Archive - Obituary
January 11th, 2013
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.
Leta Deloris Isbrandtsen, 86, of the Grand Island Veterans Home, formerly of Sargent, died Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at the Grand Island Veterans Home.
Services were Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Curran Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Chad Bolin officiating. Burial was in the Nebraska Veterans Home Memorial Cemetery with Curran Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.
Leta was born Oct. 15, 1926, at Milford. She is the daughter of Paul and Clara (Kuester) Wittmuss.
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 Sydneeâ€™s favorite color. Rev. Marshall Erickson officiated. Interment was at the Aurora Cemetery.
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 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 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.