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February 8th, 2013

Leila Johnson, 96

February 8, 2013

Leila Johnson, age 96, of rural Anselmo, died Thursday Jan. 31, 2013, at her home near Anselmo.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Broken Bow with the Rev. Mary Jane Gockley officiating. Burial was in the Merna Cemetery at Merna, with Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow in charge of arrangements.Memorials may be made to the Broken Bow Library.
Leila Johnson was born June 22, 1916 in Gross, Nebr., to Carl Antoine and Ruth (Keller) Micheel. She grew up and attended school in the Thedford and Wood Lake communities.

Merle Peterson, 85

February 8, 2013

Merle J Peterson, 85, formerly of Taylor, entered into his Savior's presence Jan. 29, 2013, at the Callaway District Hospital.

Lucile Whitney, 96

February 8, 2013

Lucile Doris Daily was born Dec. 30, 1916, to Chalmers and Grace (Hammond) Daily in Columbus City, Iowa. She passed away into glory Feb. 1, 2013, at Heritage Hall in Broken Bow.
Her childhood was spent around Milburn, as in 1921 her family moved there to farm near the Middle Loup River. She graduated from Milburn High School in 1933, then attended Kearney State Teacher's College and earned her teaching certificate in 1935. She taught grade school at District 57 in Custer County, and also District 59 in Prairie Center.

January 24th

Glenn Rohde, 79

January 24, 2013

Glenn L. Rohde, 79, life-long resident of Eddyville and Sumner, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Callaway Good Life Center.
He was born March 9, 1933, the fifth child and third son of Ronald and Mayme (Anderson) Rohde in Eddyville. He graduated from Eddyville High School with the class of 1951, and went on to further his education at Kearney State Teacher’s College, graduating in 1955.
Glenn was a 4-year letterman in football and track.

Everlyn Margaret Fowler, 95

January 24, 2013

Evelyn Margaret (Smith) Fowler was born Sept. 6, 1917, near Nesbit, which was about nine miles west of Stapleton. She left the loving care at Rose Lane Home in Loup City, and departed this life Jan. 15, 2013, at 7:40 p.m. At that same moment she was welcomed by her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ into her new and eternal home.
She was greeted by her husband, John Mervin; her father and mother, Harry "Bud", Smith, Beatrice "Birdie" Echo (Heldenbrand) Smith; sister, Vera June (Smith) Miller; little brother, Charles Oscar Smith and a host of family and friends.

Karen L. Wilcox, 69

January 24, 2013

Karen Louise Wilcox, née Nielsen, 69, of Virginia Beach, Virg., passed away peacefully Jan. 17, 2013, at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. The cause of death was complications from a stroke.
Karen was born Jan. 19, 1943, in Aurora, to Emma Louise Nielsen and Oscar Frick Nielsen. As a child, Karen loved playing piano and organ, cooking, and fishing, and was an active member of the 4-H Club and Rainbow for Girls.

January 18th

Michael Diefenbaugh, 67

January 18, 2013

Michael Dee Diefenbaugh, 67 of Merna passed away at his home Jan. 9, 2013.
Mike was born Oct. 15, 1945 in Dunning, to Junior and Willda (Crone) Diefenbaugh. He was raised in Merna and graduated from Merna High School in 1963. He was baptized in the Christian Church of Litchfield.
June 28, 1966, he married Judith Yantzie in Broken Bow. They lived in Merna for 46 years, where they raised four children: Misti, Michelle, Kristi and Kyle.

W. Jane Gottschalk, 95

January 18, 2013

W. Jane Gottschalk was born Aug. 17, 1917, to Joseph T. and Edith M. Hendrickson in Thayer County. She attended country school thru 8th grade, then attended Belvidere High School.
Following graduation, Jane taught country school.While teaching, she met Kenneth C. Gottschalk. They were married May 29, 1937.

Dean Shadel, 91

January 18, 2013

Dean Shadel, 91, of Callaway, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Callaway Good Life Center.

Laurin Winkelhake, 75

January 18, 2013

Laurin A. Winkelhake, age 75, of Syracuse, passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, at his home in Syracuse. A funeral for Laurin Winkelhake was Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn, with burial following at the St. Paul Cemetery near Talmage.
He is survived by his brother Roger and wife Iris (Lyons) Winkelhake of Lincoln; three cousins, Virginia Heinke of Lincoln, Shirley Nowack of Higginsville, Mo. and Alvin Winkelhake of Palm Springs, Calif.; also by extended Lyons family, and friends.
Hall Funeral Chapel of Auburn was in charge of arrangements.

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