Archive - Obituary
January 18th, 2013
Ralph Ferguson, age 86, of Miller, formerly of Ansley, died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at the Nebraska Veterans Home in Grand Island.
Funeral services were Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the First Christian Church in Ansley, with the Rev. Mel Shepherd officiating. Burial was in the Ansley Cemetery with Military Honors. Memorials are to the Kidney Foundation. Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow was in charge of arrangements.
George Edward Munn, 79 of Lincoln, died Jan. 14, 2013, after he lost his battle to lung cancer. George was born April 15, 1933, in Mason City, to George Emerson Munn and Flora Cecil Spencer.
During January 1953, George enlisted in the U.S Air Force during the Korean War. He served 10 1/2 years as an Air Force aircraft mechanic. During one of his overseas tours at the Panama Canal Zone, he met his beautiful Panama born wife, Louise Gloria Grote. Together they had four children: George Jr, Mary, Fritz and David.
Ivan R. Cooley, age 89 of Broken Bow, died Jan. 13, 2013, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow. Funeral services were. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Govier Brothers Mortuary with Pastor Kathy Salts officiating. Interment was at the Westerville Cemetery with Military Honors with Govioer Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the Westerville Cemetery.
Ivan Rex Cooley was born June 11, 1923, near Gates, to Rex and Marie (Allison) Cooley. He attended school at Gates and graduated from Westerville High School in 1941.
Dorthy Ione Knouse Koepke, accomplished writer, speaker, and beloved mother of 10, joyfully went to be with her Lord Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Norfolk. She was 90 years old.
Dorthy was born in Kingsbury County near Iroquois, SD Jan. 24, 1922, the third of nine children to Fred and Myrtle Bond Knouse. She was baptized as a young adult at Methodist Episcopal Church in Cavour, SD.
John Wesley Churchill, age 91 of Broken Bow Ne. went to be with the Lord on January 8, 2013.
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away"
Revelation 21 v: 4
John Churchill was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Mount Vernon, NY, to the late Solomon and Edna Churchill and was the youngest of five children.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Jordan Churchill, Charles Churchill, Edna Churchill, and Alexander Churchill.
Linda Lee Kettleborough, age 72, of Merna, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center in Broken Bow.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the Merna Rescue Unit.
Dana C. Mills, 88, St. Joseph, Mo., passed away Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Saxton Riverside Country Villa.
Dana was born Nov. 1, 1924, in Westerville, to the late Frank and S. Bertha Mills. He was a graduate of Westerville High School. He served in the U.S. Navy 1943-1946 in the South Pacific during World War II.
He received the Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal (one silver, eight bronze stars), Navy Occupation Service Medal/ Asia Combat Action Ribbon, and the Philippine Liberation.
Jerry Andrew Tapper, the youngest of three children, was born in Chicago, Ill., to Warren and Ethel Tapper Oct. 27, 1956. He departed this world Dec. 29, 2012.
He leaves to mourn his passing his sister, Joyce Stewart and husband Dick; nephews, Cory Stewart and his wife Gabrielle, Adam Stewart and his wife Erin; grand-nephew, Mason; grand-nieces, Hailey, Chloe, Emma and Courtney; special friends, Laura and Leroy Lindner; his MNIS family, and a host of community friends.
David C. Eberle, 67 years of age from Minden, died Jan. 1, 2013, at the Kearney County Health Services-Hospital shortly after being admitted.
David was born Jan. 24, 1945, in Mason City, to Charles and Marie (Nielsen) Eberle. He grew up in the Mason City area and attended school in Mason City. He moved to Broken Bow and worked at Becton-Dickinson.
September 17, 1967, he married Elaine Garska and they moved to Minden in 1970. David worked for Miller the Driller, Minden CO-OP and then for Cargill in Heartwell until retiring in 2006 due to poor health.
Marjorie Ann (Timmons) Sprouse, 82 of West Valley City, Utah, died at the home of her daughter, Connie, Nov. 1, 2012. Marjories was born Aug. 17, 1930, at Oconto to George Curtis Timmons and Rachel Mae Nichols Timmons.
She is survived by her three daughters, Judy Tippets, and Becky (Ron) Korell of Lovell, Wyo., and Connie (Peter) Salm of West Valley City, Utah; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rex Sprouse; brothers, Raymond, Kenneth, Donald and Roberts; and sisters, Dollie Middleton, Iva Gardner and Annabelle Rogers.