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January 2nd, 2013

Sydnee Owens, 14

January 2, 2013

Sydnee Faith Owens, 14 of Aurora, went to her eternal home Nov. 30, 2012, after a courageous 6 1/2-year battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life was Dec. 4 at the Monroe E-Free Church near Phillips. Family and friends were encouraged to wear pink in honor of Sydnee’s favorite color. Rev. Marshall Erickson officiated. Interment was at the Aurora Cemetery.

Katherine Drake, 74

January 2, 2013

Katherine L. Drake, 74 of Kearney, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
A memorials service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the O'Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home in Kearney with the Rev. Stan Murdoch officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorials are suggested to Heartland Hematology and Oncology. Online condolences or personal reflections may be submitted at www.osrfh.com. O'Brien - Straatmann - Redinger Funeral Home of Kearney is in charge of arrangements.

December 27th, 2012

Nola (Leach) Rosentrater, 78

December 27, 2012

Nola G.(Leach) Rosentrater was born in Lantry, S.D., March 19, 1934, to Mildred A. and Conrad A. Leach.
Her parents and two brothers, Darrel C. Leach and Dale L. Leach, preceded her in home-going.
She is survived by four brothers, Robert E. Leach, Allen L. Leach, Eddie L. Leach, and Paul E. Leach; and three sisters, Donna M. Paden, Carol L. Traube and Joyce I. Baars .

Robert Blair, 67

December 27, 2012

Robert A. Blair, 67, passed away Nov. 24, 2012, in Napa, Calif. He was born Jan. 7, 1945, in Omaha, to Arlene and Ralph Blair.
Bob spent many years in Broken Bow, graduating from Broken Bow High School in 1963. He attended Dana College in Blair, however his focus was on flying. While working at New Holland in Grand Island, he pursued his goal and was employed by Grand Island Aviation Center.

Elsie Kraus, 95

December 27, 2012

Funeral Services for Elsie L. Kraus will be conducted from the United Methodist Church in Eddyville, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Doug Jones officiating. Interment will be in the Jewell Cemetery in Dawson County, southeast of Eddyville.
Elsie L. Kraus, 95 years of age, of rural Eddyville, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, following a brief illness at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

December 21st

Howard G. Ellingson, 90

December 21, 2012

Memorial services for Howard G. Ellingson, age 90 of Kearney, formerly of Broken Bow, will be Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow with Sharon Ruzicka officiating.
Scattering of his remains will be at a later date. Iverson Memorial Funeral Chapel of Broken Bow is in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established to the family.
Howard is survived by two sons, John (Diane) Ellingson of Broken Bow, and Galen (Peg) Ellingson of Broken Bow; one daughter, Cindi (Ron) Rogers of California; nine grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Mary E. Hendrickson, 65

December 21, 2012

Mary Ellen (Trotter) Hendrickson was born March 16, 1947, to Herman and Ruby (Smith) Trotter in Broken Bow. She left this life Nov. 23, 2012, at the age of 65.
She attended school in Broken Bow. Her most recent employment was with Federal Housing Department as a manager of Regency Apartments. She also was a longtime employee of Becton-Dickinson. In May 1965, she married Ted R. Hendrickson, and to this union two sons, Mark and Brad, were born.

Carl Speer, 79

December 21, 2012

Carl Speer, 79 of Broken Bow, passed away Dec. 11, 2012, at Golden Living Center. Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 15, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt and Deacon Michael Dodge officiating. Burial was in Broken Bow Cemetery with Iverson Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established to the family.
Carl worked for Mead Lumber in Broken Bow until he went to work for Becton-Dickinson, where he retired in 1985. Carl loved his books, reading and learning.

Nina Russell, 89

December 21, 2012

Nina Russell, age 89 of Broken Bow, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at her home near Broken Bow.
Funeral services were Saturday, Dec. 15, in the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Ansley Cemeter, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.. Memorials are suggested to Health Connect at Home (Hospice) or the donor's choice.

Gladys B. Knispel, 99

December 21, 2012

Gladys B. Knispel passed away peacefully in her sleep Friday evening, Dec. 14, at Mt. Carmel Home Keens Memorial in Kearney. She was two months short of her 100th birthday.
She was preceded in death by her parents, W.A. and Abbie Haddix; two husbands, Delmar C. Edson and Delbert R. Knispel, and her four brothers.

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