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March 21st, 2013

Donald Broyles, 76

March 21, 2013

Donald R. Broyles, age 76 passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at home surrounded by loved ones.
Don was devoted to his family, work and country. He was born Aug. 26, 1936, and raised on the Broyles Dairy Farm one-half mile east of Broken Bow. He attended Broken Bow schools and enjoyed football.
Don was a U.S. Navy veteran. After leaving the Navy he joined the California Highway patrol, first being assigned to the motorcycle division (CHIPS) where Don pursued his education and rose through the ranks holding many positions and retiring as a captain.

Gary Johnson, 76

March 21, 2013

Gary Lee Johnson, 76 of Holdrege, formerly of Kearney, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Gary was born to Claude and Marjorie (Crosley) Johnson Aug. 14, 1936, in Mason City.
He attended school in Kearney graduating from Kearney High School with the class of 1954. He pursued his B.A. at Montana State University and graduated with majors in art history, anthropology and Native American Indian studies and went on to obtain a masters degree in human resources at Colorado Technical University.

Alma Sautter, 88

March 21, 2013

Alma M. Sautter, 88, of Central City, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Litzenberg Memorial County Hospital in Central City. Funeral services were Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Central City with the Rev. Paul Blanchard officiating. Interment was in the Central City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.soltfh.com.
Alma was born March 28, 1924, in Greeley County to William and Nellie (Dishaw) Cornell. She grew up in Broken Bow and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1944.

Donald Kaelin, 80

March 21, 2013

Donald E. Kaelin, 80 of Grand Island, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Wedgewood Care Center. Services were Friday, March 8, 2013, at All Faiths Funeral Home in Grand Island, with Dan Naranjo officiating. Burial was at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Kaelin was born at home in Anlsey June 12, 1932, the son of Louis and Elma (Williams) Kaelin.

James "JR" Giles, 72

March 21, 2013

James Richard Giles, 72, known as "JR" of Thedford, passed away at his home Monday, March 4, 2013.
He was born July 9, 1940 to Grover Stanley (Dode) and Alice Aydelotte Giles on the family farm in rural Cherry County in the hay mow as the roof of the house was being rebuilt that summer. A neighborhood woman served as mid-wife, as there were no roads or doctors.
He was home schooled until 3rd grade, then attended country school until 8th grade. He then attended Mullen High School graduating in May 1957.

Dean Horn, 82

March 21, 2013

M. Dean Horn, 82, of rural Broken Bow, died March 6 at his home after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Funeral services will be held at Burr Oak Church Monday, March 11, at 10 a.m. with Pastor David Harder officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Burr Oak Church Vacation Bible School.

Edwin Banning, 89

March 21, 2013

Edwin Banning, 89 of Mystic, Conn., passed away March 1, 2013, surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 65 years, Helen (Robertson) Banning.
Ed was born Oct. 19,1923, in Mason City, to Roy and Ella (Reed) Banning. He grew up in Mason City with his younger sister, Harlene, and had, by all acounts, an idyllic childhood. He and all his friends spent their time helping their families, swimming in the Muddy Creek, looking for arrow heads and generally causing mischief. This was growing up in America at it's best.

March 6th

David Tucker, 60

March 6, 2013

David Leroy Tucker, age 60 of Broken Bow, died March 4, 2013 at Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Jerry Ricketts officiating. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the family.
David Leroy Tucker was born Oct. 15, 1952, at LoupCity, to Marion Seth and Clarissa Joyce (Tvrs) Tucker.

Mardelle Ellis, 80

March 6, 2013

Mardelle Corrine Ellis’s life was filled with many interests, but of them all, she especially enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play sports, working in her flower gardens, and going to yard sales. While pursuing her interests, Mardelle made wonderful friends and memories that lasted a lifetime.

Donald Schroder, 82

March 6, 2013

Donald Dean Schroder, 82, passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Good Samaritan Health Care Center after a long battle with cancer.
He was born June 25, 1930, at Ft. Calhoun, to Herman K. and Hulda M. (Schmidt) Schroder. He was the youngest of four children. He grew up in the communities of Ft. Calhoun, Purdum and Broken Bow.
He married Iris M. Van Ostrand March 17, 1951, at Kearney. To this union six children were born.

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