Green, Dan Hawke, Don Headrick, Lowell Baillie, Ken “Rudy” Handley and Keith Moninger. Family will be greeting friends Friday, April 10, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.

Helen H. Banning, 88

April 9, 2015

Helen H. Banning, 88, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Academy Point, Mystic, Conn.  

To honor Mrs. Banning’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Mrs. Banning was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Mason City, the daughter of Henry and Sena (Mohr) Robertson.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Edwin G. Banning; her sister and brother-in law, Catherine and James Murphree; and her brother-in-law, Homer Cordell.  

Phillip Michael Sledge, 25

April 9, 2015

Phillip Michael Sledge, 25, of Omaha, passed away at home Dec. 4, 2014. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church was the location for a prayer service hosted by James Hanusek Dec. 7. A wake was Dec. 19 at St. Elizabeth Ann with Msgr. Joseph Hanefeldt presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 20, with Fr. Frank Baumert officiating. Burial was at Dale Catholic Cemetery, Merna, with Fr. Jim Hunt presiding at the graveside service.

Phillip Michael Sledge was born Feb. 2, 1989, in Omaha, the second of
two children to Kathryn Lynn Jacquot-Sledge and Michael (Earnest) Parker
Sledge.

Kathryn Lynn Jacquot Sledge, 55

April 9, 2015

Kathryn Lynn Jacquot Sledge, 55, of Omaha, passed away Dec. 16, 2014, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

A wake was Dec. 19, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church with Msgr.
Joseph Hanefeldt presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 20 with Fr. Frank Baumert officiating.

Burial was at Dale Catholic Cemetery, Merna, with Fr. Jim Hunt presiding at the graveside service.

Kathryn Lynn Jacquot was born Jan. 3, 1959 in Broken Bow, to Cecil
Xavier and Meta Christine [Steinmeyer] Jacquot, the eighth of eight children.

April 2nd

Elizabeth Ivory-Davis, 71

April 2, 2015

Elizabeth “Liz” Ivory-Davis 71, of Ainsworth, Neb., lost her battle with cancer March 18, 2015, at the Brown County Hospital in Ainsworth, with her family at her side.

Liz was born on July 8, 1943 in Manhattan, New York to Patrick J. Davis and Helen (Gaynor) Ivory. She married Ross Charles Cowles in 1965 and from this union had one daughter, Suzette (Cowles) Utter. In October of 1981 she remarried Jay Davis of Sturgis, South Dakota, and was married to him until his death in 1998.

Les McCormick, 92

April 2, 2015

Les McCormick, 92, died at Brown County Hospital, Ainsworth Neb., March 22, 2015, surrounded by family.

His service took place in Brewster Neb., at the Community Center Friday March 27, with Govier  Brothers Mortuary officiating.

Thomas Leslie McCormick was born May 18, 1922, to Edward Michael and Pearl Comfort (Dugger) McCormick in Hawley Flats Area near Dunning Neb.

Alice F. Eastman, 79

April 2, 2015

Alice F. Eastman, of Lincoln, passed away March 23, 2015, at the age of 79.

Born Nov. 24, 1935, in Broken Bow, to Morris and Pauline (Hagadorn) Wenquist in their home.

Alice completed high school in Broken Bow and went on to graduate from Hastings College.

She taught elementary school in Lincoln from 1957 to 1965. Alice went on to work as a substitute teacher, then later began working for Health and Human Services of Nebraska. She was a member of second Baptist Church.

Roger Wackerla, 65

April 2, 2015

After an illness of six weeks, Roger Wackerla passed away March 23, 2015, at the VA Hospital in Grand Island at the age of 65 years and 17 days.

Roger was born March 6, 1950, in Broken Bow, Nebr., during the ‘Blizzard of ‘49’ to George E. and Carol D. (Glendy) Wackerla. He was the first of two children born to this union.

His early years were spent on the McDaniel place near Pressey Park where he worked on the L.O. Glendy Ranch with his parents, brother, grandparents, uncles, aunt and cousins.

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