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August 9th, 2012

Paul Yamamoto, 51

August 9, 2012

Paul David Yamamoto, 51, of Lincoln, died Aug. 1, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer. Paul was born in Alliance, June 7, 1961 to the Rev. Jack and Mildred (Rice) Yamamoto, Paul was the fourth of five children and their only son.
He grew up in Broken Bow and later McCook, where he graduated from high school in 1979.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Millie Yamamoto, both sets of grandparents, and his beloved dog, Annie.

August 1st

Lorene (Cole) Allen, 81

August 1, 2012

Lorene (Cole) Allen, 81 formerly of Broken Bow, died July 22 in John Day, Ore. She was born Sept. 10, 1930 in Broken Bow to Russell and Maude Cole.
She graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1948. In 1953, she married Royel Allen of John Day, Ore.
Preceding her in death are her parents; two sisters, Virginia Cole and Lucille Jones, and a granddaughter Kimberly Allen.
Survivors include her husband Royel; sons, Pete (Sally) Allen and Rod (Taya) Allen, and daughter Susie (Jason) Snyder; sister, Mary Pitman; brothers, Bob (Betty) Cole and Bill (Barbara Cole), and six grandchildren.

Marion Copper, 76

August 1, 2012

Marion Yvonne {Barnes} Copper was born Feb. 10, 1936, at Danbury, Nebr. to Lyle Kermit and Mary Alice (Patterson) Barnes. She passed away at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow, Sunday, July 29, 2012 at the age of 76.
Marion attended the Snake Run School near Broken Bow before her family moved to the Brewster area. She graduated from Brewster High School in 1954.
February 3, 1957, Marion married William O. Copper, Sr and to this union four children were born; William O Copper, Jr., Mary Belle, Lanona Marie, and Leo Kermit.

Mildred Klapal, 89

August 1, 2012

Mildred Ann Klapal, age 89, of Broken Bow, died Monday, July 23, 2012, at the Off Broadway Assisted Living in Broken Bow.
Funeral services were July 27 at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Glen Emert officiating. Burial was in the National Bohemian Cemetery near Comstock. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.

Calvin (Kelly) Treptow, 86

August 1, 2012

Calvin (Kelly) Albert Treptow of Comstock, died Saturday, July 28, 2012, at the Community Memorial Health Center in Burwell.
Services were Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Ord Memorial Chapel with burial following at Douglas Grove Cemetery in Comstock. Memorials are suggested to the family. Ord Memorial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

July 30th

Brett Kramer, 21

July 30, 2012

Brett M. Kramer, 21, of Litchfield died Sunday, July 29, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the Litchfield Christian Church, with the Rev. George Reitz officiating. Burial will be in the Elk Creek Cemetery in Custer County. Visitation will be Thursday prior to service time, at the church. Memorials are suggested to the family. Rasmussen Funeral Home in Ravenna is in charge of arrangements.

Louise Sheets, 94

July 30, 2012

Louise Fern Sheets was born May 18, 1918, in Keystone, Nebr., to Bert and Lena (Cash) Holmes and went to meet her Lord and Savior July 29, 2012, at the age of 94. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Arnold with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Burial will be in the Arnold Cemetery. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Arnold Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Arnold Cemetery Association and the United Methodist Women’s Society.

Lucille Simonson Barant, 85

July 30, 2012

Lucille Alice Simonson Barant was born to Simon T. and Helen L. Stewart Simonson Feb. 24, 1927, on her parent's ranch north and west of Mullen in Cherry country. Lucille departed this life July 26, 2012, in North Platte.
Lucille was the youngest child and was adored by her sister Allegra and brother Bill.
Lucille grew up on the ranch, graduated from Mullen High School, attended Normal training and taught school for a few years. August 18, 1946, she married Stan Barent in a double ceremony with her sister Allegra and Dewayne Buechler in the front yard of their parent's ranch.

July 26th

William "Bill" Wehling, 65

July 26, 2012

William John Wehling, age 65 of Broken Bow, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2012, at his home in Broken Bow.
A celebration of Bill's life was Tuesday, July 24, at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery with military honors. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the UNMC Epply Cancer Center for Research.

Erma Willenberg, 95

July 26, 2012

B. Erma (Estes) Willenberg was born March 11,1917 near Dunning, to Elmer and Loretta (Rice) Estes and passed away July 19, 2012, at the age of 95 years, 4 months, and 1 days.
ln 1921 Erma's family moved to the Gates community and then in 1923 they moved to the Lillian community. Erma attended school at Lillian and Gates, graduating from Gates High School in 1935.

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