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April 26th, 2012

Bradley R. Hendrickson, 41

April 26, 2012

Bradley Ray Hendrickson, age 41 of Broken Bow, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at his home.
Brad was born Jan. 28, 1971, in Broken Bow to Ted and Mary (Trotter) Hendrickson. He attended Broken Bow schools, graduating in 1989.
After graduation he was employed at Becton-Dickinson until he moved to Phoenix, Ariz., where he worked for Revlon Company. Upon his return to Broken Bow in 1996, he went back to B-D, and worked there until he had to leave for health issues.

Evelyn Patterson, 88

April 26, 2012

Evelyn Patterson, 88, longtime Ogallala resident, died Friday, April 20, 2012, in Golden Ours Convalescent Home in Grant.
Evelyn F. Patterson was born March 12, 1924 in Ansley, the daughter of Thomas and Florence (Armour) Price. She attended school in Ansley until her junior year when she and her family moved to Ogallala. She graduated in 1942.
November 7, 1942, Evelyn married Douglas Patterson at Grand Island. The couple lived in Ansley and Lexington before they moved to Ogallala in 1956.

Max E. Copsey, 91

April 26, 2012

Max Edgar Copsey, 91 of Albany, Ore., passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at the Mennonite Home. He was a kind and gentle man loved by everyone who knew him.
Max was born in Sargent Dec. 6, 1920, the son of Milton F. and Anna S. (Amos) Copsey. He was raised in Westerville and attended schools there.
Max moved to Albany in 1940, and worked for Simpson Plywood. He married Ellen Moore Jan. 19, 1941, and in 1942 he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served in New Guinea, the southern Philippines and Luzon. He was discharged from Fort Logan, Colo., in 1945.

James J. Eacker, 87

April 26, 2012

James (Jim) Joyce Eacker was born in Ericson Nov. 26, 1924, and grew up in Broken Bow. Jim passed away April 14, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange, Calif., surrounded by his family.
He was the 12th child of 15 born to proud parents John Isaac Eacker and Freida Marie (Thomas) Eacker. Jim joined the U.S. Coast Guard Dec. 7, 1942, and was honorably discharged April 19, 1946.
Jim married Geraldine (Jerry) Mae Nunes June 15, 1947. Jim and Jerry lived in Holmes Flat, Calif., from 1947 till 1956.

William "Bill" Hickey, 71

April 26, 2012

William Eugene Hickey, age 71 of Cozad, passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at his home in Cozad after a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Bill was born Dec. 22, 1940, to William J. and Gertrude (McCarthy) Hickey at their home near Anselmo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael; step-father, Lyle Kutsch and sister-in-law, Connie Hickey.

April 19th

Sandra Meinhardt, 74

April 19, 2012

Sandra Verlene Meinhardt, 74, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., passed away at the home of her son, Brett Meinhardt, also of Sierra Vista, April 14, 2012, after a brief struggle with melanoma cancer.
She was born March 13, 1938, the third child of Ralph and Avis Headley Clay in Broken Bow. She started elementary school near Berwyn. In February 1947, she and her sister Dawn, after the death of their mother, moved to Longview, Wash., to live with their grandparents, Willie and Elsie Headley.

April 16th

Howard "Leverne" Snider, 55

April 16, 2012

Howard “Levern” Snider, 55, of Overton, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his home in Overton, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Calvary Assembly of God Church in Lexington with Pastor Rex Adams officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Purdum Cemetery at Purdum.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Please forward online condolences to the family through: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com.

Bonnie Neth, 80

April 16, 2012

Funeral services for Bonnie Jean (Enterline) Neth, of rural Broken Bow, were Tuesday, April 17, at 10:30 a.m. at Broken Bow Evangelical Free Church. Bonnie passed away April 13, 2012, at Callaway District Hospital after a short and courageous battle with cancer.
Bonnie was born July 5, 1931, in Belmar, to Melvin Earl and Velva Ruth (Burnett) Enterline. The family moved to Hershey when Kingsley Dam was built. Bonnie graduated from Hershey High School.
Bonnie and Ivan Neth were united in marriage June 18, 1950, and have lived on Ryno Table for 61 years.

April 12th

Dana Ruth Fink, 89

April 12, 2012

*Dana Ruth Fink was a community correspondent for the Custer County Chief for many years. We appreciate all she contributed, and she will be greatly missed.

Dana Ruth Milleson Fink, of Elsmere, was born to Frank and Lola Milleson Jan. 6, 1923, at Thedford. Dana Ruth passed away April 10, 2012, in Kearney.
She moved with her family to the Elsmere area in 1934. Dana Ruth graduated from Thedford High School in 1940. After completing teacher's training, she taught school at South Wrage, Calf Creek, north of Seneca and at the Pleasant Hill School for a total of 40 years.

Donald Vanderheiden, 77

April 12, 2012

Former Broken Bow resident Donald L. Vanderheiden, 77, passed away April 8, 2012 while in the hospital in Inverness, Fla.
Don was born and raised in the Valentine area. After high school he attended Chadron State College where he established and competed as a bull rider on the Chadron State Rodeo Team and competed in Golden Gloves boxing.

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