Archive - Obituary
Franklin Garfield Townsend, 73, peacefully passed away November 28, 2012, at Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.
Franklin was born Jan. 26, 1939, at Crawford, the first son and fifth child of Frank James and Angie D. (Hack) Townsend. Until he was 9 years old, he attended Crawford Grade School. From the age of 9, Frank lived in several Nebraska communities.
In the early 1970s, he moved to Broken Bow, where he met and married Virginia "Ginny" Lee Parish Jan. 27, 1975.
Mildred Marie Scheibe, age 100, of Broken Bow, Ne died Friday, Nov. 30 2012, at her residence in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Wednesday. Dec. 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. in Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Dunning Cemetery. Visitation was conducted Dec. 4 at Govier Brothers in Broken Bow. Memorials may be made to the family.
A memorial service at Lakewood Cemetery Chapel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, was conducted Nov. 26, 2012, for Julia Lorraine (Beal) Raymond, of St. Paul, Minn., who died unexpectedly at her home on Nov. 15, 2012. The Rev. Neil Elliott officiated. Julie was born April 6, 1949, in Broken Bow to Franklin and Frances Cox Beal. Julie attended Broken Bow Public Schools and graduated with the BBHS class of 1967.
William "Bill" Rickertsen, 89, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died Dec. 3, 2012, at his home in Gothenburg.
He was born June 30, 1923, in Lexington, the son of Adolph and Henny (Seehusen) Rickertsen.
Bill married Lucile Smith on May 23, 1948, at Sumner; to this union four children were born: W. Alan, Archie, J.D. and Lori.
Bill farmed for many years and was involved in Farm Bureau, serving as the County President; 4-H, including being a leader for many years. He also served as a school board member. He was an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church where he had been a member for over 50 years.
Memorial services for Ethel Huffman were conducted from the United Methodist Church in Ansley, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, with the Rev. Joel Plisek officiating. Burial was at the Box Elder Cemetery at Cumro.
Ethel Rose (Shaw) Huffman was born March 28, 1908, near Filley, to L. V. and Susie (Durken) Shaw and passed away Nov. 19, 2012, at Heritage Hall, Melham Medical Center, Broken Bow. She was the youngest of six children.
Beverly Jean (Farmer) Shepherd, age 83, of Hastings, died peacefully at home with family Nov. 12.
Mrs. Shepherd was born Sept. 2, 1929, on a farm in Custer Center to Orval â€śNickâ€ť and Edna (Marquiss) Farmer. She attended Broken Bow schools. Following graduation, she attended business school before working as a secretary for the Brown Fruit Company.
She married Vernon Shepherd June 6, 1948, in Broken Bow. They resided in Grand Island, where they were members of the United Methodist Church. They relocated to Hastings in 1971, when Mr. Shepherd became manager of Allenâ€™s department store.
Lois Luella (McMurtry) Hill was born Nov. 12, 1934, in Anselmo, the daughter of Roy and Florence (Hanke) McMurtry. She attended school in Anselmo until the 5th grade when she moved with her family to Broken Bow.
As a teenager, Lois accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized at Pible Lake while at church camp. Lois graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1952. Shortly before graduation, she was offered a job working for the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company. She worked there first as a telephone operator and then in the business office.
Capt. Charles A. Gardner, Jr., was born in Columbus, Mont., Aug. 22, 1922. He graduated from Broken Bow High School in May 1940.
Capt. Gardner enjoyed an illustrious military career with the U.S. Navy serving from World War II through Viet Nam. He earned several campaign medals, a Bronze Star and the Viet Nam Honor Medal, Second Class.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria; three children, Charles III of Alexandria, Va., Sherry Reel of Hampstead, N.H., and Dr. William Gardner of Bridgewater, Va.; seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Ina (Faye) Woolstrum, of Ansley, left us to be with God and all those who have gone before her. She began her final journey Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, just four days after enduring extensive cancer surgery.
Pat Hickenbottom was born April 21, 1966, at Broken Bow, to Chuck and Karolyn (Miche) Hickenbottom, and passed away Nov. 15, 2012, at Overton.
Memorial services will be Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Ansley with the Rev. Bill Ragan officiating. Inurnment will be in the Ansley Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church in Ansley and Ansley Fire Department