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April 30th, 2015

Allen Ray “Swede” Spangler, 77

April 30, 2015

Allen Ray “Swede” Spangler, age 77 of Gretna, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at Gretna Community Living Center.

Allen, son of Wilson and Clara (Miller) Spangler, was born Sept. 6, 1937, in Callaway.  He attended elementary school at Redfern District 113 and graduated from Callaway High School in 1955.

He then entered the Marine Corps in San Diego and served in California and Pearl Harbor. He was honorably discharged in 1959. 

When he returned home, he worked with his father on the family farm in Custer County south of Callaway. 

Alan Brock Dailey, 54

April 30, 2015

Alan Brock Dailey, 54, of Arnold, completed life’s journey April 24, 2015, at Great Plains Health. He would like to be remembered for the positive impact he made on the world, for fun times and for his relationships with others, not as a loser.

He was born May 9, 1960, in North Platte to Donald Dale and Beverly Jean (Kramer) Dailey the youngest of four boys. Alan graduated from Stapleton High School in 1978.

He was united in marriage to Rebecca “Becky” Lynn (Long) July 26,

April 23rd

Robert White, 58

April 23, 2015

Robert B. White, 58, of Lubbock, Texas, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015, after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

A funeral service was at Govier Brother’s Mortuary Tuesday, April 21. Interment was at the Grandview Cemetery, Anselmo following the service.

Robert (Bob) was born Dec. 6, 1956, in Grand Island to Bruce and Evelyn (Duryea) White.

Orval Benton Rosentreader, 90

April 23, 2015

Orval Benton Rosentreader, age 90, of Broken Bow, formerly of Ansley, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Heritage Hall Care Center in Broken Bow.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 2 p.m. in Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. Burial will be in Saint Josephs Catholic Cemetery at Broken Bow with military rites. 

Memorials may be made to the Ansley Veterans Wall. 

Anna Schoolcraft, 93

April 23, 2015

Anna Schoolcraft, 93 entered into the arms of her Savior from her home in Gurley, Saturday, April 18, 2015.

Memorial services were Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in the Dalton Assembly of God Church. Inurnment will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers please make memorial contributions to the Gurley Fire and Rescue in Anna’s name.

Cremation has taken place and there is no visitation at the funeral home. You can view the online obituary and share condolences with the family at www.holechekfuneralhomes.com

Richard Earl Lewis, 79

April 23, 2015

Richard Earl Lewis was born Sept. 14, 1935. The only son of Albert and Eleanor (Mansfield) Lewis, born at his parents home North of Taylor where he resided all his life. Starting first grade at 4 years of age, he attended Lone Star District 28 through the eighth grade. He graduated salutatorian of his class in 1952 from Taylor High School.

Upon graduation from high school, he began ranching with his parents on the ranch north of Taylor.

November 5, 1956, he married his high school sweetheart, Jeanette Smith.

Shirley Moran Nutter, 90

April 23, 2015

Shirley Simonson Moran Nutter, 90, departed this life April 16,2015, at Linden Court in North Platte.

Shirley was born Nov. 1, 1924, to Carl S. and June (Kemp) Simonson at their homestead north of Mullen in Cherry County. As a child, Shirley grew up on the ranch and attended country schools through the eighth grade. She graduated from Mullen High School in 1941.

Catherine Real, 58

April 23, 2015

Catherine Real, age 58, of Broken Bow, died Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Broken Bow.

Memorial services were Monday, April 20, 2015, at the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow with Pastor Tyce Jensen officiating.

Burial was in the Broken Bow Cemetery.

Catherine Real was born Dec. 19, 1956, to Harley and Verla (Coble) Real at Weiser, Idaho.

Catherine is survived by her daughter, Lisa E. Willmar of Broken Bow; her son, Paul J. Real of Castle Rock, Colo.; five grandchildren; and one sister, Marcia (Mark) Millage of Castle Rock, Colo.

Kay Lynn Haskell Wells, 76

April 23, 2015

Kay Lynn Haskell Wells was born Dec. 19, 1938, to Eugene and Susan (Johnson) Haskell in Ainsworth. Her arrival was announced by the noon whistle, just because it was 12 noon.

Kay Lynn loved being a ranch girl. She grew up around ranching, cattle and had a great love of horses. She was often referred to as Bill by those who knew and loved her. Nick named after her granddad’s favorite horse. She was always very proud of that name and giggled when someone brought up “Bill!”

April 16th

Edward P. Erickson, 72

April 16, 2015

Edward P. Erickson age 72, passed away March 6, 2015, in his home at Bahia de Kino, Mexico.

Ed was born Oct. 17, 1942, to parents Dr. George T. and Minerva (Worthman) Erickson in Broken Bow.

Ed is survived by his daughter, Heather Cooper and grandson, William of South Carolina; daughter, Shannon Anderson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; daughter, Paige Erickson of Omaha; and sister, Barbara Gibbons of Comstock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Minerva; his brother, Dr. Tom Erickson; and his brother-in-law, John Gibbons of Comstock.

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