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April 16th, 2015

Robert Dale Cole, 85

April 16, 2015

Robert Dale Cole passed away in Bellingham Wash., March 23, 2015, at the age of 85.

Bob was born in Heartwell, May 9, 1929. 

Dad was raised by Harold and Ester Cole and his younger sister, Donna Mills on the family farm.

After attending Ansley High School, he joined the Navy in 1950 where he served during the Korean Conflict, learning the trade of machinest. He returned to the family farm in 1954.

He met Marcia Louise Butler and they married in Ansley June 7, 1956.

Robert “Bobby” R. Love, 58

April 16, 2015

Robert “Bobby” R. Love, 58, of Gibbon, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.

Graveside services were Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Ansley Cemetery in Ansley. The Rev Mark Joedeman officiated.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence.

Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney were in charge of arrangements.

He was born Feb. 1, 1957, in Broken Bow, to Howard and Belva (Clark) Love. He grew up in Ansley, Loup City and Mason City.

Fern W. Schroeder Hall, 95

April 16, 2015

Fern W. Schroeder Hall was born Jan. 16, 1919, at Bartlett, Iowa to John Henry and Alta M. (Gibson) Schroeder. She departed this life to be with her Savior Jan. 30, 2015, at the Callaway Good Life Center.

She was one of 12 children. At the age of seven her family moved to Nebraska. They lived near Broken Bow, Ansley, Dunning and Arnold.

Fern attended Arnold High School, where she graduated in 1936.

She was baptized in ‘Christ’ as a young woman and her faith continued to grow until she departed this life.

Donald J. Reinhard, 83

April 16, 2015

Donald J. Reinhard, 83, of Callaway, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2015, in his birthplace community of Callaway.

Don was born March 13, 1932. He was the oldest of seven children born to the parents of John and Maxine (Shipley Moore) Reinhard.

Don graduated from Callaway High School with the class of 1950. February 14, 1952, Don enlisted in the Navy. He served during the Korean War where he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan, or on a destroyer ship in the Pacific Ocean. He was honorably discharged Feb. 14, 1956.

March 3, 1957, Don married Nadine Sanders in Kimball.

Patricia Ann Gamble, 81

April 16, 2015

Patricia Ann (Witmer) Gamble, 81, of Broken Bow died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney.

Services were at the United Methodist Church in Broken Bow with Kathy Salts officiating. Burial was at Broken Bow Cemetery.

Govier Brothers Mortuary were in charge of arrangements.

She was born June 7, 1933, in Pender, to George and Caroline (Koopman) Witmer.

October 10, 1954, she married Dale Marple in Wayne, who later died in a vehicle accident. They had one son, Jerry.

May 22, 1959, she married Bill Gamble in Wayne and they had three daughters.

Gene LeRoy Dainton, 55

April 16, 2015

Gene LeRoy Dainton, 55, of Broken Bow, died suddenly, Monday, April 6, 2015, of a massive heart attack in Grand Island.

To honor Gene’s wishes cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at a later date in Comstock. 

All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is serving the family.

Gene was born July 11, 1959, in Omaha.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Sharon (Erikson) and Lloyd Arends of Grand Island; father, Lanny (Darlene) Dainton of Broken Bow; sister, Lisa (Todd) Babka of Doniphan; and twin brother, Jerry (Shirley) Dainton of Dallas, Texas.

April 9th

Bonnie M. Dittmer, 63

April 9, 2015

Bonnie M. Dittmer, 63, of Amherst, died, Friday, April 3, 2015, at the Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center in Broken Bow.

Funeral services were Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at the Miller United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bonnie Brock officiating.

Burial was at the Stanley Cemetery near Amherst.

Memorials are suggested to the family for designation at a later date.

Visit www.hlmkfuneral.com to leave a tribute or message of condolence.

Horner Lieske McBride & Kuhl Funeral and Cremation Services in Kearney are in charge of the arrangements.

Stephen T. Joyce, 61

April 9, 2015

Stephen T. Joyce, age 61, of Alliance, formally of Broken Bow, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, April 2, 2015, at his home in Alliance.

Services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Father Jim Hunt officiating. A register book may be signed prior to services Thursday.

Burial will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at Broken Bow.

Rich E. Bartram, 68

April 9, 2015

Rich E. Bartram, age 68, of Broken Bow, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at home with family by his side after a courageous battle with cancer.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Pastor Peggy Michael Rush officiating.

Honorary pallbearers during service; Dave Green, Dan Hawke, Don Headrick, Lowell Baillie, Ken “Rudy” Handley and Keith Moninger. Family will be greeting friends Friday, April 10, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow.

Helen H. Banning, 88

April 9, 2015

Helen H. Banning, 88, died Thursday, March 19, 2015, at Academy Point, Mystic, Conn.  

To honor Mrs. Banning’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services.

Mrs. Banning was born Dec. 22, 1926, in Mason City, the daughter of Henry and Sena (Mohr) Robertson.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 65 years, Edwin G. Banning; her sister and brother-in law, Catherine and James Murphree; and her brother-in-law, Homer Cordell.  

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