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June 21st, 2012

Archie Roberts, 91

June 21, 2012

Archie V. Roberts, age 91, of Ansley, died Sunday, June 17, at the Nebraska Veterans Hospital in Grand Island.
Funeral services will be Friday, June 22 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ansley, with the Rev. Barbara Spangler officiating. Burial will be in the Ansley Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be Thursday June 21 from 3-8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Ansley United Methodist Church or the VFW Post 3576.

Wynonna LaVonne Smith, 94

June 21, 2012

Wynonna LaVonne Myers Smith, 94, of Callaway, passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, the Callaway Good Samaritan Center in Callaway.
She was born in Callaway, May 26, 1918, the daughter of Troy and Ruth Maze Myers. She was married for 69 years to her best friend and the love of her life, Foster Smith, who preceded her in death.
LaVonne graduated from Callaway High School and as a young adult was employed at the Callaway Grocery and Market. After marriage to Foster, she spent many years as a homemaker, wonderful mother, gardener, cook, quilter, and seamstress.

Gladys Wolf, 101

June 21, 2012

Gladys Wolf, age 101 of Broken Bow, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at her home in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials have been established to the Broken Bow United Methodist Church or the Broken Bow Rebekah Lodge.

Jean Minnick, 83

June 21, 2012

Jean C. Minnick age 83 of Cambridge, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Jean was born in St. Paul. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1946.
She attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. Jean was a member of the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority.
June 16, 1948, Jean was united in marriage to Paul Minnick. He preceded her in death Nov. 16, 2006. Jean worked for the Cambridge Hospital and later as secretary at the Cambridge Public Schools for more than 10 years.

Margie Kvasnicka, 85

June 21, 2012

Margie Iva (Yohn) Kvasnicka, 85, of Wilber, passed away June 12, 2012. She was born Oct. 21, 1926, in Mason City, to William and Christina (Albrecht) Yohn
Margie attended Mason City School. She married Edwin Price, and to this union four children were born.
While working at Russell Stovers, she attended Lincoln School of Commerce then started working at the Nebraska Bookstore.

June 18th

James Reed, 91

June 18, 2012

James Earl Reed, age 91 of Broken Bow, died June 6, 2012, at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were Monday, June 11, at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Floyd Ditson officiating. Interment was in the Custer Center Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Reed was born Sept. 10, 1920, at Broken Bow to James and Nancy (Ditson) Reed. He grew up in Custer County and moved to Dunning in May of 1940. He married May Peirson Nov. 30, 1940. They lived in the Dunning area until 1954, when they moved 25 miles north of Thedford.

Jerry Keyser, 80

June 18, 2012

Jerry Keyser, 80, of Callaway, formerly of Arnold, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Callaway District Hospital in Callaway, following a lengthy illness.
Jerry was born Jan. 19, 1932, at Kearney Hospital in Kearney, to Lester and Emma (Cruise) Keyser. Jerry moved to Arnold in September 1946, where he met his future bride, Jo Anne Spargo.
The couple was married Nov. 22, 1950, at North Platte. Four children were blessed to this marriage.
He was a member of the Elk’s Lodge, the Eagles Club, Moose Lodge, and a member of the Arnold Volunteer Fire Department, where he was an active EMT.

Herman Haefele, 83

June 18, 2012

Herman George Haefele, 83, entered into God's presence Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, with his famity at his side.
He was born Oct. 24, 1928, on the Haefele family homestead, east of Callaway. His grandparents were pioneer homesteaders in Custer County.
He was the eldest of five sons born to Gecrge Vernon Haefele and Helen Elizabeth Neth Haefele. He grew up and
attended schools in Broken Bow, and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1947. In that same year, Herm enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., and earned the rank of Sergeant.

June 7th

Shirley Trotter, 70

June 7, 2012

Shirley Trotter, age 70 of Broken Bow, died June 5, 2012, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 9, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness' in Broken Bow with Terrence Ristov officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery.

Myra Moon, 92

June 7, 2012

Myra Moon, age 92, was born at Milburn, May 15, 1920, to John Thomas Huffman and Mary Ellen Farley Huffman.She was the youngest of eight children. At the age of seven she started school. She played basketball and softball and enjoyed sports.She graduated in 1939 from Milburn. After she graduated she did waitress work. She married George Nekuda in Broken Bow in 1941. Their children are Gary Nekuda and Darro Nekuda. In 1953, she married Woodrow "Bus" Moon. In 1958, they had a son, Casey Moon. They lived in the Cumings Park Community until 1994.

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